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Photo Coverage: 'Sunday in the Park' Opening Night Curtain Call & After Party

On Thursday, February 21, Roundabout Theatre Company officially opened the Broadway revival production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).  The limited engagement, which began previews January 25, 2008, has been extended through June 1, 2008.

Daniel Evans (George) and Jenna Russell (Marie/Dot) lead an all-star cast featuring Michael Cumpsty (Jules/Bob), Alexander Gemignani (Boatman/Dennis) and Jessica Molaskey (Yvonne/Naomi) with Mary Beth Peil (Old Lady/Blair). The Menier Chocolate Factory's Olivier Award winning production is directed by Sam Buntrock with musical staging by Christopher Gattelli.

The cast also includes Ed Dixon (Mr. Charles), Santino Fontana (Soldier/Alex), Kelsey Fowler (Louise), Jessica Grove (Celeste #2/Silent Artist), Alison Horowitz (Louise), Stacie Morgain Lewis (Frieda/Betty), Drew McVety (Louis/Billy), Anne Nathan (Nurse/Mrs. Harriet), Brynn O'Malley (Celeste #1), David Turner (Franz/Lee).

"The Georges Seurat painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, is the inspiration for this compelling musical fantasy which celebrates the art of creation and the creation of art," describe press notes, "The first half of Sunday in the Park with George, set in 1884, sees the painting and its rich comic tapestry come to life in a world where, for Georges, art comes before love, before everything.  In the second half, set in 1980s New York, we see the great grandson of Georges and his search for inspiration amongst the unfolding world of contemporary art."

Tickets are available at Roundabout Ticket Services at 212-719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street).   Through ACCESS Roundabout, 100 tickets will be available for the first preview performance (January 25) for only $10 each. 

Sunday in the Park with George plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2PM.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.


Sunday in the Park with George officially opened Thursday, February 21, 2008


Brynn O'Malley, Jessica Grové and Santino Fontana


Brynn O'Malley, Jessica Grové and Santino Fontana


Ensemble


Jessica Molaskey, Michael Cumpsty, Mary Beth Peil and Ensemble


Jessica Molaskey, Michael Cumpsty, Mary Beth Peil and Ensemble


Michael Cumpstey, Alexander Gemignani, Brynn O'Malley, Jessica Grové, Jessica Molaskey, Mary Beth Peil, Santino Fontana and the Ensemble


Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell


Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell


Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell


Jenna Russell


Jenna Russell


Daniel Evans


Daniel Evans


Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell


Brynn O'Malley, Daniel Evans, Jenna Russell and Michael Cumpstey


Anne L. Nathan, Alexander Gemignani, Alison Horowitz, Jessica Molaskey, Daniel Evans, Jenna Russell, Michael Cumpsty, Mary Beth Peil, Jessica Grové and Ensemble


Anne L. Nathan, Alexander Gemignani, Alison Horowitz, Jessica Molaskey, Daniel Evans, Jenna Russell, Michael Cumpsty, Mary Beth Peil and Ensemble


Anne L. Nathan, Alexander Gemignani, Alison Horowitz, Jessica Molaskey, Daniel Evans, Jenna Russell, Michael Cumpsty, Mary Beth Peil and Ensemble


Anne L. Nathan, Alexander Gemignani, Alison Horowitz, Jessica Molaskey, Daniel Evans, Jenna Russell, Michael Cumpsty, Mary Beth Peil and Ensemble


Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell


Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell


Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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