'Sunday in the Park with George' to Close June 29th
Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE will play its final performance on Sunday, June 29that 2:00 PM. This revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize winning musical stars Daniel Evans (George), Jenna Russell (Dot & Marie), Michael Cumpsty (Jules & Bob), Alexander Gemignani (Boatman & Dennis), Jessica Molaskey (Yvonne & Naomi) and is directed by Sam Buntrock at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th St).
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE will have played 32 preview performances and 149 regular performances. Previews began on January 25th, 2008 and opened officially on February 21st, 2008. This limited engagement was extended three times through June 29th.
The cast also includes Ed Dixon (Mr. & Charles), Santino Fontana (Soldier & Alex), Kelsey Fowler (Louise), Jessica Grové (Celeste #2 & Silent Artist), Alison Horowitz (Louise), Stacie Morgain Lewis (Frieda & Betty), Drew McVety (Louis & Billy), Anne L. Nathan (Nurse, Mrs. & Harriet), Brynn O'Malley (Celeste #1), David Turner (Franz & Lee).
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE features musical staging by Christopher Gattelli.. The design team includes Caroline Humphris (Musical Director), David Farley (Set and Costume Design), Ken Billington (Lighting Design), Sebastian Frost (Sound Design), Tim Bird (Projection Design) and Jason Carr (Orchestrations).
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. 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.
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE was nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Daniel Evans) and Best Actress in a Musical (Jenna Russell). Tim Bird and David Farley won an Outer Critic's Circle Award for Outstanding Set Design and Ken Billington won an OCC Award for Outstanding Lighting Design. Jason Carr received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations and Tim Bird received a DD Award for Outstanding Projections and Video Design. Jenna Russell was awarded a Theatre World Award for her role as Dot/Marie. Sunday in the Park with George was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Sam Buntrock) and Outstanding Actor & Actress in a Musical (Daniel Evans & Jenna Russell), five Outer Critic's Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Daniel Evans) and three Drama League nominations for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Distinguished Performances (Daniel Evans & Jenna Russell).
Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street). Ticket prices range from $36.25-$121.25.
Sunday in the Park with George will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.