Casting Complete for Roundabout's Sunday in the Park with George Revival

News   Casting Complete for Roundabout's Sunday in the Park with George Revival Michael Cumpsty, Alexander Gemignani, Jessica Molaskey and Mary Beth Piel will help color the canvas for the upcoming Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George.

Michael Cumpsty, Alexander Gemignani, Jessica Molaskey and Mary Beth Peil
Michael Cumpsty, Alexander Gemignani, Jessica Molaskey and Mary Beth Peil Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the Menier Chocolate Factory production of the musical at Studio 54. Sam Buntrock directs the limited engagement, which will begin previews Jan. 18, 2008 and open Feb. 21.

As previously reported, Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell — who starred as George and Dot, respectively, at London's Menier — will reprise their work for New York audiences.

Joining them will be Michael Cumpsty (Democracy, Copenhagen) as Jules/Bob, Alexander Gemignani (Les Misérables, Assassins) as Boatman/Dennis, Jessica Molaskey (Parade, Dream) as Yvonne/Naomi with Mary Beth Peil (Nine, The King and I) as Old Lady/ Blair.

The ensemble will feature Ed Dixon (as 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) and David Turner (Franz/Lee).

The design team includes Caroline Humphris (musical director), David Farley (set and costume design), Ken Billington (lighting design), Sebastian Frost (sound design) and Tim Bird (projection design). Roundabout in association with Boyett Ostar Productions, David Babani (of the Menier), Caro Newling for Neal Street Productions and Mark Rubinstein produce the new Broadway run. The revival first bowed at the Menier before moving to the Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End.

The London cast album for the Olivier Award winner for Outstanding Musical Production was released by PS Classics.

Sondheim and Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George originally opened at Broadway's Booth Theatre on May 2, 1984, starring Mandy Patinkin as George and Bernadette Peters as Dot. The cast also included Barbara Bryne, Brent Spiner, Charles Kimbrough and Dana Ivey. The musical was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

The production continues Roundabout's relationship with the work of composer Sondheim, having produced revivals of Company (1995), Follies (2001), Assassins and Pacific Overtures (both in 2004). Sunday follows the latter two, which also played Studio 54.

Tickets will go on sale to the public Nov. 17 (American Express cardholders will be able to access seats Oct. 31). To purchase call Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 or visit roundabouttheatre.org. The Studio 54 box office is located in Manhattan at 254 West 54th Street.