London's Sunday in the Park with George Confirmed for Broadway

News   London's Sunday in the Park with George Confirmed for Broadway The Menier Chocolate Factory production of Sunday in the Park with George will arrive in New York in January 2008. Roundabout Theatre Company will present the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical at Studio 54.
Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell in Sunday in the Park with George.
Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell in Sunday in the Park with George.

The musical, which recently won five Olivier Awards, will begin its New York run Jan. 18, 2008, with an official opening Feb. 14. Sam Buntrock will direct. Boyett Ostar will co-produce the New York run with David Babani, who heads the Menier Chocolate Factory, where the revival bowed before moving to the Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End.

No casting has been announced for the production. The London cast was headed by Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell as, respectively, George and Dot. Both won Oliviers for their performances.

PS Classics released the London cast album.

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George originally opened at Broadway's Booth Theatre on May 2, 1984, where it ran for 540 performances. Starring Mandy Patinkin as George and Bernadette Peters as Dot, the premiere Broadway company also included Barbara Bryne as the Old Lady, Brent Spiner as Franz, Charles Kimbrough as Jules and Dana Ivey as Yvonne. Sondheim's score — which was nominated for a Tony Award — features such titles as "Finishing the Hat," "Putting It Together," "Children and Art," "Move On" and "Beautiful." Sunday in the Park received ten Tony Award nominations, winning two — Scenic Designer (Tony Straiges) and Lighting Designer (Richard Nelson). It was also awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

Sunday in the Park with George will play Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM.

Tickets will go on sale in September by phone at (212) 719-1300 or on-line at www.roundabouttheatre.org. The Studio 54 box office is located in Manhattan at 254 West 54th Street.

The cast of London's <i>Sunday in the Park with George</i>.
The cast of London's Sunday in the Park with George.