Sam Buntrock’s production, starring Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell, extended its run by six weeks following critical acclaim. The musical opened in the West End on May 23, and a Broadway transfer is expected sometime next year.
The revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1984 musical opened at the Chocolate Factory Nov. 30, 2005, and is the show's first London production since the musical’s U.K. premiere at the National Theatre in 1990.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning show is based on the pointillist masterpiece “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by post-impressionist painter Georges Seurat.
This latest production, directed by Sam Buntrock, features an abridged second act and animation by projection designer Timothy Bird.
In the show, the cutting-edge technology brings Seurat’s work to life, allowing the figures in the painting to move around David Farley’s white-walled set. Bird and Farely recently received the Critics’ Circle’s Best Design Award for their work. Sunday in the Park with George is presented in the West End by Broadway producer Boyett Ostar, David Babani & Danielle Tarento for Chocolate Factory Productions, Caro Newling for Neal Street Productions and Mark Rubinstein. The team has been supported by Cameron Mackintosh, the new owner of Wyndham’s Theatre.
The two-disc cast recording of the London production was released recently by PS Classics.
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