Impressionist Flash Mob! Sunday in the Park Characters Come to Life in Surprise Chicago Museum Appearance
Visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago got a musical surprise on Sept. 16 when a full-sized replica of Georges Seurat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884" was installed, but devoid of most of the foreground characters. The costumed cast of Chicago Shakespeare Theater's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical Sunday in the Park with George, led by Jason Danieley as Seurat, suddenly appeared for museum-goers, who had been puzzled by the strange new version of the iconic pointillist painting. They sang the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical's Act One finale, "Sunday." Read more about the revival here.