By Adam Hetrick
24 May 2013
Lee Blakeley helmed the musical about the life of painter George Seurat, which began previews April 15 and ran through April 25. Radio France also live broadcast the final performance of the work, which featured 46 members of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
During its run, Sunday in the Park With George was also filmed for television. It premieres May 24 at 5 PM, with a subsequent airing May 28 at 5 PM. In addition national public broadcasting channel France Télévisions will air the musical at a date to be announced.
The production marked the world premiere of a new 46-piece orchestration for Sunday in the Park penned by original Tony-winning orchestrator Michael Starobin.
Ovenden portrayed Seurat. He also appeared in the Off-Broadway staging of Death Takes a Holiday. In September he originated the role of J.M. Barrie in the West End-aimed musical Finding Neverland by Scott Frankel, Michael Korie and Allan Knee. Dann (Lend Me a Tenor, Jolson) portrayed Dot/Marie.
View highlights from the production below: