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Sunday in the Park with George   

 
Booth Theatre, (5/02/1984 - 10/13/1985)
First Preview: Apr 02, 1984 Total Previews: 35
Opening Date: May 02, 1984    
Closing Date: Oct 13, 1985 Total Performances: 604

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Act I: A series of Sundays from 1884 to 1886; a park on an island in the Seine just outside of Paris and George's studio. Act II: An American art museum and on the island in 1984.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Emanuel Azenberg; Produced by arrangement with Playwrights Horizons
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin; Suggested by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte" and the life of Georges Seurat
Directed by James Lapine
Scenic Design by Tony Straiges; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt and Ann Hould-Ward; Lighting Design by Richard Nelson; Sound Design by Tom Morse; Hair and Wig Design by Charles LoPresto; Hair Design by Richard Allen; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Mr. Patinkin's hair designed by J. Roy Helland; Mr. Patinkin's make-up designed by J. Roy Helland
General Manager: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Richard Berg
Production Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell; Stage Manager: Fredric H. Orner and Loretta Robertson; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Music published by Tommy Valando; Concert Mistress: Marilyn Reynolds; Violin: Cecelia Hobbs Gardner; Viola: Karl Bargen; Cello: Eileen Folson; Piano & Synthesizer: Paul Ford; Synthesizer: Ted Sperling; Harp: Beth Robinson; French Horn: Ronald Sell; Woodwinds: Les Scott and Al Hunt; Percussion: Robert Ayers
Special Effects by Bran Ferren
Movement directed by Randolyn Zinn; Casting: John S. Lyons; General Press Representative: Fred Nathan & Associates; Speech Consultant: Kristin Linklater; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Artwork by Frank Verlizzo
Set and costume design adapted from the Seurat painting from the Art Institute of Chicago
Cast
Mandy PatinkinGeorge (Act I)
an artist
George (Act II)
an artist
Bernadette PetersDot
George's mistress
Marie
George's grandmother
Barbara BryneOld Lady
Blair Daniels
an art critic
Mary D'ArcyCeleste #2
Elaine
Danielle FerlandBoy bathing in the River
Louise
the daughter of Jules and Yvonne
Sue Anne GershensonWoman with baby carriage
Photographer
Cris GroenendaalMan lying on the bank
Louis
a baker
Billy Webster
Harriet's friend
Dana IveyYvonne
Jules' wife
Naomi Eisen
a composer
John JellisonMan with bicycle
Museum Assistant
Charles KimbroughJules
another artist
Bob Greenberg
the museum director
Kurt KnudsonMr.
Lee Randolph
the museum's publicist
Judith Moore
Broadway debut
Nurse
nurse to Old Lady
Mrs.
Harriet Pawling
a patron of the arts
Nancy OpelYoung Man sitting on the bank
Frieda
a cook
Betty
an artist
William ParryBoatman
Charles Redmond
a visiting curator
Michele RiganLittle Girl
Brent SpinerFranz
a servant
Dennis
a technician
Melanie VaughanCeleste #1
Waitress
Robert WestenbergSoldier
Alex
an artist
Understudies: Sue Anne Gershenson (Betty, Celeste #1, Celeste #2, Elaine, Frieda, Nurse, Young Man sitting on the bank), Ray Gill (Alex, Billy Webster, Dennis, Franz, Lee Randolph, Louis, Man lying on the bank, Man with bicycle, Mr., Soldier), Joanna Glushak (Celeste #1, Celeste #2, Dot, Elaine, Marie, Nurse), Cris Groenendaal (Alex, Dennis, Franz, Soldier), John Jellison (Billy Webster, Boatman, Bob Greenberg, Charles Redmond, Jules, Louis, Man lying on the bank, Man with bicycle), Michele Rigan (Boy bathing in the River, Louise), Robert Westenberg (George (Act I), George (Act II)) and Sara Woods (Blair Daniels, Harriet Pawling, Mrs., Naomi Eisen, Nurse, Old Lady, Yvonne)
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1985 for Drama [winner] 
 Music by Stephen Sondheim ;  Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ;  Book by James Lapine
Tony Award®
 1984 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Emanuel Azenberg
 1984 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by James Lapine
 1984 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Stephen Sondheim ;  Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 1984 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Mandy Patinkin
 1984 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Bernadette Peters
 1984 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Dana Ivey
winner 1984 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  Tony Straiges
 1984 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Patricia Zipprodt
 1984 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Ann Hould-Ward
winner 1984 Best Lighting Design [winner] 
  Richard Nelson
 1984 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  James Lapine
Drama Desk Award
winner 1984 Outstanding Musical [winner] 
 Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Emanuel Azenberg
winner 1984 Outstanding Book [winner] 
 Book by James Lapine
 1984 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Mandy Patinkin
 1984 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Bernadette Peters
 1984 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Charles Kimbrough
winner 1984 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner] 
 Directed by James Lapine
winner 1984 Outstanding Orchestration [winner] 
  Michael Starobin
winner 1984 Outstanding Lyrics [winner] 
 Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 1984 Outstanding Music [nominee] 
 Music by Stephen Sondheim
 1984 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 
  Patricia Zipprodt
 1984 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 
  Ann Hould-Ward
winner 1984 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner] 
  Richard Nelson
winner 1984 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Tony Straiges
winner 1984 Outstanding Special Effects [winner] 
 Special Effects by Bran Ferren
music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
ACT 1 Sung By
Sunday In The Park With GeorgeDot (George's mistress)
No LifeJules (another artist) and Yvonne (Jules' wife)
Color And LightDot (George's mistress) and George
GossipCeleste #1, Celeste #2, Boatman, Nurse (nurse to Old Lady), Old Lady, Jules (another artist) and Yvonne (Jules' wife)
The Day OffGeorge, Nurse (nurse to Old Lady), Franz (a servant), Frieda (a cook), Boatman, Soldier, Celeste #1, Celeste #2, Yvonne (Jules' wife), Louise (the daughter of Jules and Yvonne), Jules (another artist) and Louis (a baker)
Everybody Loves LouisDot (George's mistress)
Finishing The HatGeorge
We Do Not Belong TogetherDot (George's mistress) and George
BeautifulOld Lady and George
SundayCompany
ACT 2 Sung By
It's Hot Up HereCompany
Chromolume #7George and Marie (George's grandmother)
Putting It TogetherGeorge and Company
Children and ArtMarie (George's grandmother)
Lesson #8George
Move OnGeorge and Dot (George's mistress)
SundayCompany