MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
May 02, 1984
Closing Date
Oct 13, 1985
1st Preview
Apr 02, 1984
1st Preview
Apr 02, 1984
Previews
35
Performances
604
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Booth Theatre
(May 02, 1984 - Oct 13, 1985)

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.

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; Chromolume Music Programmed by Michael Starobin; 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; Music Preparation Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus and Christine Ambrose
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; Photographer: Martha Swope
Set and costume design adapted from the Seurat painting from the Art Institute of Chicago
George (Act I)
an artist
Apr 02, 1984 - Sep 16, 1984
 
George (Act II)
an artist
Apr 02, 1984 - Sep 16, 1984
Dot
George's mistress
Apr 02, 1984 - Feb 24, 1985
 
Marie
George's grandmother
Apr 02, 1984 - Feb 24, 1985
Old Lady
 
Blair Daniels
an art critic
Yvonne
Jules' wife
 
Naomi Eisen
a composer
Jules
another artist
 
Bob Greenberg
the museum director
Celeste #2
 
Elaine
Boy bathing in the River
 
Louise
the daughter of Jules and Yvonne
Woman with baby carriage
 
Photographer
Man lying on the bank
 
Louis
a baker
 
Billy Webster
Harriet's friend
Man with bicycle
 
Museum Assistant
 
Lee Randolph
the museum's publicist
Judith Moore
Broadway debut
Nurse
nurse to Old Lady
 
Mrs.
 
Harriet Pawling
a patron of the arts
Young Man sitting on the bank
 
Frieda
a cook
 
Betty
an artist
Boatman
 
Charles Redmond
a visiting curator
Little Girl
Franz
a servant
 
Dennis
a technician
Celeste #1
 
Waitress
 
Alex
an artist
Understudies: Sue Anne Gershenson (Young Man sitting on the bank, Frieda, Betty, Celeste #1, Nurse, Celeste #2, Elaine), Ray Gill (Franz, Dennis, Man with bicycle, Man lying on the bank, Louis, Billy Webster, Soldier, Alex, Mr., Lee Randolph), Joanna Glushak (Dot, Marie, Celeste #1, Nurse, Celeste #2, Elaine), Cris Groenendaal (Franz, Dennis, Soldier, Alex), John Jellison (Man lying on the bank, Louis, Billy Webster, Jules, Bob Greenberg, Boatman, Charles Redmond), Michele Rigan (Boy bathing in the River, Louise), Robert Westenberg (George (Act I), George (Act II)) and Sara Woods (Old Lady, Blair Daniels, Nurse, Mrs., Harriet Pawling, Yvonne, Naomi Eisen)

Booth Theatre (May 02, 1984 - Oct 13, 1985)

Stage Manager: Steven Shaw (Jul 26, 1984 - Oct 13, 1985); Production Stage Manager: Fredric H. Orner
Conducted by Eric Stern

Cast

Joanna Glushak
During Bernadette Peters' vacation
Dot
George's mistress
Aug 27, 1984 - Sep 09, 1984
 
Marie
George's grandmother
Aug 27, 1984 - Sep 09, 1984
Cris Groenendaal
During Robert Westenberg's vacation
George (Act I)
an artist
Jan 15, 1985 - Jan 20, 1985
 
George (Act II)
an artist
Jan 15, 1985 - Jan 20, 1985
George (Act I)
an artist
Apr 23, 1985 - Aug 04, 1985
 
George (Act II)
an artist
Apr 23, 1985 - Aug 04, 1985
Dot
George's mistress
Feb 26, 1985 - Mar 10, 1985
 
Marie
George's grandmother
Feb 26, 1985 - Mar 10, 1985
George (Act I)
an artist
Aug 05, 1985 - Oct 13, 1985
 
George (Act II)
an artist
Aug 05, 1985 - Oct 13, 1985
Dot
George's mistress
Mar 12, 1985 - Oct 13, 1985
 
Marie
George's grandmother
Mar 12, 1985 - Oct 13, 1985
George (Act I)
an artist
Sep 18, 1984 - Apr 21, 1985
 
George (Act II)
an artist
Sep 18, 1984 - Apr 21, 1985
Yvonne
Jules' wife
 
Naomi Eisen
a composer
Franz
a servant
 
Dennis
a technician
 
 
Celeste #2
 
Waitress
Cris Groenendaal
During Robert Westenberg's vacation
Soldier
 
Alex
an artist
Louis
a baker
 
Billy Webster
Harriet's friend
 
Man lying on the bank
 
Lee Randolph
the museum's publicist
Little Girl
Howard McGillin
Broadway debut
Soldier
 
Alex
an artist
Louis
a baker
Natalie Polizzi
Broadway debut
Boy bathing in the River
 
Louise
the daughter of Jules and Yvonne
Louise
the daughter of Jules and Yvonne
Woman with baby carriage
 
Photographer
Understudies: Victoria Brasser (Nurse, Mrs., Harriet Pawling, Young Man sitting on the bank, Frieda, Betty, Celeste #1, Elaine, Celeste #2, Waitress), David Bryant (George (Act I), Franz, Dennis, Mr., Lee Randolph, George (Act II)), Victoria Clark , Mary D'Arcy (Dot, Marie), Sue Anne Gershenson (Waitress), Joanna Glushak (Waitress), Cris Groenendaal (George (Act I), George (Act II)), John Jellison (Soldier, Alex), Jeff Keller (Franz, Dennis, Soldier, Alex, Jules, Bob Greenberg), Sherri Lynn Leidy (Boy bathing in the River, Louise), Howard McGillin (George (Act I), George (Act II)), T. J. Meyers (Man with bicycle, Louis, Boatman, Charles Redmond, Billy Webster, Mr., Lee Randolph), Nancy Opel (Yvonne, Naomi Eisen) and Melanie Vaughan (Nurse, Mrs., Harriet Pawling)
music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Act 1
Sung By
Sunday In The Park With George
Dot
No Life
Jules and Yvonne
Color And Light
Dot and George
Gossip
Celeste #1, Celeste #2, Boatman, Nurse, Old Lady, Jules and Yvonne
The Day Off
George, Nurse, Franz, Frieda, Boatman, Soldier, Celeste #1, Celeste #2, Yvonne, Louise, Jules and Louis
Everybody Loves Louis
Dot
Finishing The Hat
George
We Do Not Belong Together
Dot and George
Beautiful
Old Lady and George
Sunday
Company
Act 2
Sung By
It's Hot Up Here
Company
Chromolume #7
George and Marie
Putting It Together
George and Company
Children and Art
Marie
Lesson #8
George
Move On
George and Dot
Sunday
Company

Tony Award®

 
 

Best Book of a Musical

1984 Nominee
Book by James Lapine
 

Best Original Score

1984 Nominee
Music by Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1984 Nominee
Mandy Patinkin
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1984 Nominee
Bernadette Peters
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1984 Nominee
Dana Ivey

Best Scenic Design

1984 Winner
Scenic Design by Tony Straiges
 

Best Costume Design

1984 Nominee
Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt and Ann Hould-Ward

Best Lighting Design

1984 Winner
Lighting Design by Richard Nelson
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1984 Nominee
Directed by James Lapine

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1985 Winner
Book by James Lapine
Music by Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Book

1984 Winner
Book by James Lapine
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1984 Nominee
Mandy Patinkin
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1984 Nominee
Bernadette Peters
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1984 Nominee
Charles Kimbrough

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1984 Winner
Directed by James Lapine

Outstanding Orchestration

1984 Winner
Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin

Outstanding Lyrics

1984 Winner
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 

Outstanding Music

1984 Nominee
Music by Stephen Sondheim
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1984 Nominee
Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt and Ann Hould-Ward

Outstanding Lighting Design

1984 Winner
Lighting Design by Richard Nelson

Outstanding Set Design

1984 Winner
Scenic Design by Tony Straiges

Outstanding Special Effects

1984 Winner
Special Effects by Bran Ferren
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