Sunday in the Park with George

Cast: 10f 8m plus extras

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781854590572Publication Date:
5 Apr 1990
Size: 198mm x 130mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
New York 1984; National Theatre 1990

Sunday in the Park with George

By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Paperback £10.99£8.79

Professional Production On Stage at:
Savoy Theatre, West End
From Thu 11 Jun 2020 to Sat 5 Sep 2020
  • Olivier Award for Best New Musical - 1991
  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama - 1985

Inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillist masterpiece, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical celebrates the art of creation and the creation of art.

In the first half of the musical, set in 1884, the people - and the animals - in the painting come to life in a world where, for the artist George, art comes before love, before everything.

In the second half, a century later, Seurat's great-grandson is wrestling with the same obsessions in present-day New York.

Sunday in the Park with George was premiered on Broadway in May 1984, in a production directed by James Lapine. An earlier, incomplete version had been performed Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in July 1983. The musical went on to win the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The first London production opened at the National Theatre in March 1990. It won the 1991 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Press Quotes

'The first truly modernist work of musical theatre that Broadway has ever produced'

New York Times

'Penetrates the mystery of artistic creation... overpoweringly affecting... what a show this is... irresistible'

Daily Telegraph

'This is great musical theatre'

Sunday Times

Cast: 10f 8m plus extras

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781854590572Publication Date:
5 Apr 1990
Size: 198mm x 130mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Professional Production On Stage at:
Savoy Theatre, West End Thu 11 Jun 2020 - Sat 5 Sep 2020

Also by Stephen Sondheim:

Pacific Overtures
Getting Away With Murder
A Little Night Music
Gypsy
Assassins
Into the Woods
Follies
Passion
Road Show
Company: The Complete Revised Book and Lyrics
Into the Woods (film tie-in edition)
Sweeney Todd
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Company (US edition)

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Also by James Lapine:

Passion
Into the Woods (film tie-in edition)
Into the Woods

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