A to Z Musicals ~ ♬ “S” is for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

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Inspired by the painting entitled “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The Broadway production opened in 1984, and won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and two Tony Awards for design.

Starring Broadway stalwarts Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters, Sunday ran for 604 performances. There was a 2005 revival in London and a 2008 revival on Broadway. There is a scheduled two-month run at the Hudson Theatre (closing on April 23) featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as George.

Here is Mandy Patinkin, ‘finishing the hat.’

Bonus! And here, on the occasion of Sondheim’s 80th birthday, here are Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin to reprise “Move On.”

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6 Comments

What a gorgeous painting. A simpler time, but not for women. I would really dislike getting dressed back in the 1800’s.

Love the painting too !!! Very interesting information on the musical’s. After spending so much time in the musical theater world (I have a lot of friends who are currently living in the musical theater world) people really don’t know just how much work goes into creating those shows. I might of mentioned before, my Matthew just auditioned in New York for ‘Dirty Dancing’ with a traveling company. It is a very hard job and they are all uber talented. I have got to get to a show. Totally brings new life into your world. Great job as always on your #atozchallenge. Love ya, Mz. Martha ❤

Bernadette Peters has always been one classy dame! Mandy… I do like him. Loved him in “Yentl” with Barbra Streisand, but I was so disappointed when he jumped ship on “Criminal Minds.” Btw, did you know that picture (“A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat) was actually painted with small dots? So awesome!
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Hi Martha – I love that Seurat painting … but so interesting to know a musical was inspired by the art work … I’d never heard of it … cheers Hilary

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I think I need to visit the Detroit art museum again soon. There are so many lovely paintings and it’s nice to know they can inspire such creativity in others.

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