At the Schneider Theater...
Sunday in the Park with George
October 19 – November 17, 2012
Art comes alive and explores the complexity of life.
Inspired by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat, Sunday In The Park With George is a deeply insightful and highly personal examination of life, the creation of art, and its lasting impact not only on its creators but future generations. Shimmering with love and light, this unique, inventive musical is one of the most acclaimed shows of our time. After seeing the show, composer Leonard Bernstein wrote to his friend Stephen Sondheim, calling the show "brilliant, deeply conceived, canny, magisterial and by far the most personal statement I've heard from you thus far. Bravo." Sondheim’s soaring score and James Lapine’s award-winning book intertwine with Seurat’s distinctive art to create a moving, poetic drama that explores the complexity of life and the art of understanding it.
- Book by James Lapine
- Music by Stephen Sondheim
- Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
- Awards: Nominated for ten Tony Awards, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Olivier Award for Best New Musical