Friday, February 23, 2007
"Sunday" In Studio 54 With Roundabout
Fresh from its five Olivier Award wins last weekend, the Sunday In The Park With George revival is now confirmed for an early 2008 transfer to Studio 54. The Menier Chocolate Factory received spectacular critical acclaim for its production, which will now be mounted by Broadway's Roundabout Theatre Company beginning January 18, 2008. Opening night is set for February 14.
Casting is yet to be announced, although as I stated on Monday, one would hope that every consideration be given to allowing Olivier Award-winning actors Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell to reprise their West End performances on this side of the pond.
While a special concert version of Sunday In The Park With George was staged on Broadway in 1994, this marks the first time that a fully-produced revival of the musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will appear on the Great White Way. The original Broadway production enjoyed 604 regular performances from May 2, 1984 through October 13, 1985. Although it famously lost the Best Musical Tony to La Cage Aux Folles, it did earn a Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama in 1985.
This will clearly be an eagerly anticipated musical for anyone serious about Broadway theatre. I'll keep you posted on the casting choices.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).