Full cast of Sunday in the Park with George announced
Producers of the Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, which will re-open the historic Hudson Theatre on Broadway, have now announced complete casting.
Joining previously announced Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford, will be Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Mr./Charles), Tony nominee Phillip Boykin (Boatman/Lee), Claybourne Elder (Soldier/Alex), Liz McCartney (Mrs./Harriet), Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles (Frieda/Betty), and Jordan Gelber (Louis/Billy), who are all reprising their respective roles from the New York City Center production. They will be joined by new additions to the cast Jenni Barber (Celeste #2/Elaine), Mattea Marie Conforti (Louise), Erin Davie (Yvonne/Naomi), Tony nominee Penny Fuller (Old Lady/Blair), Tony winner Robert Sean Leonard (Jules/Bob), Ashley Park (Celeste #1/Waitress), Jennifer Sanchez (Nurse), and David Turner (Franz/Dennis).
Rounding out the cast are ensemble members Max Chernin, MaryAnn Hu, Tony nominee Michael McElroy, and Jaime Rosenstein and swings Julie Foldesi and Andrew Kober.
The production, which previously ran off-Broadway at the New York City Center, will re-open the Hudson Theatre from February 11 to April 23, 2017, with an official opening on February 23.
Sunday in the Park with George features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine. The musical originally opened on Broadway in 1984 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Synopsis: "The musical follows painter Georges Seurat (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Consumed by his need to 'finish the hat,' Seurat alienates the French bourgeoisie, spurns his fellow artists, and neglects his lover Dot (Annaleigh Ashford), not realizing that his actions will reverberate over the next 100 years."
Directed by Sarna Lapine, the creative team behind Sunday in the Park with George features music direction by Chris Fenwick, musical staging by Ann Yee, music coordination by Seymour Red Press, orchestrations by Tony winner Michael Starobin, scenic design by Tony winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony winner Clint Ramos, lighting design by Tony winner Ken Billington, sound design by Tony nominee Kai Harada, projection design by Tal Yarden (with co-projection design by Christopher Ash), hair and wig design by Cookie Jordan, and make-up design by Joe Dulude II.
Sunday in the Park with George is produced on Broadway by Ambassador Theatre Group, Carole Shorenstein Hays, Caiola Productions, Jeffrey Finn, Jere Harris and Darren Deverna, J/K/R/S, Clair-Bridget Kenwright, LD Entertainment, Benjamin Lowy & Adrian Salpeter, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Jeanine Tesori, Riva Marker, in association with New York City Center, and Adam Speers – Executive Producer for ATG.
The Hudson Theatre played its last Broadway performance on April 20, 1968. It has been undergoing a multi-million dollar project to restore the landmark venue to its former glory as a Broadway playhouse. The restoration has included backstage and technical upgrades and new fly systems, which will transform the Hudson into a leading legitimate Broadway theatre.