Booth Theatre, (5/02/1984 - 10/13/1985)

First Preview: Apr 02, 1984
Opening Date: May 02, 1984
Closing Date: Oct 13, 1985
Total Previews: 35
Total Performances: 604

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Act I: A series of Sundays from 1884 to 1886; a park on an island in the Seine just outside of Paris and George's studio. Act II: An American art museum and on the island in 1984.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)

Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Emanuel Azenberg; Produced by arrangement with Playwrights Horizons

Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin; Suggested by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte" and the life of Georges Seurat

Directed by James Lapine

Scenic Design by Tony Straiges; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt and Ann Hould-Ward; Lighting Design by Richard Nelson; Sound Design by Tom Morse; Hair and Wig Design by Charles LoPresto; Hair Design by Richard Allen; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Mr. Patinkin's hair designed by J. Roy Helland; Mr. Patinkin's make-up designed by J. Roy Helland

General Manager: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Richard Berg

Production Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell; Stage Manager: Fredric H. Orner and Loretta Robertson; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.

Music published by Tommy Valando; Chromolume Music Programmed by Michael Starobin; Concert Mistress: Marilyn Reynolds; Violin: Cecelia Hobbs Gardner; Viola: Karl Bargen; Cello: Eileen Folson; Piano & Synthesizer: Paul Ford; Synthesizer: Ted Sperling; Harp: Beth Robinson; French Horn: Ronald Sell; Woodwinds: Les Scott and Al Hunt; Percussion: Robert Ayers; Music Preparation Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus and Christine Ambrose

Special Effects by Bran Ferren

Movement directed by Randolyn Zinn; Casting: John S. Lyons; General Press Representative: Fred Nathan & Associates; Speech Consultant: Kristin Linklater; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Artwork by Frank Verlizzo; Photographer: Martha Swope

Set and costume design adapted from the Seurat painting from the Art Institute of Chicago

Opening Night Cast

Mandy PatinkinGeorge (Act I)
an artist
(Apr 02, 1984 - Sep 16, 1984)
George (Act II)
an artist
(Apr 02, 1984 - Sep 16, 1984)
Bernadette PetersDot
George's mistress
(Apr 02, 1984 - Feb 24, 1985)
Marie
George's grandmother
(Apr 02, 1984 - Feb 24, 1985)
Barbara BryneOld Lady
Blair Daniels
an art critic
Dana IveyYvonne
Jules' wife
Naomi Eisen
a composer
Charles KimbroughJules
another artist
Bob Greenberg
the museum director
Mary D'ArcyCeleste #2
Elaine
Danielle FerlandBoy bathing in the River
Louise
the daughter of Jules and Yvonne
Sue Anne GershensonWoman with baby carriage
Photographer
Cris GroenendaalMan lying on the bank
Louis
a baker
Billy Webster
Harriet's friend
John JellisonMan with bicycle
Museum Assistant
Kurt KnudsonMr.
Lee Randolph
the museum's publicist
Judith Moore
Broadway debut
Nurse
nurse to Old Lady
Mrs.
Harriet Pawling
a patron of the arts
Nancy OpelYoung Man sitting on the bank
Frieda
a cook
Betty
an artist
William ParryBoatman
Charles Redmond
a visiting curator
Michele RiganLittle Girl
Brent SpinerFranz
a servant
Dennis
a technician
Melanie VaughanCeleste #1
Waitress
Robert WestenbergSoldier
Alex
an artist

Understudies: Sue Anne Gershenson (Betty, Celeste #1, Celeste #2, Elaine, Frieda, Nurse, Young Man sitting on the bank), Ray Gill (Alex, Billy Webster, Dennis, Franz, Lee Randolph, Louis, Man lying on the bank, Man with bicycle, Mr., Soldier), Joanna Glushak (Celeste #1, Celeste #2, Dot, Elaine, Marie, Nurse), Cris Groenendaal (Alex, Dennis, Franz, Soldier), John Jellison (Billy Webster, Boatman, Bob Greenberg, Charles Redmond, Jules, Louis, Man lying on the bank), Michele Rigan (Boy bathing in the River, Louise), Robert Westenberg (George (Act I), George (Act II)) and Sara Woods (Blair Daniels, Harriet Pawling, Mrs., Naomi Eisen, Nurse, Old Lady, Yvonne)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1984 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Emanuel Azenberg

 1984 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by James Lapine

 1984 Best Original Score [nominee] 

Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

 1984 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Mandy Patinkin

 1984 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Bernadette Peters

 1984 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Dana Ivey

winner 1984 Best Scenic Design [winner] 

Tony Straiges

 1984 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Patricia Zipprodt

 1984 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Ann Hould-Ward

winner 1984 Best Lighting Design [winner] 

Richard Nelson

 1984 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

James Lapine

Drama Desk Award

winner 1984 Outstanding Musical [winner] 

Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Emanuel Azenberg

winner 1984 Outstanding Book [winner] 

Book by James Lapine

 1984 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Mandy Patinkin

 1984 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Bernadette Peters

 1984 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Charles Kimbrough

winner 1984 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner] 

James Lapine

winner 1984 Outstanding Orchestration [winner] 

Michael Starobin

winner 1984 Outstanding Lyrics [winner] 

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

 1984 Outstanding Music [nominee] 

Music by Stephen Sondheim

 1984 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

Patricia Zipprodt

 1984 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

Ann Hould-Ward

winner 1984 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner] 

Richard Nelson

winner 1984 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 

Tony Straiges

winner 1984 Outstanding Special Effects [winner] 

Special Effects by Bran Ferren

Pulitzer Prize

winner 1985 for Drama [winner] 

Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine

Songs

music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

ACT 1 Sung By
Sunday In The Park With GeorgeDot (George's mistress)
No LifeJules (another artist) and Yvonne (Jules' wife)
Color And LightDot (George's mistress) and George
GossipCeleste #1, Celeste #2, Boatman, Nurse (nurse to Old Lady), Old Lady, Jules (another artist) and Yvonne (Jules' wife)
The Day OffGeorge, Nurse (nurse to Old Lady), Franz (a servant), Frieda (a cook), Boatman, Soldier, Celeste #1, Celeste #2, Yvonne (Jules' wife), Louise (the daughter of Jules and Yvonne), Jules (another artist) and Louis (a baker)
Everybody Loves LouisDot (George's mistress)
Finishing The HatGeorge
We Do Not Belong TogetherDot (George's mistress) and George
BeautifulOld Lady and George
SundayCompany
ACT 2 Sung By
It's Hot Up HereCompany
Chromolume #7George and Marie (George's grandmother)
Putting It TogetherGeorge and Company
Children and ArtMarie (George's grandmother)
Lesson #8George
Move OnGeorge and Dot (George's mistress)
SundayCompany

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Booth Theatre

(5/2/1984 - 10/13/1985)
Stage Manager: Steven Shaw(Jul 26, 1984 - Oct 13, 1985); Production Stage Manager: Fredric H. Orner.

Conducted by Eric Stern.

Cast

Bruce Adler
Dennis
a technician
Franz
a servant
David Bryant
Pamela Burrell
Naomi Eisen
a composer
Yvonne
Jules' wife
Sue Anne Gershenson
Celeste #2
Waitress
Joanna Glushak
During Bernadette Peters' vacation
Dot
George's mistress
(Aug 27, 1984 - Sep 9, 1984)
During Bernadette Peters' vacationMarie
George's grandmother
(Aug 27, 1984 - Sep 9, 1984)
Cris Groenendaal
Alex
an artist
Soldier
During Robert Westenberg's vacationGeorge (Act I)
an artist
(Jan 15, 1985 - Jan 20, 1985)
During Robert Westenberg's vacationGeorge (Act II)
an artist
(Jan 15, 1985 - Jan 20, 1985)
Harry Groener
George (Act I)
an artist
(Apr 23, 1985 - Aug 4, 1985)
George (Act II)
an artist
(Apr 23, 1985 - Aug 4, 1985)
Betsy Joslyn
Dot
George's mistress
(Feb 26, 1985 - Mar 10, 1985)
Marie
George's grandmother
(Feb 26, 1985 - Mar 10, 1985)
Jeff Keller
Man lying on the bank
Billy Webster
Harriet's friend
Louis
a baker
Frank Kopyc
Lee Randolph
the museum's publicist
Mr.
Sherri Lynn Leidy
Little Girl
Howard McGillin
Alex
an artist
Broadway debutSoldier
T. J. Meyers
Louis
a baker
Mandy Patinkin
George (Act I)
an artist
(Aug 5, 1985 - Oct 13, 1985)
George (Act II)
an artist
(Aug 5, 1985 - Oct 13, 1985)
Maryann Plunkett
Dot
George's mistress
(Mar 12, 1985 - Oct 13, 1985)
Marie
George's grandmother
(Mar 12, 1985 - Oct 13, 1985)
Natalie Polizzi
Broadway debut
Boy bathing in the River
Louise
the daughter of Jules and Yvonne
Sarah Bethany Reynolds
Louise
the daughter of Jules and Yvonne
Melanie Vaughan
Elaine
Robert Westenberg
George (Act I)
an artist
(Sep 18, 1984 - Apr 21, 1985)
George (Act II)
an artist
(Sep 18, 1984 - Apr 21, 1985)
Sara Woods
Photographer
Woman with baby carriage

Understudies: Victoria Brasser (Betty, Celeste #1, Celeste #2, Elaine, Frieda, Harriet Pawling, Mrs., Nurse, Waitress, Young Man sitting on the bank), David Bryant (George (Act II), Dennis, Franz, George (Act I), Lee Randolph, Mr.), Victoria Clark, Mary D'Arcy (Dot, Marie), Sue Anne Gershenson (Waitress), Joanna Glushak (Waitress), Cris Groenendaal (George (Act I), George (Act II)), John Jellison (Alex, Soldier), Jeff Keller (Alex, Bob Greenberg, Dennis, Franz, Jules, Soldier), Sherri Lynn Leidy (Boy bathing in the River, Louise), Howard McGillin (George (Act I), George (Act II)), T. J. Meyers (Billy Webster, Boatman, Charles Redmond, Lee Randolph, Louis, Man with bicycle, Mr.), Nancy Opel (Naomi Eisen, Yvonne), Melanie Vaughan (Harriet Pawling, Mrs., Nurse).


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