Sunday in the Park with George
Composed by Stephen Sondheim (1930-). Applause Libretto Library. Libretto, Musicals Reference. Script only (softcover). 224 pages. Applause Books #1557830681. Published by Applause Books (HL.314018).
Item Number: HL.314018
ISBN 1557830681. 5.5x8.25 inches. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine Introduction by Andre Bishop.
This 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical was inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. A complex work revolving around a fictionalized Seurat immersed in single-minded concentration while painting the masterpiece, the production has evolved into a meditation on art, emotional connection, and community.
“Sunday is itself a modernist creation, perhaps the first truly modernist work of musical theatre that Broadway has produced ... a watershed event that demands nothing less than a retrospective, even revisionist, look at the development of the serious Broadway musical.”– Frank Rich, The New York Times Magazine
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