James Lapine to release book on the creation of Sunday in the Park With George

James Lapine is to release a book based on his hit musical Sunday in the Park With George.

The Tony Award-winning musical was penned by Lapine with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Now an accompanying book, Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park With George, is on its way exploring the behind the scenes story of the show.

You can pre-order the book online here.

The book will be released on April 13, 2021.

A teaser reads:

Putting It Together chronicles the two-year odyssey of creating the iconic Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George. In 1984, James Lapine, then a fledgling playwright and director, met Stephen Sondheim, already a legendary Broadway composer, and the two decided to turn Georges Seurat’s masterwork Sunday on the Island of La Grand Jatte into a musical.

Through Lapine’s recollections, conversations between Lapine, Sondheim, and the original cast and crew of the production, and a treasure trove of personal photographs, sketches, script notes, and sheet music from the making of the show, the two Broadway icons lift the curtain on their beloved musical.

Putting It Together delves deep into the making of Sunday in the Park with George and the story of how a Broadway icon went off-Broadway with a neophyte nineteen years his junior to create a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning smash hit.

Sunday in the Park with George made its debut on Broadway in 1984 and in the West End in 1990.

Th 2017 Broadway revival will transfer to London in 2021 with Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford.

About the author: Jessica White

Recent University graduate Jessica is the newest writer for Stageberry. She's over the moon to be sharing her theatre knowledge and passion for musicals with the online world.


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