Winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Synopses & Reviews
"A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte" by Georges Seurat is one of the great paintings of the world, and in Sunday in the Park with George, book writer James Lapine and composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim bring a story based on the work brilliantly to life. While the painting depicts people gathered on an island in the Seine, the musical goes beyond simply describing their lives. It is an exploration of art, of love, of commitment. Seurat connected dots to create images; Lapine and Sondheim use connection as the heart of all our relationships.
Winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize. "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