Michael Cumpsty
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Michael Cumpsty
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Full casting has been announced for the Roundabout Theatre Company's presentation of the Menier Chocolate Factory's revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Sunday in the Park with George at Studio 54. The production, which will be directed by Sam Buntrock, will begin performances on January 25 and will open officially on February 21.

Sunday in the Park With George was inspired by Georges Seurat's famous painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." The first half of the musical, set in 1884, focuses on the creation of the painting and Seurat's relationship with a woman named Dot. In the second half, set approximately 100 years later, the focus is on Seurat's great grandson, George, an acclaimed but unhappy artist.

Michael Cumpsty (Jules & Bob) Alexander Gemignani (Boatman & Dennis), Jessica Molaskey (Yvonne & Naomi), and Mary Beth Peil (Old Lady & Blair) will join previously announced cast members Daniel Evans (George) and Jenna Russell (Dot & Marie), who will recreate their Olivier Award winning roles.

The cast will also include Ed Dixon (Mr. Charles), Santino Fontana (Soldier & Alex), Kelsey Fowler (Louise), Jessica Grove (Celeste #2 & Silent Artist), Alison Horowitz (Louise), Stacie Morgain Lewis (Frieda & Betty), Drew McVety (Louis & Billy), Anne Nathan (Nurse & Mrs. Harriet), Brynn O'Malley (Celeste #1), and David Turner (Franz & Lee).

The creative team will include Christopher Gattelli (musical staging), Caroline Humphris (musical director), David Farley (set and costume design), Ken Billington (lighting design), Sebastian Frost (sound design) and Tim Bird (projection design).

The London production won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production. The 1984 Broadway production of Sunday in the Park With George, directed by Lapine, starred Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters. It received 10 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, and won for Best Sets and Best Lighting. The musical also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.