Julian Ovenden is set to star as George Seurat in the Théâtre du Châtelet production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, running April 15-25, 2013.
Ovenden has appeared in the Off-Broadway staging of Death Takes a Holiday. He also performed in West End's Marguerite, Grand Hotel, and Merrily We Roll Along. On Broadway, he performed in Butley in 2006.
The cast will also feature Sophie-Louise Dann (Lend Me a Tenor, Jolson) as Dot/Marie, Rebecca de Pont Davies as Old Lady/Elaine, David Curry as Solider/Redmond, Beverly Klein as Yvonne/Blair, Rebecca Bottone as Celeste 1/Betty, Francesca Jackson as Celeste 2/Billy, Nicholas Garrett as Boatman/Dennis, Damian Thantrey as Franz/Randolph, Jessica Walker as Nurse/Harriet, Jonathan Gunthorpe as Louis/Alex and Christine Buffle as Frieda/Noemie.
The creative team will include scenic designer William Dudley and costume designer Adrian Linford. David Charles Abell will musical direct with choreography by Lorena Randi.
The pointillist painting by Georges Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, painted between 1884 and 1886, is the starting point of this reflection passionate about the work of the artist. Sondheim and his librettist have imagined the exhausting work of Seurat painting this huge table with this amazing technique, to the point of neglecting Dot ("Point"), his mistress pregnant.
During modern first act, the second part, located in New York in 1984, shows the difficult life of the great-grand-son of Seurat, artist.
Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1985, the work is powerful and poetic. Refinement of the great songs, like Putting It Together or Sunday , has greatly contributed to the reputation of a very moving book.
James Lapine originally produced on Broadway by The Shubert Organization and Emanuel Azenberg, in agreement with Playwrights Horizon, Inc., New York City, creator of the original production of Sunday in the Park with George in 1983
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