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Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created "Sunday in the Park with George"

Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created

Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created "Sunday in the Park with George"

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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the iconic musical Sunday in the Park with George

Putting It Together chronicles the two-year odyssey of creating the iconic Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George. In 1982, James Lapine, at the beginning of his career as a playwright and director, met Stephen Sondheim, nineteen years his senior and already a legendary Broadway composer and lyricist. Shortly thereafter, the two decided to write a musical inspired by Georges Seurat’s nineteenth-century painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

Through conversations between Lapine and Sondheim, as well as most of the production team, and with a treasure trove of personal photographs, sketches, script notes, and sheet music, the two Broadway icons lift the curtain on their beloved musical. Putting It Together is a deeply personal remembrance of their collaboration and friend - ship and the highs and lows of that journey, one that resulted in the beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning classic.

James Lapine is a preeminent director, playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. He is the recipient of three Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical (Passion, Falsettos, Into the Woods), as well as nine Tony Award nominations, five Drama Desk Awards, a Pulitzer Prize in Drama, and a Peabody Award, among other honors. He has also been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Mr. Abbott Award for lifetime achievement in theater.

ISBN: 9780374200091

ISBN-10: 9780374200091

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 08/03/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/03/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 416

Language: English

Categories

Performing Arts / Theater / Broadway & Musicals

Performing Arts / Theater / History & Criticism