Putting it together : how Stephen Sondheim and I created Sunday in the park with George /

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, New York, United States, p.xv, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : (2021)



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(OCoLC)fst01030830, fast, homoit, Librettos., Musicals, Musicals., New York (State), Production and direction, Production and direction.


"A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the iconic Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George"--In 1982 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. Here Lapine chronicles the two-year odyssey of creating the iconic Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George, accompanied by a treasure trove of personal photographs, sketches, script notes, and sheet music. The result is a deeply personal remembrance of their collaboration and friendship, and the highs and lows of a journey that resulted in a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. -- adapted from jacketIncludes libretto on pages 259-383.Dramatis personae -- From Ohio to Sondheim -- Stephen Sondheim -- Sondheim goes off-Broadway -- Lapine goes Broadway -- The Booth Theater -- Finale.