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March 20, 2022


Manhattan School of Music’s Musical Theatre program, launched in fall 2016, welcomes audiences to Neidorff-Karpati Hall for its spring mainstage production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George. The production will run for four performances, March 25–27.

Directed by Don Stephenson, with musical direction by Paul Masse, the MSM production is the School’s first mainstage Musical Theatre production to welcome live audiences since the COVID-19 pandemic began in late winter 2020.

A workshop production of the new Dave Malloy-Krista Knight musical, Don’t Stop Me, ran for four sold-out performances at Riverside Theatre last month and was attended by many of the musical theatre community’s leading lights. Among them were the show’s Tony-nominated composer/co-lyricist Dave Malloy, book writer/co-lyricist Krista Knightand Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George, with book by James Lapine, is one of Sondheim’s most beloved musicals. Inspired by French painter Georges Seurat, the plot revolves around George – a fictionalized version of Seurat, who is deeply immersed in the painting of his masterpiece, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte – and his present-day great-grandson, also an artist. The show’s original Broadway production, which featured Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters, opened in 1984, exactly 100 years after Seurat first put brush to canvas to begin La Grande Jatte.

This is the first production of Sunday in the Park with George to open in New York since Sondheim’s death at the age of 91 in November 2021. It will run for four performances only:

  • Friday, March 25, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 26, 2:30 & 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 27, 2:30 pm

Reviewers: please contact Katharine Burns at to arrange for tickets.

To purchase tickets, please visit the MSM website.


A special video on the MSM production, which includes interviews with the director and cast:

Production Details

Don Stephenson, Director

Paul Masse, Music Director

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM


Liza Gennaro, Dean of Musical Theatre, Manhattan School of Music

Neidorff-Karpati Hall at Manhattan School of Music

130 Claremont Avenue, New York City

$30 Adult, $15 Students and Seniors

Click here for details and tickets


Jeff Breithaupt

Vice President for Media and Communications, Manhattan School of Music


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