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

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.

Title:Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park with George
ISBN:9780374200091
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    Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park with George Reviews

  • Tom O?Leary

    SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE is perhaps my all time favorite musical. The ending of Act One is one of the most moving moments I have experienced in the theater. This behind the scenes memoir of the ...

  • Blake Dean

    While certainly not for every reader, Putting It Together is perfect for anyone interested generally in the process of artistic creation or more particularly in musical theatre in the 80s.After finish...

  • Lynn

    Nice overview of the first Broadway performances of Sunday in the Park with George with the original cast. Very nice. ...

  • James Beggarly

    Thanks to Netgalley and FSG for the ebook. This is one of my favorite musicals and it’s fascinating to see how it all came together. The second half of the book is the complete script, but the first...

  • V. Briceland

    In this compulsively readable volume, James Lapine has stitched together personal memoir and candid chats with artists of all stripes to recount the making of Sunday in the Park with George, the 1984 ...

  • Jeff Goodman

    Musical theatre nerds, rejoice! I just finished listening to the audiobook of James Lapine’s “Putting it Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park with George.” It’s a mu...

  • Alex Curtis

    Theater buffs, acting students and budding playwrights will love this delicious masterclass on creating a Broadway musical. I grew up with Sunday In The Park With George, so this was just a treat. The...

  • Michael

    If you like theater, Broadway, Sondheim, backstage gossip you will devour this book. Sunday in the Park with George is actually one of my least favorite shows, but I like Sondheim, it was a lot of fun...

  • Ais

    Way too short. I needed so much more of this. 60000/10...

  • Tim Pinckney

    I devoured this. An oral history about the creation of "Sunday in the Park with George", a show that most artists love unconditionally. This examines the creative process through candid discussions by...