The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced extensions for two of its productions. Sunday in the Park with George, which opened last night to rave reviews at Studio 54, will now play two extra weeks of performances, through June 1. In addition, the off-Broadway staging of Crimes of the Heart, directed by film star Kathleen Turner, has been extended for one week, with performances now running at the Laura Pels Theatre through April 20.
The Georges Seurat painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" serves as the inspiration for Sunday in the Park with George, a musical fantasy celebrating the art of creation and the creation of art. The first half, set in 1884, sees the painting and its rich comic tapestry come to life in a world where, for Georges, art comes before love, before everything. In the second half, set in 1980s New York, we see the great grandson of Georges and his search for inspiration in the world of contemporary art. For tickets and more information, click here.