Welcome to a new Wildcard Wednesday! This week, we’re honoring Stephen Sondheim’s 91st birthday with a bonus Musical Theatre Monday where I’m offering — for subscribers who comment below to alert me of their interest — access to several rare audios of one of my favorite masterworks, Sunday In The Park With George (1984).
Included in this lot is an audio boot of the Original Broadway Production with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters from September 1984, along with a July 1983 recording of the show’s initial workshop at Playwrights Horizon (which, incidentally, also included the likes of Kelsey Grammer and Christine Baranski). From the latter, here’s “Sunday.”
I’ll also throw in an audio from the 2002 Kennedy Center production with Raúl Esparza and Melissa Errico, and from the 2004 Ravinia Festival concert with Michael Cerveris and Audra McDonald (and Patti LuPone). Here’s the title song from Ravinia.
Come back next week for another Wildcard! And stay tuned Tuesday for more sitcom fun!