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James Lapine

How ‘Sunday in the Park With George’ Almost Became a Movie Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep

While he may not be a household name in Hollywood, on Broadway, James Lapine has achieved near-deity status, due in large part to two collaborations with another theater giant, Stephen Sondheim. Their 1987 musical, Into the Woods (Lapine wrote the book and Sondheim the music and lyrics), is their best known work, having been adapted […]

Lincoln Center Theater Pushes ‘Flying Over Sunset,’ ‘Intimate Apparel’ to Fall

Both productions were scheduled for spring openings but were forced to suspend performances March 12 when New York theaters were shut down in response to the new coronavirus outbreak.

Tony Nominees Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck to Lead ‘Flying Over Sunset’ on Broadway

Opening in spring 2020, the new LSD musical set in 1950s Hollywood features book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Michael Korie.

‘Into the Woods’: Theater Review

A powerhouse cast that includes Sutton Foster, Skylar Astin, Patina Miller, Gaten Matarazzo and Cheyenne Jackson takes the annual Hollywood Bowl production to a new level with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's revisionist fairy-tale musical, 'Into the Woods.'

‘Sunday in the Park With George’: Theater Review

Reprising their roles on Broadway after an acclaimed concert staging, Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford burrow deeper into 'Sunday in the Park With George,' the landmark musical about making art by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.

12 of the Most Eagerly Anticipated New York Stage Shows of Spring 2017

Plays by Tracy Letts, Martin McDonagh, August Wilson, John Guare, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams are high on the must-see list of THR's chief theater critic, as well as two Stephen Sondheim musicals, a new show by David Byrne, and the return of beloved Broadway divas Bette Midler, Glenn Close, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole.

Broadway’s ‘Falsettos’ Revival to Air on PBS

The critically lauded William Finn-James Lapine musical will be filmed before its Jan. 8 closing date for broadcast as a 'Live From Lincoln Center' special.

Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Broadway Musical Revival of ‘Sunday in the Park With George’

Annaleigh Ashford will also reprise her co-starring role in the Stephen Sondheim musical, which will reopen the Hudson Theatre.

‘Falsettos’: Theater Review

Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells star as a New York neurotic, his ex-wife and his lover in 'Falsettos,' the 1992 musical by William Finn and James Lapine, which redefines the term "tight-knit family."

‘Sunday in the Park With George’: Theater Review

Jake Gyllenhaal stars opposite Annaleigh Ashford in this concert staging of 'Sunday in the Park With George,' the Pulitzer-winning 1984 musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine about art and human connection.

Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells to Lead ‘Falsettos’ Cast

Stephanie J. Block will also star in the Broadway revival of the Tony-winning musical by William Finn and James Lapine, about complicated relationships in the shadow of AIDS.

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Sets Musical Memoir

The Tony-winning star will play 65 performances this spring in a solo vehicle timed to the release of her autobiography, conceived by James Lapine and directed by Tommy Tune.