‘George’ set for Broadway

Sondheim musical moves to Studio 54

The Roundabout is gearing up for “Sunday in the Park With George,” laying plans to put the Menier Chocolate Factory production of the Stephen Sondheim tuner into Studio 54 next season.

The Broadway incarnation of the London revival will likely begin rehearsals in December. Blighty version is up for six Olivier Awards on Sunday, following its West End run last year.

Casting for the Gotham production has not yet begun. West End ensemble included Brit thesps Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell, both nommed for acting Oliviers.

Helmed by Sam Buntrock (who is also up for an Olivier), the high-tech production originated at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in November 2005.

Boyett Ostar, which specializes in London-New York transfers (“The History Boys,” “Coram Boy”), got involved in the show when it moved to the West End and seems likely to be attached to the Roundabout version as well.

With a book by James Lapine, the Pulitzer-winning 1983 musical chronicles the personal and artistic life of French pointilist painter Georges Seurat, then jumps ahead in time to follow a fictional great-grandson of Seurat in the contemporary American art world.

(David Benedict in London contributed to this report.)

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