Roundabout confirms ‘George’ leads

Evans, Russel to star

The Roundabout Theater Company has confirmed that Brit thesps Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell will reprise their lead roles in the Broadway import of the Menier Chocolate Factory’s London staging of “Sunday in the Park With George.”

Both Evans and Russell took home Oliviers for their perfs in the Sam Buntrock-helmed production, which won five Oliviers overall, including the top tuner prize.

No other casting has been announced for the revival of the Stephen Sondheim tuner, although word is that the rest of the ensemble will likely be filled by American thesps.

Production, which begins previews Jan. 18, 2008, for a Feb. 14 opening at Studio 54, is presented in association with Boyett Ostar Prods. (“The History Boys”), David Brabani of the Chocolate Factory, Caro Newling for Neal Street Prods. and Mark Rubinstein.

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