Jake Gyllenhaal makes his Broadway musical debut alongside Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford in the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Sunday In the Park with George
. The three-night only production at City Center was one of the most rapturously acclaimed theatrical events of the season, and now it is headed to Broadway to open the highly-anticipated new Hudson Theatre where it will play a strictly limited engagement for 10 weeks only. Be there for this stunning musical about the art of making art—this is not your ordinary Sunday.
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece follows painter Georges Seurat (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Consumed by his need to “finish the hat,” Seurat alienates the French bourgeoisie, spurns his fellow artists, and neglects his lover Dot (Annaleigh Ashford), not realizing that his actions will reverberate over the next 100 years.
“It’s impossible not to fall in love with this marvelous revival. ?or something deeper than love—something closer to religious gratitude. This ‘Sunday
’ is destined to be forever spoken of with misty-eyed bragging rights by anyone who sees it.” - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Genius! This fervent, enticing production reveals something all-too-rare: an abiding faith in the powers of art.” – Edward Rothstein, The Wall Street Journal
“Sondheim’s soaring score sounds marvelous. Sunday
’s emotional climax brings tears.” – David Cote, Time Out New York
“Jake Gyllenhaal is radiant.His searing theatrical presence and unwavering focus seems to consume and illuminate the dark. He has a voice of richly flexible timbre that confidently elicits the most delicate shades of passion and despair.”- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“The luminous Annaleigh Ashforddelivers a performance with both gorgeous precision andspontaneous warmth matched by her eloquent singing.”- Ben Brantley, The New York Times