Actor to co-star with Annaleigh Ashford in revival of Stephen Sondheim musical
Gyllenhaal will re-team with Annaleigh Ashford, with whom he starred in a concert version of the show in October as part of New York City Center’s Encores series.
Sarna Lapine will direct the musical, which features a score by Sondheim and a book by James Lapine.
Performances are set to begin Feb. 11, 2017, ahead of an official openinng on Feb. 23. The limited run, which will play through April 23, will mark the reopening of Broadway’s historic Hudson Theatre on West 44th Street.
This will mark the second major Broadway revival of Sondheim and Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, which follows the French pointillist painter Georges Seurat and the creation of his masterpiece, “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 (Ashford), not realizing that his actions will reverberate over the next 100 years.
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 critically 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.