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
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Situated just off Times Square in New York on 44th Street, between Millennium Broadway Hotel and The Premier Hotel, The Hudson Theatre opened on October 19, 1903 with a production of Cousin Kate starring Ethel Barrymore. Built by Henry B. Harris, a famous Broadway producer of that period, The Hudson Theatre is one of New York City’s oldest Broadway showplaces. The 100-foot long lobby was the largest ever seen on Broadway at that time. Among the stars that have graced the Hudson’s stage are Douglas Fairbanks, William Holden, Helen Hayes, Edward G. Robinson and Dorothy Gish. Barbara Stanwyck and Judith Anderson both made their debuts on its stage. On September 27, 1956 the first nationwide broadcast of The Tonight Show starring Steve Allen originated from The Hudson Theatre. It was granted landmark status for both its internal and external features in 1987.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford, Brooks Ashmanskas, Jenni Barber, Phillip Boykin, Mattea Marie Conforti, Erin Davie, Claybourne Elder, Penny Fuller, Jordan Gelber, Robert Sean Leonard, Liz McCartney, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ashley Park, Jennifer Sanchez, David Turner, Max Chernin, MaryAnn Hu, Michael McElroy, Jaime Rosenstein, Julie Foldesi, Andrew Kober
Author: James Lapine
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Director: Sarna Lapine
Producer: Ambassador Theatre Group - NYC LLC