Sunday in the Park with George
Previews begin Saturday 11 Feb 2017
Closed Apr 23, 2017
Hudson Theatre on Broadway
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.
Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical was inspired by the painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat. A complex work revolving around a fictionalized Seurat immersed in single-minded concentration while painting his masterpiece and the people in that picture, the Broadway production opened in 1984.
The musical won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, two Tony Awards for design (and a nomination for Best Musical), numerous Drama Desk Awards, the 1991 Olivier Award for Best Musical and the 2007 Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production. It has enjoyed several major revivals, including the 2005-06 UK production first presented at the Menier Chocolate Factory and its subsequent 2008 Broadway transfer.
Jake Gyllenhaal sings Finish the Hat from Sunday in the Park With George
Annaleigh Ashford – Dot – George’s mistress
Marie – George’s grandmother
Jake Gyllenhaal – George (Act I) – an artist
George (Act II) – an artist
Brooks Ashmanskas – Mr. / Charles Redmond – a visiting curator
Jenni Barber – Celeste #2 / Elaine
Phillip Boykin – Boatman
Lee Randolph – the museum’s publicist
Mattea Conforti – Louise – the daughter of Jules and Yvonne
Erin Davie – Yvonne – Jules’ wife /Naomi Eisen – a composer
Claybourne Elder / Soldier / Alex – an artist
Penny Fuller – Old Lady/ Blair Daniels – an art critic
Jordan Gelber – Louis – a baker/ Billy Webster – Harriet’s friend
Robert Sean Leonard – Jules – another artist/ Bob Greenberg – the museum director
Liz McCartney – Mrs. / Harriet Pawling – a patron of the arts
Ruthie Ann Miles – Frieda – a cook/ Betty – an artist
Ashley Park – Celeste #1 / Waitress
Jennifer Sanchez – Nurse – nurse to Old Lady
David Turner – Franz – a servant / Dennis – a technician
Swings: Julie Foldesi and Andrew Kober