About the showAfter receiving rave reviews at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre, Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford return to Sunday in the Park with George in the West End.
The musical follows artist George Suerat as he completes his most famous painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”. Obsessed with a need to “finish the hat”, George abandons his lover Dot and shuns the French middle classes. As he burns bridges with other artists and those closest to him, he is yet to realise that his actions and legacy will reverberate over the next 100 years.
Jake Gyllenhaal has previously appeared in the Broadway transfer of Constellations (2015). In 2019, he is starring alongside Tom Sturridge in Sea Wall/A Life, a two-part series of monologues by Nick Payne and Simon Stephens. On screen, he was nominated for an Academy Award for 2005’s Brokeback Mountain.
Annaleigh Ashford is best-known as Glinda in Wicked (2007) and originating the role of Lauren in Kinky Boots (2013). She won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Essie Carmichael in a revival of You Can’t Take It with You.
Sunday in the Park with George is a beloved musical from the pens of frequent collaborators Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Sondheim has won a hefty eight Tony Awards as a composer, alongside an Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. Lapine shares the Pulitzer and won Best Book of a Musical at the Tony Awards for Into the Woods.
This new revival is directed by Sarna Lapine (Off-Broadway: Little Women), with further creatives to be announced.
Get ready to step into a beloved tale of artistic obsession; Sunday in the Park with George at the Savoy Theatre opens in May 2020.
Who Should See It?Fans of Sondheim and Lapine's work shouldn't delay in getting tickets for Sunday in the Park with George. With an all-star cast and plenty of hype from its Broadway run, this is sure to be top of the must-see lists for 2020.