Theater
2017
Sunday in the Park with George

Academy Award ® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony ® winner Annaleigh Ashford starred in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Sunday In the Park with George. One of the most acclaimed musicals of all time – Sondheim and Lapine’s masterpiece follows painter Georges Seurat 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, not realizing that his actions will reverberate over the next 100 years.

“Destined to be forever spoken of with misty-eyed bragging rights by anyone who sees it.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“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 Ashford delivers a performance with both gorgeous precision and spontaneous warmth matched by her eloquent singing.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Distinctions

*New York Times Critics Pick

Directed by
Sarna Lapine
Written by
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine
Starring
Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford
Year
2017