Gyllenhaal's Sunday in the Park to open Hudson Theatre
The Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford will re-open the historic Hudson Theatre on Broadway this winter for a strictly limited 10-week engagement.
The production, which previously ran at the New York City Center, will re-open the Hudson Theatre situated on 139-141 West 44th Street, from 11 February 2017 to 23 April 2017, with an official opening on 23 February.
With music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Sunday in the Park with George is directed by Sarna Lapine. The musical originally opened on Broadway in 1984 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Sondheim and Lapine's 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.
Sunday in the Park with George is produced on Broadway by Adam Speers for Ambassador Theatre Group, New York City Center, Jeanine Tesori, and Riva Marker.
Additional information, including casting, will be announced shortly.
The Hudson Theatre played its last Broadway performance on April 20, 1968. It has been undergoing a multi-million dollar project, restoring the landmark venue to its former glory as a Broadway playhouse, including backstage and technical upgrades and new fly systems will transform the Hudson into a leading legitimate Broadway theatre.
Tickets for the revival are now on sale.
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