Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford will star in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer prize-winning ‘Sunday In The Park With George’ at the Savoy Theatre from 11th June 2020.
First seen at New York City Center in 2016, followed by a sold-out run at the Hudson Theater on Broadway in 2017, where it was met with universal critical and public acclaim, tickets for the 12 week West End engagement will go on sale on Monday 17th June at 5pm.
‘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 realising that his actions will reverberate for the next 100 years’.
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals, Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain, Southpaw, Everest, Source Code, Love & Other Drugs, Spider Man: Far From Home) said: “Performing ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ with the brilliant Annaleigh Ashford was one of the greatest joys of my career, I’ve also deeply missed the West End and so to be bringing Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical there alongside Annaleigh is both humbling and thrilling.”
Annaleigh Ashford (The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, Law & Order, Smash, Sex and the City, Frozen) said: “Sharing the masterpiece that is ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ with audiences has been one of the greatest pleasures of my artistic life. It is an honour to play Dot again with genius Jake Gyllenhaal and to tell this story of children and art to the great city of London.”
James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim said: “We are thrilled that a London audience will get to see the recent Broadway production of ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ with Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford reprising their extraordinary performances. We also look forward to seeing them joined by a terrific British company.”
Directed by Sarna Lapine, ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ was originally produced on Broadway by Ambassador Theatre Group, Carole Shorenstein Hays, Caiola Productions, Jeffrey Finn, Jere Harris and Darren Deverna, J/K/R/S, Claire-Bridget Kenwright, LD Entertainment, Benjamin Lowy Productions, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Jeanine Tesori, Riva Marker, in association with New York City Center (Arlene Shuler, President & CEO), and Adam Speers – Executive Producer for ATG.
The official opening night and full casting will be announced in due course.
The 2017 Broadway Cast Recording featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford is available to buy, download and stream now.