One night of Jake Gyllenhaal just isn’t enough.
That’s the conclusion reached by the artistic team at City Center, which sold out tickets to a one-night concert performance of “Sunday in the Park with George,” starring Mr. Gyllenhaal, so rapidly that it has decided to add two more performances.
And that’s not all. City Center said Thursday that it had chosen Annaleigh Ashford, a Tony-winning comedic actress, to star opposite Mr. Gyllenhaal, known for his film roles. He will play the French painter Georges Seurat; she will play his slighted lover, Dot.
The event, combining two much-admired performers with a much-loved American musical, is a fund-raiser for the nonprofit performing arts organization.