Ambassador Theatre Group has announced that a revival of Sunday in the Park With George, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Constellations) and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (You Can’t Take It With You), will reopen the historic Hudson Theatre on Broadway this winter for a strictly limited 10-week engagement.
Performances are set to begin February 11, 2017, ahead of a Thursday, February 23 opening, and will play through April 23. The Broadway mounting follows the October concert performances at New York City Center, starring Gyllenhaal as Georges Seurat and Ashford as Dot.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, the revival of Sunday in the Park With George will be directed by Sarna Lapine. The musical 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.
Producers Stacey Mindich and Jessica R. Jenen announced today the postponement of the Broadway revival of Burn This, due to scheduling conflicts with the show’s star. The show is now aiming for its Broadway bow during the 2017-2018 season.
Ambassador Theatre Group has commented that although disappointed to hear that Burn This will not be proceeding, they will soon announce a new production to launch the beautiful Hudson Theatre in 2017.
BURN THIS premiered Off-Broadway in 1987, at Theatre 890. Directed by Marshall W. Mason, the cast featured Jonathan Hogan, Joan Allen, John Malkovich, and Lou Liberatore. The play transferred to Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre later that same year. The cast reprised their roles for the Broadway production.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan are attached to star in June Pictures’ “Wildlife,” written and directed by Paul Dano in the actor’s directing debut. Based on the Richard Ford novel, the story tells the tale of a boy who witnesses his parents’ marriage falling apart after his mom finds another man.
“Paul is a natural born storyteller — a force. We are thrilled to collaborate with him and these phenomenal actors to bring his exquisite vision for this film to life,” said Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks from June Pictures.
The pic is produced by Duncan and Saks for June Pictures, and Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker for Nine Stories. Oren Moverman, Ann Ruark, and Dano will also produce, while Zoe Kazan and Eddie Vaisman are executive producing. WME Global handles the domestic rights to the film.
The Division is coming to the big screen, and no, we’re not talking about that time you ran the Falcon Lost Incursion on your buddy’s projector. The battle to restore order to Manhattan is being made into a movie by Ubisoft Motion Pictures, and will star Jessica Chastain (Interstellar) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler).
In addition to starring in the film, both Chastain and Gyllenhaal will be a part of the development process through their production companies, Freckle Films and Nine Stories, respectively. The pandemic-stricken streets of The Division are filled with countless stories of love, loss, treachery, and heroism, but we’ll have to wait to find out what avenues the film will explore.
The Division is the latest Ubisoft property to join the Ubisoft Motion Picture production line-up.
Jake Gyllenhaal is ready for his next stage role, just as Broadway is ready for a brand new theater. The actor will star in the first-ever Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s acclaimed play, Burn This, producers Stacey Mindich and Jessica R. Jenen have announced.
Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, American Idiot) will direct the revival, thirty years after the play first premiered.
Performances are set to begin in February, ahead of its opening night on March 6. Set in downtown New York in the gritty 1980s, the complex, humorous play explores the spiritual and emotional isolation of Pale and Anna, two iconoclasts who are brought together in the wake of a life-changing event.