Jake Reveals How His ‘Sunday’ Video Was Filmed
8 February, 2017 Author: Catagories: Interviews, Sunday In The Park With George

Athough he is an Academy Award-nominated movie star, Jake Gyllenhaal has always been a fan of musical theater. In the summer of 2015, he starred in a four-night run of Little Shop of Horrors and then, in October 2016, another four-performance stint of Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece about the clash between love and art, Sunday in the Park with George.

“Performing Sunday in the Park was something like pure joy,” Gyllenhaal told me, calling from his apartment in Manhattan before heading to the Hudson Theatre, where he was about to start a tech rehearsal for the newest production of Sunday in the Park, which will open on February 11 until April 23, 2017. “The short run was too short of a time for joy to be on stage,” he continued. “I wanted to prolong joy, so we’re back. They didn’t have a hard time convincing me.”

What’s the first musical you remember seeing?

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Jake Gyllenhaal Sings “Finishing The Hat” From ‘SITPWG’
7 February, 2017 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Sunday In The Park With George, Videos

Jake Gyllenhaal is channeling his inner Georges Seurat in a new music video celebrating his upcoming run in ‘Sunday in the Park With George‘. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the video takes us behind the scenes at the Hudson Theatre as he sings the Sondheim-Lapine classic “Finishing the Hat.”

Jake Singing ‘Finishing The Hat’ (Rehearsals) – (Watch) (Download)

Gallery Link:
Sunday In The Park With George (2017) > Jake Singing ‘Finishing The Hat’ [Rehearsals] (Screen Captures)

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Jake To Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony For New Broadway Theatre
31 January, 2017 Author: Catagories: News & Headlines, Sunday In The Park With George

Broadway’s refurbished Hudson Theatre will relight February 8 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that will include Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, stars of the Sunday in the Park With George revival. The ceremony will take place at 11 AM at the theatre, located at 139-141 West 44th Street.

The Hudson, which originally opened in 1903, became one of Broadway’s most sought-after smaller theatres, ideal for plays. The Hudson’s bookings declined in the late 1940s, and it was used off and on as a television studio until it played its final Broadway performance on April 20, 1968. Thereafter it was used as a cinema and a disco until, faced with possible demolition, it was landmarked by the City of New York in 1987. The playhouse was purchased by a hotel developer who incorporated it into a hotel, now known as the Millennium Broadway, and used as a conference center and occasional comedy club.

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Jake Returns To Broadway In ‘Sunday In The Park With George’
13 December, 2016 Author: Catagories: News & Headlines, Sunday In The Park With George

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.

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Jake Gyllenhaal In ‘Sunday In The Park With George’
25 October, 2016 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Sunday In The Park With George

The first photos of Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford and cast in the New York City Center’s ‘Sunday In The Park With George’ have been released. ‘Sunday In The Park With George’ will close tomorrow, October 26th, after playing a limited 4-performance engagement. Tickets for the final 2 performances are on sale now.

‘Sunday In The Park With George’ 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.

Gallery Links:
Theater Productions > Sunday In The Park With George (2016) > Posters / Promotional Artwork
Theater Productions > Sunday In The Park With George (2016) > On Stage

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2016 New York City Center Gala – Dinner
25 October, 2016 Author: Catagories: Appearances, Gallery Updates, Sunday In The Park With George

Last night Jake attended the New York City Center Gala dinner following the opening night performance of NYCC’s ‘Sunday In The Park with George’. Photos from the event have been added to the gallery.

Gallery Links:
Public Appearances > 2016 > 2016 New York City Center Gala – Dinner (Arrivals)
Public Appearances > 2016 > 2016 New York City Center Gala – Dinner (Inside)
Miscellaneous > Fan Photos > 2016 New York City Center Gala – Dinner (October 24, 2016)

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