Jake Reveals What Prompted West End Return After 18 Years
21 December, 2019 Author: Catagories: Interviews, Sunday In The Park With George

Jake Gyllenhaal said it was the “alchemy” he has with his co-star that drew him back to the West End for the first time in 18 years.

The Oscar nominee, who celebrates his 39th birthday on Thursday, last trod the boards in the UK in 2002 in Kenneth Lonergan’s play This Is Our Youth.

He will star opposite Annaleigh Ashford as the French post-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat in Sunday In The Park With George, which follows the painter as he completes his most famous work, A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte.

Gyllenhaal first appeared in the musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine at New York’s City Centre in 2016, before transferring to the Hudson Theatre on Broadway in 2017.

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Jake: My London Theatre Debut Changed How I Approach Acting
12 December, 2019 Author: Catagories: Interviews, Sunday In The Park With George

Speaking to Standard Online ahead of Sunday In The Park with George’s West End transfer, Jake Gyllenhaal said that his previous stint in London “changed the whole process of [his] work” and praised the capital’s “supportive” theatre community.

“I had no idea what I was getting into, which was a wonderful thing,” he said. “Naively – I obviously knew the history of London theatre – I jumped into it just as a fool, which I think is sometimes the best way to do it.

“What I found when I performed here 18 years ago was this incredible, supportive community of artists. “You really earn your place [here], you work hard to make sure that you can grace the stage here.”

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‘Sunday in the Park with George’ Event In London
6 December, 2019 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Interviews, Sunday In The Park With George

Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford sang a selection of songs from ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ on Tuesday during a special event at the National Gallery in London, accompanied by composer and producer Jeanine Tesori, playing a grand piano. Tickets for the West End run of ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ are on sale now. The show runs from June 11th through September 5th, 2020 at the Savoy Theatre.

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Public Appearances > 2019 > ‘Sunday In The Park With George’ Event At The National Gallery

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‘Numéro Homme’ Magazine Scans
2 October, 2019 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Interviews

Jake is featured on the cover of the Fall / Winter issue of French magazine ‘Numéro Homme’ – available on newsstands and digital now. The spread includes a brand new photoshoot by the late Peter Lindbergh, as well as a new interview with Jake. Digital scans have been added to our gallery.

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Magazine Scans > 2019 > Numéro Homme (France) | Fall / Winter

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge Master the Art of Deconstruction
11 September, 2019 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Interviews, Sea Wall / A Life

Any two actors can share a bill. But can they share an omelet?

“Would you eat any if I got one?” Jake Gyllenhaal asks Tom Sturridge, tepidly perusing a menu of European cuisine. “I might,” he replies before Gyllenhaal shifts to consider gazpacho. “I’d share that,” Sturridge enthuses—and so it is decided.

Much has been made of the intimacy between the duo, appearing currently on Broadway in “Sea Wall/A Life,” a pair of monologues being performed at the Hudson Theatre wherein they don’t actually share scenes and only take to the stage in separate acts. But on a surprisingly temperate afternoon in the summer’s dog days, seated on the same side of a booth in a Lower Manhattan restaurant, both insist the other easily ranks among their best scene partners to date.

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Stagecraft With Gordon Cox Podcast
14 August, 2019 Author: Catagories: Interviews, Sea Wall / A Life

For the latest episode of Stagecraft, Variety’s theater podcast, Jake Gyllenhaal and director Carrie Cracknell sat down with Gordon Cox to discuss ‘Sea Wall / A Life’. Take a listen below:

You can also download the audio clip in our media archive.

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