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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‘Sunday In The Park With George’ Coming To London
16 June, 2019 Author: Catagories: News & Headlines, Sunday In The Park With George

On Sunday, it was announced that star of stage and screen Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford will reunite to lead a West End production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical ‘Sunday In The Park With George’.

The production will be directed by Sarna Lapine, with preview performances beginning on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Tickets are on sale beginning today.

In a statement, Jake Gyllenhaal 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.”

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford Perform ‘Move On’
18 May, 2019 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Sunday In The Park With George, Videos

Jake made a special appearance during Annaleigh Ashford’s “Live From Lincoln Center” concert special last night when they reunited on stage to perform ‘Move On’ from “Sunday In The Park With George”. Follow the link below to watch their performance in our video archive. Screen captures are in the gallery.

Annaleigh Ashford: Live From Lincoln Center – (Watch) (Download)

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‘Sunday In The Park with George’ Cast Album Now Available
22 September, 2017 Author: Catagories: Sunday In The Park With George

It’s official! The cast recording of the recent, highly acclaimed, sold-out Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal in his Broadway debut and Tony-wining actress Annaleigh Ashford, is set for digital download and streaming release September 22nd via the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group, with the CD version to be released in November.

The show, which was widely praised by critics and recouped its investment in just 56 performances, 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, and its reverberations both in the present and 100 years into the future. Of Gyllenhaal’s performance, The New York Times’ Ben Brantley declared that “it’s impossible not to fall in love.”

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