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Jake Gyllenhaal to Return to Broadway in Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George


Jake Gyllenhaal will hit the stage in an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George next year, which will run for 10 weeks at the Hudson Theater.

The actor appeared in the same production during a four-night concert performance at the City Center in October, which Ben Brantley of The New York Times referred to as, "one of those shows that seems destined to be forever spoken of with misty-eyed bragging rights by anyone who sees it.”

Sunday in the Park with George, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985, will also star Annaleigh Ashford alongside Gyllenhaal. The plot follows the creation of Georges Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" with the struggles of Seurat's great-grandson.

Sarna Lapine, the niece of James Lapine (the author of the book upon which the play is based), will direct the revival and make her Broadway debut.

Previews at the Hudson are set to begin Feb. 11 of next year.  It will be the first production in over half-a-century at the landmark venue, which has been most recently used as a hotel event space.

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