See What Critics Had to Say About Jake Gyllenhaal Sunday in the Park With George

News   See What Critics Had to Say About Jake Gyllenhaal Sunday in the Park With George Annaleigh Ashford plays Dot in the benefit concert performances.
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Benefit concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George began October 24 at New York City Center. Show times for the rest of the limited run are October 25 at 7 PM and October 26 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM.

The cast is headed by Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford.

Critics have begun filing their reviews. Playbill.com will update this list as more are posted:

amNY (Matt Windman)

Deadline.com (Jeremy Gerard)

Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Gyllenhaal, who was critically acclaimed for his performance in the New York City Center concert staging of the musical Little Shop of Horrors — opposite original stage and screen Audrey, Ellen Greene — stars in the title role of painter Georges Seurat with Ashford (You Can't Take It With You, Sylvia, Kinky Boots) as Dot.

The two are joined onstage by Brooks Ashmanskas (Mr.), Phillip Boykin (Boatman), Max Chernin, Carmen Cusack (Yvonne), Gabriel Ebert (Franz), Claybourne Elder (Soldier), Lisa Howard (Nurse), Zachary Levi (Jules), Liz McCartney (Mrs.), Michael McElroy, Ruthie Ann Miles (Frieda), Stephanie Jae Park, Solea Pfeiffer (Celeste #1), Gabriella Pizzolo (Louise), Phylicia Rashad (Old Lady), Jaime Rosenstein, and Lauren Worsham (Celeste #2).

The creative team includes director Sarna Lapine, music director Chris Fenwick, scenic designer Beowulf Boritt, projection designer Wendall K. Harrington, costume designer Clint Ramos, lighting designer Ken Billington, sound designer Kai Harada, music coordinator Seymour Red Press, orchestrator Michael Starobin, and production stage manager Peter Lawrence with casting by Carrie Gardner, C.S.A./Stephen Kopel, C.S.A.

Fun Home Tony winner Jeanine Tesori, the outgoing artistic director of Encores! Off-Center, produces.

For ticket information, visit nycitycenter.org.

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