Sunday In The Park With George with Jake Gyllenhaal postpones London season

Last Updated on 11th May 2020

Sunday In The Park With George starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford which was to have played the Savoy Theatre, London this summer has been postponed to 2021.

Sunday In The Park With George Savoy Theatre
Jake Gyllenhaal in Sunday In The Park With George. Photo: Matthew Murphy

The acclaimed production of Sunday In The Park With George which was to have played the Savoy Theatre, London has been postponed to 2021. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford has fallen foul of the COVID-10 Pandemic.

Sunday In The Park With George directed by Sarna Lapine is postponing its London season until further notice. News dates will be advised as they are confirmed. Current ticket holders for the postponed 2020 engagement of Sunday In The Park With George will be contacted shortly by their ticket provider with regard to priority access to the future engagement.

The beautiful and transformative revival began at New York City Center, it then transferred for a sold-out limited season at Hudson Theater on Broadway where it was met with universal critical and public acclaim.

Jake Gyllenhaal said: “Though it may not come as a surprise to many, we have been forced to postpone Sunday In The Park With George at The Savoy this summer. London is like a second home to me and I was so excited to be spending the season in that beautiful city finally bringing our production to the West End. But, in accordance with science, we’re going to have to wait. We will find another Sunday to bring our Sunday to you before long. Thank you to everyone who already bought tickets (all that will be handled, not to worry) and I hope to see you all in the theatre when this moment has passed. Until then stay safe and don’t worry: the beard will be back. Bigger and burlier than Broadway”

Annaleigh Ashford said: “As we all do our part to make the world a safe place for ourselves and our neighbours, it is with a heavy heart that this production of Sunday In The Park With George is postponed. I believe at the end of this storm, we will be together again in “our perfect park” on a beautiful Sunday. ”

James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim write: “We are happy that despite having to postpone the imminent production of Sunday In The Park With George, London audiences will eventually get to see Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford reprising their wonderful performances alongside a terrific British company.”

Sunday in the Park with George follows painter Georges Seurat (Jake Gyllenhaal) 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 (Annaleigh Ashford), not realising that his actions will reverberate for the next 100 years.

On Sunday 26th April Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal took part in an all-star concert to celebrate the 90th birthday of Stephen Sondheim which was streamed live on The concert also raised money for the arts charity, ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty), which seeks to helps underserved communities in the US access the performing arts. It raised over 260,000 dollars and the concert received over 1 million views in just 24 hours.


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