Jake Gyllenhaal to star in 'Sunday in the Park with George'

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Posted: Dec 13, 2016 12:53 PM
Jake Gyllenhaal to star in 'Sunday in the Park with George'

NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford will star in a Broadway revival of the musical "Sunday in the Park with George."

The Academy Award nominee from "Brokeback Mountain" and the Tony Award-winner for "You Can't Take It With You" will appear in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine show starting in February.

The musical imagines what the late 19th-century French painter Georges Seurat went through to create his pointillist masterpiece, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte."

The musical will be the first show in 50 years at the Hudson Theatre, which is being renovated into Broadway's 41st theater. The Hudson sits just off Times Square — east of Broadway on 44th Street — and has been a burlesque house, a movie theater and an event space in recent years.