The production, directed by Sarna Lapine, will see Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford reprising their roles from the Broadway run.
Tickets are now on sale for the limited season of Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, playing at the Savoy Theatre from the 11th June 2020.
The musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine follows the story of 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.
This production directed by Sarna Lapine premiered at the New York City Center, before transferring for a sold-out limited season at Hudson Theater on Broadway where it was met with universal critical and public acclaim.
Talking about the news 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.”
Meanwhile, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim said “We are thrilled that a London audience will get to see the recent Broadway production of Sunday in the Park with George with Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford reprising their extraordinary performances. We also look forward to seeing them joined by a terrific British company.”
Full casting for the production will be announced soon.