The Reviews for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE are In…

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Jake Gyllenhaal, far left, and Annaleigh Ashford, far right, in “Sunday in the Park With George,” at the Hudson Theater. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

The reviews for Sunday in the Park With George are in, and the critics are in admiration of this re-imagined masterpiece. When you bring this timeless and universally revered musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine to life with beautiful, imaginative direction by another Lapine, director Sarna Lapine, and pinpoint performances from stars like Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, it’s awfully hard to wind up with a dud. And that’s just the case here. Gyllenhaal’s George is the most captivating since Mandy Patinkin’s in the 1984 original production, and director Lapine even manages to make the musical’s challenging second act a highlight. Take a breather from the real world, where the arts are under attack, and view the world as George sees it. It’s a true work of art.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

He is a thorny soul, a man neither happy nor particularly kind, and not someone you’d be likely to befriend. But when the 19th-century French painter Georges Seurat, reincarnated in the solitary flesh by a laser-focused Jake Gyllenhaal, demands that you look at the world as he does, it’s impossible not to fall in love….

TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

Last October, when it played New York City Center for a mere three days, the Jake Gyllenhaal–led Sunday in the Park with George left no time for the paint to dry. It was here, it was gone and nothing was left but bragging rights. And you had to forgive the braggers. The energy of a limited run is unique and…

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY REVIEW OF SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

Before I took my teenage plus-one to see the latest Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, I thought it would be wise to give him a quick primer. It’s about Georges Seurat, a 19th century French painter, I told him. He was what you call a pointillist, meaning he composed massive canvases with….

THE DAILY BEAST REVIEW OF SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

You want to know about Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance, right? Whether, in the New York City Center production of Sunday In The Park With George (a limited-run extension of a one-off performance last October) he nails Stephen Sondheim’s jagged music and questing, fiendish lyrics? How are the Hollywood star’s…
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