Sunday In the Park With George is making its revival on Broadway this season after 11 years. This time starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Geroge and Annaleigh Ashford as Dot.
Sunday In The Park With George Synopsis:
Inspired by George Seurat’s magnificent painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s soaring musical is itself an artistic masterpiece. The musical begins with the story of George and his model and lover Dot. As George struggles to find his artistic voice, he becomes more and more distant from the one woman who truly sees him for who he really is. Meanwhile, the characters that inhabit George’s painting have lives unto themselves, which George captures with his paintbrush. A century later, George and Dot’s descendants, themselves struggling artists, grapple with the same issues of artistic ingenuity, and a public who just doesn’t understand.Through melodic and heartbreaking music, poetic lyrics, and quick, jaunty wit, Sunday in the Park with George reveals universal truths about the nature of art, love, and passion, with the breadth and depth of art’s most enduring masterpieces. (Stageagent)
Arguably, the most famous song from the show is Finishing the Hat, however, other numbers such as Everybody Loves Louis and Putting It Together are equally prominent. Check out the sheet music link if you are interested to download a copy.
Take a listen to the show and see what you think 🙂