Sunday in the Park with George (Broadway)
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Sunday in the Park with George (Broadway)
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Sunday in the Park with George (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

89%
(719 Ratings)
Positive
96%
Mixed
4%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite

About the Show

City Center's revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comes to Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (719)

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64 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Great acting, studies into obsessiveness, art, great staging, annaleigh Ashford

Don't see it if Nothing

50 Reviews | 14 Followers
100
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Must see

See it if You can get tickets. Tough one! A must if you love Sondheim.

Don't see it if Experimental, ground-breaking shows are not your thing.

Also An extremely limited engagement, this beauty scored high from beginning to end. Jake Gyllenhaal is absolutely perfect as George, and Annaleigh Ashford is a Broadway treasure. This funny, unique, glorious production is everything a revival should be. Hands down one of the best shows of the season!

55 Reviews | 14 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love Sondheim, great directing, and acting.

Don't see it if You don't like the show to begin with.

205 Reviews | 108 Followers
100
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you love Sondheim and this classic play. Jake Gyllenhaal\ Annaleigh Ashford are fantastic singers/actors. What an imaginative/magical play.

Don't see it if you don't like Sondheim nor want to be swept up in the creation of art and its meaning for all of us. Go anyway and be converted!

75 Reviews | 18 Followers
100
Intelligent, Ambitious, Great acting, Profound, Resonant

See it if If you love high art and songs that are more avent-garde. Also if you are a Sondheim fanatic!

Don't see it if If you prefer a more traditional score and show. It

81 Reviews | 26 Followers
100
Masterful, Must see, Profound, Great acting, Resonant

See it if Lookin 4 fresh take of contemporary classic led by amazingly talented duo who pay homage 2 roots yet make iconic roles their own & stay true

Don't see it if You'd be crazy to miss this production, even if not a fan of Sondheim or particular actor...this show will make u a believer

55 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You enjoy seeing a stage full of performers all operating at the top of their game. True ensemble cast wonderfully directed.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

54 Reviews | 22 Followers
100
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if I saw George, not knowing the show and was completely BLOWN AWAY by Jake, Annaleigh and the cast. Remarkable!!!!!

Don't see it if If you don't like sondheim

Critic Reviews (64)

The New York Times
February 23rd, 2017

"Something deeper than love — closer to religious gratitude — is the sentiment you may experience in the finale that concludes the first act of the marvelous revival...This interpretation comes across with more personal, in-the-moment intimacy than any I’ve seen...Mr. Gyllenhaal invests every note he sings with the rapt determination of someone trying to capture and pin down the elusive...Ashford's performance at City Center was charming; this time, it’s much more than that."
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Time Out New York
February 23rd, 2017

"Sondheim’s plangent, soaring score sounds marvelous. If Sarna Lapine’s budget staging reminds you that this version began as a concert, at least you can get lost in the music...You will be suitably swept away by Gyllenhaal’s passionately acted, exquisitely articulated George, the most psychologically cohesive and sympathetic rendition I’ve witnessed live...'Sunday' remains a masterpiece that affirms the painful, isolating joys of creation, and the need to learn new lessons."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 23rd, 2017

"Bare-bones but beautiful...Sondheim’s songs are so profound that they feel as if they had left the realm of lived experience and entered a Keatsian plane of absolute truth-beauty...It’s hard to keep your eyes off Gyllenhaal. But the performance is not as effortless as it might be...He is unable in Act Two to escape the interiority of the writing of modern-day George, and so the drama, always tenuous by this point, leaches out. Or would, were it not for the compensating talents of Ashford."
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The Wall Street Journal
February 23rd, 2017

"I felt unconstrained by the show’s built-in artifice and was swept up by the vitality and simplicity of this production...Jake Gyllenhaal as George is thoroughly convincing, his singing and acting of a piece...The production itself, directed by Sarna Lapine, avoids letting Mr. Sondheim’s self-grandiosity seem grandiose...This fervent, enticing production also reveals something latent in the musical that is more intriguing and all-too-rare: an abiding faith in the powers of art."
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Deadline
February 23rd, 2017

"Revelatory...This is a spectacular revival and the principals are simply breathtakingly good. The performances are assured – indeed, they’ve only grown in confidence. Moreover, the semi-staging by Sarna Lapine reveals (as if we needed reminding), one of the most beautiful, moving and endlessly inventive scores ever written, not to mention the equally ambitious and rewarding book that frames it."
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New York Daily News
February 23rd, 2017

"Jake Gyllenhaal’s got it, by George! A handsome, nimble singing voice to go with his solid acting chops, that is...Its power to stir the heart and head with its radiant score and unfading story about the art of making art — and love — is as strong as ever....The staging by Sarna Lapine remains efficient and spare...The stars are even better than before...A fine supporting cast that includes Robert Sean Leonard, Penny Fuller and Ruthie Ann Miles helps connect all the musical dots."
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Variety
February 23rd, 2017

"Under the direction of Sarna Lapine, the staging is more theatrically structured than it was at City Center, with its stools and lecterns. But even as retooled, the show retains the quality of serene simplicity that heightens the poignant beauty of the score...If it weren’t for Gyllenhaal’s inherent charm and the affection of Ashford’s doting Dot, the artist’s commitment to his art ('I cannot look up from my pad') might not compensate for his overwhelming self-absorption."
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The Hollywood Reporter
February 23rd, 2017

"The production has elevated an affecting work into something quite rare and exquisite. Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford bring richer shadings and startling emotional candor to their dual roles, supported by a gifted ensemble...Staged with grace and fluidity by Sarna Lapine...I don't recall ever experiencing the binding unity of creative vigor and purpose with such piercing solitude that Gyllenhaal brings to the two parts."
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