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%
(717 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
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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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876 Reviews | 906 Followers
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Great singing, Great story, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if Beautiful story. Poignant, clever and touching. Ashford is outstanding as actress and singer!!!

Don't see it if small production, not lavish. You think that you are still worth it in life if you don't produce children nor art.

851 Reviews | 1007 Followers
83
Entertaining, Slow, Great acting, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You're a fan of Sondheim. Great music and story. Annaleigh Ashford is absolutely wonderful, beautiful voice and a great actress!

Don't see it if You are looking for a big splashy production. This production is simple and poignant, bells and whistles not necessary.

965 Reviews | 339 Followers
85
Well sung, Intelligent, Majestic, Spare staging

See it if you want a solid revival of a classic. JG can sing, altho he's surprisingly nebbishy. AA's a terrific Dot. Bare stage, little staging.

Don't see it if you want a lavish B'way show. SIP is all about the music/lyrics. Act II art show is fun. Creation of Jatte's thrilling, but missed the scrim Read more

539 Reviews | 1877 Followers
90
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Absorbing

See it if A stellar production. Gyllenhaal and Ashford were marvelous. I wish the production would have a longer run so I could see it again. See it!

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim. Or if you need pop song type shows. This has layers and is a thinker. Not fluffy if that's what you prefer.

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
75
Enchanting, Intelligent, Romantic, Overrated, Slow

See it if An extended meditation on the human cost and process of creating art, and how it lives on through the generations. Good for Sondheim lovers.

Don't see it if Lovely but a bit dull, preachy and repetitive. The characters don't grow or change in any way. There isn't enough story for 2+ hours.

692 Reviews | 152 Followers
92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if you like Sondheim, Gyllenhaal, or Ashford; clever staging on a limited budget, appreciate the artistic process, gorgeous singing

Don't see it if you expect rousing old-fashioned production numbers, a conventional plot line, or mindless entertainment

687 Reviews | 114 Followers
90
Great acting, Great singing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Outstanding minimally staged production of Sondheim/Lapine "art about making art" musical Excellent Gyllenhaal & Ashford head great ensemble

Don't see it if While still an "enlarged" Encores production does work wonders Act II's clunky-ness remains but best chromolume yet

618 Reviews | 274 Followers
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We knew he could act - but who knew jake gyllenhaal could sing (skillfully, affectingly)? best production of this ambitious musical i've seen

See it if major problem w past productions/too abstract solved by Jake's amazing authenticity, Annaleigh's humanizing humor; brilliant direction

Don't see it if this show is about what could be a deadly dull subject: why art is made; what's wonderful is how artfully this is done in this production Read more

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 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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Entertainment Weekly
February 23rd, 2017

"One need not know Seurat to enjoy this enchanting production. Jake Gyllenhaal, bearded and intense with a rich singing voice, makes the character understood immediately...This production is smartly directed by Sarna Lapine, with an economical staging based on her 2016 concert version...This stripped down 'Sunday' doesn’t lack for its own theatrical delight and instead lets the characters’ yearnings fill the frame."
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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 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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