Annaleigh Ashford Tapped for George, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

first_img View Comments Annaleigh Ashford (Photo: Bruce Glikas) It’s hot up here! Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford will star opposite the previously reported Jake Gyllenhaal in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George. Two extra dates have been added to the New York City Center gala concert performance on October 24; the event will now also run on October 25 and October 26.Ashford will make her Sondheim debut in the role of Dot; she won the Tony for You Can’t Take It With You. Additional Broadway performances include Sylvia, Kinky Boots, Wicked, Hair and Legally Blonde. She is a series regular on Masters of Sex and recently completed work on The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which will air on FOX in October.The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George follows painter Georges Seurat (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 (Ashford), not realizing that his actions will reverberate over the next 100 years.last_img

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