Julia Benedict’s review of the New York City Center performance of “Sunday in the Park with George” made me look to see if it would be moved to Broadway — thank you Julia. We saw it last night at the Hudson Theater and were transfixed for two and a half hours as Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford and a superb cast mesmerized us.
What a night!!!
OK, so I’m a Sondheim junkie. OK, so “Sunday” is probably my favorite of his shows. That said, we had no idea how spectacular this performance would be.
Dale gets her best read on a play in the Ladies Room at halftime where the word was surprise that Jake Gyllenhaal could sing and that a star was born. He and Annaleigh Ashford are perfectly matched — you can see the sheer joy on their faces as the night wears on.
Congratulations to Sarna Lapine for figuring out how to handle the Chromolume and for focusing the second act so the audience could concentrate on Sondheim’s words about children and parents. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
This is a limited engagement that ends April 23rd. We’ll be back in New York the first week in April and might see this again.