Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford led cast recording of Sunday in the Park with George is set for release which includes the entire Broadway cast of highly acclaimed sold-out revival of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine masterpiece.
“Starring Mr. Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, with a supporting cast that glows with top-drawer, Broadway-honed talent, this is one of those shows that seems destined to be forever spoken of with misty-eyed bragging rights by anyone who sees it.”—The New York Times
“Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford bringricher shadings and startling emotional candor to their dual roles, supported by a gifted ensemble that embodies the notion of great art being born out of multiple influences nourishing a unique vision.”—The Hollywood Reporter
The cast recording of the recent, highly acclaimed, sold-out Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal in his Broadway debut and Tony-wining actress Annaleigh Ashford, is set for digital download and streaming release September 22 via the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group, with the CD version to be released in November.
Produced and mixed by Bart Migal, the album features the entire cast of the Sarna Lapine-directed production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, including Tony Award nominee Brooks Ashmanskas, Jenni Barber, Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Mattea Conforti, Erin Davie, Claybourne Elder, Tony Award nominee Penny Fuller, Jordan Gelber, Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard, Liz McCartney, Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles, Ashley Park, Jennifer Sanchez, David Turner, Max Chernin, MaryAnn Hu, Tony Award nominee Michael McElroy, Jaime Rosenstein, Laura Irion, Julie Foldesi, and Andrew Kober.
The show, which was widely praised by critics and recouped its investment in just 56 performances, follows painter Georges Seurat in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, and its reverberations both in the present and 100 years into the future. Of Gyllenhaal’s performance, The New York Times’ Ben Brantley declared that “it’s impossible not to fall in love.” Now, with the release of the cast recording, those who were unable to experience the production live will have the opportunity to hear for themselves.
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE TRACK LIST
2. Sunday in the Park with George
3. No Life
4. Color and Light
6. The Dog Song
7. The Day Off
8. Everybody Loves Louis
9. Finishing The Hat
10. We Do Not Belong Together
1. It’s Hot Up Here
2. Chromolume #7
3. Putting It Together
4. Children and Art
5. Lesson #8
6. Move On