As more and more Hollywood movie stars are making the transition to Broadway, Jake Gyllenhaal has found a way to scratch his musical itch despite his busy schedule. For one night only this fall, he will be starring as George in Steven Sondheim's iconic Sunday in the Park with George at New York's City Center's annual gala on October 24th. Last year, the 35-year old actor "raised the roof" (according The New York Time's Ben Brantley) in his limited run as Seymour in The Little Shop of Horrors at the venue. As Gyllenhaal told InStyle recently, performing in that show provided some of "the happiest three hours of my life! That is the spirit of it, the City Center and the Encores [series], that you just do it. I walked in blind and as a result just got to play with my instincts and didn’t have to worry," he says of his critically received performance.
Fans of Sondheim and Gyllenhaal need to clear their schedules for 12 pm E.T. tomorrow (Wednesday, May 25th), when a limited number of tickets will go on sale, starting at $75. For now, one night only is all Broadway fans will get of the actor, though he hopes that will change in the future. "I would love to do a [running] musical, I really, really would, but it’s hard. It takes a lot of time. And you have to find the right musical first, too. But yes! I would love to!"
Visit nycitycenter.org for more information and to purchase tickets to the event.