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Sunday in the Park with George with Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal postponed to 2021

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The West End run of Sunday in the Park with Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford has been postponed.

The pair were due to reprise their roles from the 2017 Broadway revival of the hit Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical from June at the Savoy Theatre.

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However with UK theatres remaining closed until at least July, the production has been postponed until next year.

New dates for the 2021 engagement are to be confirmed.

Jake Gyllenhaal said: “We are, of course, disappointed to postpone our upcoming season, but know that safety is a top priority and science must lead the way.

"London’s West End is incredibly special to me, and it will be an absolute honour to return to the stage so we can eventually share Sunday In The Park With George with audiences in 2021.”

Annaleigh Ashford added: “As we all do our part to make the world a safe place for ourselves and our neighbours, it is with a heavy heart that this production of Sunday In The Park With George is postponed.

"I believe at the end of this storm, we will be together again in “our perfect park” on a beautiful Sunday. ”

James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim commented: “We are happy that despite having to postpone the imminent production of Sunday In The Park With George, London audiences will eventually get to see Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford reprising their wonderful performances alongside a terrific British company.”

Ticket holders will be contacted with options about their booking.

With music & lyrics by Sondheim and a book by Lapine, the musical is inspired by Georges Seurat's iconic painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

Gyllenhaal stars as Georges Seurat/George while Ashford plays Dot/Marie.

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