Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford to Lead Sunday in the Park on B’way

first_img Related Shows Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford are going to give us more to see! After the sad news that Gyllenhaal wouldn’t be reopening the Hudson Theatre with Burn This from February 2017, comes the happier announcement that the Oscar nominee will launch the venue by reprising his City Center performance in Sunday in the Park with George. Once again co-starring Tony winner Ashford, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s classic tuner will play a limited engagement February 11, 2017 through April 23. Opening night is set for February 23 and tickets are now available to the production. Sarna Lapine directs.Gyllenhaal made his Broadway debut in Constellations. Other theater credits include Little Shop of Horrors at City Center, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet off-Broadway and This Is Our Youth in the West End. His numerous screen credits include Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Oscar nod, Prisoners, Enemy, Source Code and Nightcrawler.Ashford won the Tony for You Can’t Take It With You. Additional Broadway performances include Sylvia, Kinky Boots, Wicked, Hair and Legally Blonde. She was a series regular on Masters of Sex and recently starred in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.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.No word yet on further casting, but the fall concert performances included Tony nominees Carmen Cusack (Bright Star) as Yvonne, Tony nominee Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) as Jules, Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I) as Frieda, Tony winner Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun) as Old Lady, Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Shuffle Along) as Mr., Tony nominee Phillip Boykin (The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess) as Boatman, Tony winner Gabriel Ebert (Matilda) as Franz, Claybourne Elder (Bonnie and Clyde) as Soldier, Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) as Nurse, Liz McCartney (Les Misérables) as Mrs., Solea Pfeiffer (West Side Story) as Celeste #1, Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home) as Louise and Tony nominee Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) as Celeste #2. The cast was rounded out by Max Chernin, Michael McElroy, Stephanie Jae Park and Jaime Rosenstein.The Hudson Theatre, which played its last Broadway performance on April 20, 1968, has been undergoing a multi-million dollar project, restoring the landmark venue to its former glory as a Broadway playhouse. It is owned by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels PLC and operated by the Ambassador Theatre Group, which recently secured Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for their other Main Stem venue, the Lyric Theatre. View Comments Annaleigh Ashford & Jake Gyllenhaal in City Center’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George'(Photo: Stephanie Berger)center_img Sunday in the Park With George Show Closed This production ended its run on April 23, 2017last_img read more

Yonger comes of age

first_img Press Association With Champagne Fever and Hidden Cyclone emptying before the home turn, it was left to Felix Yonger and 40-1 shot Baily Green to fight it out, with the former winning the argument by half a length. Hidden Cyclone was back in third, but Champagne Fever was well beaten. Mullins said: “That’s great for Danny. He went off to America the last two weekends and rode four winners. He’s riding out of his skin. “He’s riding full of confidence. He sat on him and waited his turn, letting his lungs fill with air and came with one run. It paid off. “He has the confidence to ride him like that and when the horse hits a flat spot he leaves him alone until he comes right. They are a good partnership. “We thought it was a very open race going out. Ruby said Champagne Fever slipped going into the first and was never right after. Paul said Twinlight hit a wing in mid-air and his race was gone then. “Felix Yonger is a good horse. They are calling it good to yielding but there is a lot more good in it and that suits him so I thought he might come into it. It didn’t surprise me. “We’ll probably put him away now.” Felix Yonger was one of three runners in the Grade One contest for Willie Mullins, with stable jockey Ruby Walsh siding with 3-1 favourite Champagne Fever and Paul Townend aboard Twinlight, leaving Danny Mullins to partner the apparent third string. A 5-1 shot off the back of winning his last three races, Felix Yonger was waited with in the two-mile feature before gradually making headway to close on the leaders down the back straight. center_img Felix Yonger outgunned Baily Green to clinch victory in a thrilling BoyleSports Champion Chase at Punchestown. last_img read more

USC men’s track finishes fifth, women don’t place at NCAA’s

first_imgWhile rain and winds may have been staples at the 2010 NCAA track & field Championships, these disruptive elements were not enough to keep the Trojans from their best finish since 2007.The USC men’s team placed fifth after four days of competition in Eugene, Ore. This result signified the team’s sixth consecutive top ten finish.“Based upon the weather and how we performed, I thought we maximized what our potential was,” said Ron Allice, director of USC track & field.Even though Allice may have been satisfied with the performance, his high expectations for the team signify his resistance to merely settle for the men’s consistent championship success.“My goal was to have us in the top five in the country, and that’s where we finished,” said Allice. “Was I happy with the top five? To some extent. The idea is, we wanted to be better than that.”Dieuwertje Kast | Daily TrojanWhile the team may have hoped to finish even higher in the standings, many Trojans had performances that warrant recognition. One player, whom Allice recalled as having “one heck of a meet,” was sophomore Joey Hughes.Hughes placed in both individual and team events. Not only did he help the men finish fifth in the 4 x 400 relay after running the third leg of the race, he also placed third in the 400-meter dash. He recorded a time of 45.23 seconds, just .02 seconds behind the runner-up.Hughes became a two-time All-American as a result of his performance at the championships.Other Trojans who were granted All-American status include redshirt senior Manjula Wijesekara, who finished second in the high jump; junior Oscar Spurlock, who placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles; and redshirt senior Aaron Dan, who took the fifth place spot in the discus final.One unfortunate moment for the men’s team came in the 100-meter dash. Senior Ahmad Rashad was disqualified after he was called for a false start in his semifinal heat. Rashad placed second in the race at last year’s championships and was considered the likely favorite at this year’s event. At the conclusion of the meet, the men’s team had earned 35.5 points, just 1.5 fewer points than the fourth-place Arizona State Sun Devils and 19.5 points fewer than the first-place Texas A&M Aggies.But the Women of Troy were unable to earn any team points throughout the competition and, thus, finished unranked, a disappointing result that hadn’t occurred since the 1981 season.“We had just, really a lot of letdowns where I felt we did not perform anywhere close to what we were capable of,” Allice said of the women’s team.With the season over and many players graduating and moving on, the Trojans now face the task of rebuilding and strengthening, with the hope of more success in the upcoming year.“The recruiting class that we’re bringing in has got to step in and fill the void,” Allice said.last_img read more