Jake Gyllenhaal Will Embrace His Inner Post-Impressionist for a One-Night-Only Show of Sunday in the Park With George

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Time to break out your easel and brush up on your color theory. Jake Gyllenhaal, for a special performance on October 24 to raise money for the New York City Center, will be portraying post-impressionist artist Georges Seurat in the musical Sunday in the Park With George. The Pulitzer Prize–winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine chronicles the various, often humorous life exploits of a fictionalized Seuret as he works on his seminal painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." Gyllenhaal previously showed off his musical chops as a plant-shop employee last summer during a brief production of Little Shop of Horrors. Tickets for Sunday will be on sale beginning May 25, so alert your former art-history professor.