10 Broadway Divas We’d Love to See Star as Dot Opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Sunday in the Park with George
May 25th, 2016
by Josh Ferri
A year after Little Shop of Horrors, Jake Gyllenhaal reunites with Encores! for another must-see theatrical event, a one-night-only gala concert of Sunday in the Park with George. Jake is George, but who will be Dot? Here's what we're hoping.
Benanti is a Sondheim gal—she can pretty much spend her career working through the canon and I’d be thrilled. #IMHO.
Song I’d Love to See Her Do: Give her the big closer, “Move On”.
Renee Elise Goldsberry
She’s the toast of the town in Hamilton, and she broke hearts in Encores! I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road.
Song I’d Love to See Her Do: I can cry just thinking about her “We Do Not Belong Together”.
This TV and stage star is totally believably as an artist’s muse determined to better herself and win his love.
Song I’d Love to See Her Do: All the going to the Follies stuff in “Color and Light” would be pure gold.
The Bright Star Tony nominee did it in Chicago, and it was one of the best theatrical moments of my life—legit.
Song I’d Love to See Her Do: “Everybody Loves Louis” just for the whole “We lose things and then we choose things” section.
Now that she's free from Grey’s Anatomy, this is the ideal way for a Tony-winning TV star to dip her toe back into Broadway.
Song I’d Love to See Her Do: She does comedy so well, that opening number would have the audiences in stitches.
Hot off her (probable) Tony win, this could be a high-profile project that shows The Color Purple star in a whole new light.
Song I’d Love to See Her Do: After seeing what she did with “I’m Here”, let’s see Erivo crush our souls with “Children and Art”.
Before she has a crazy, big breakout moment in Frozen, she could wow NYC as Dot. (I'm still recovering from her Beth in Merrily.)
Song I’d Love to See Her Do: Her “Sunday in the Park with George” would be funny as hell and sung for the gods.
At this point it’s like what can’t Jessie Mueller do? The role of Dot is totally in her wheelhouse, and she’d be an asset because she’s more than a voice, she’s a heartbreaking actress.
Song I’d Love to See Her Do: If “She Used to Be Mine” is any indication, Mueller should do “We Do Not Belong Together.”
Stephanie J. Block
Granted this would be nearly impossible to swing with her Falsettos schedule, but the audio bootleg would be a absolute treasure.
Song I’d Love to See Her Do: SJB does “Move On” in concerts now and it absolutely soars.
If Jake can do Little Shop with Ellen Greene, he could damn well do Sunday with Bernie.
Song I’d Love to See Her Do: All. Every song, maybe even some of George’s.
The sold-out performance of 'Sunday in the Park with George' takes place at New York City Center on October 24.