The Oscar-nominated actress will perform opposite Ewan McGregor, who is also appearing for the first time on the Great White Way. Gyllenhaal will play Annie, who becomes embroiled in an affair with Henry (McGregor), threatening both their marriages.
Best known for her work in “Crazy Heart” and “The Dark Knight” and her genetic link to “Brokeback Mountain” star Jake Gyllenhaal, she will next be seen on the small screen in the BBC/Sundance original series “The Honorable Woman.” On the the film front, Gyllenhaal will star in “Frank” opposite Michael Fassbender.
On stage, Gyllenhaal appeared in Patrick Mauber’s “Closer” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, “Anthony and Cleopatra” at the Vanborough Theatre in London, “Homebody/Kabul” in both Los Angeles and at B.A.M. and in Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” alongside her husband, Peter Sarsgaard.
“The Real Thing” will begin preview performances on October 2, 2014 and will open officially on October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre for a limited engagement.
Sam Gold (“Picnic”) Roundabout’s resident director will oversee the production.