Jake Gyllenhaal is headed to Broadway.
The actor, best known for his big screen roles in films like “Donnie Darko,” “Brokeback Mountain” and Prisoners,” will star in the Broadway transfer of Nick Payne’s hit West End play, “Constellations.” The show will open for previews at Manhattan Theater Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on December 16, and then begin a limited engagement on January 13 of next year.
The show won great acclaim in the UK, earning an Olivier Award for Best Play thanks to the performances of Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall. Beautiful in its complexity, the film is about a relationship set against the multi-verses of quantum theory.
The play reunites Gyllenhaal, Payne, and director Michael Longhurst, who collaborated on Gyllenhaal’s American stage debut, “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet.”