Jake Gyllenhaal is coming to Broadway.
The Oscar-nominated actor will star in the American premiere of “Constellations,” an acclaimed new romantic drama by Nick Payne. The limited engagement production will begin previews Dec. 16, for a Jan. 13, 2015, opening night at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Michael Longhurst, who directed a 2012 production for London’s Royal Court Theatre, will direct.
“Constellations” examines the early stages of love through quantum physics, exploring fate, the depths of desires and the infinite possibilities around a first encounter. Gyllenhall will play Roland, a beekeeper who falls madly in love with Marianne, a physicist. (The role of Marianne has yet to be cast.)
The show is a reunion for Gyllenhaal, Longhurst and Payne, who previously collaborated in a 2012 Off-Broadway production of “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet” for the Roundabout Theatre Company. “Constellations” will be the Broadway debut for all three.
Other shows in the MTC’s 2014-15 season include Donald Margulies’ “The Country House,” starring Blythe Danner, David Auburn’s “Lost Lake,” starring John Hawkes and Tracie Thoms, and Frances Ya-Chu Cowhing’s “The World of Extreme Happiness.” More information about subscriptions and single ticket purchases can be found at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.