Constellations, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party
Here's how the production is billed: "This mind-bending, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know – delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny."
Wilson comes to Broadway having starred at the Donmar Warehouse in the title role of Anna Christie alongside Jude Law and as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, co-starring with Rachel Weisz. She won Oliver Awards for both performances. Her screen credits include "Jane Eyre," "Luther," "The Affair" and "Saving Mr. Banks."
Constellations reunites Gyllenhaal with Payne and Longhurst, who are also making their Broadway debuts with the production. The three previously collaborated on the American premiere of If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet. Read Playbill.com's interview with Gyllenhaal and Payne here. Constellations opened at the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Upstairs before transferring to the West End, where it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play and received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Play.
Gyllenhaal made his New York stage debut in 2012 starring in If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet. His stage credits also include This is Our Youth in the West End. The Academy Award nominee's film work includes "Brokeback Mountain," "Zodiac," "Love & Other Drugs" and "Donnie Darko."
Payne's writing includes Wanderlust, Sophocles' Electra, Lay Down Your Cross and The Same Deep Water As Me.
The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is located at 261 West 47th Street. Visit ManhattanTheatreClub.com for more information.