Following a sold-out run at the Public Theater, Sea Wall/A Life, starring Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony nominee Tom Sturridge, is set to begin performances at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre July 26. The production is scheduled to open August 8 and will play a limited engagement through September 29.
The back-to-back monologue plays, directed by Carrie Cracknell, explore the joys and pain of both love and loss as the men recall past events involving those they love.
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Gyllenhaal continues his collaboration with Olivier Award-nominated playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet) for A Life, an emotional examination of how sons become fathers and the transformative power of love. Simon Stephens' Sea Wall finds Sturridge, in his third collaboration with the Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright (Heisenberg, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) in an exploration of the human need to know the unknowable.
The production features a set by Laura Jellinek, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Guy Hoare, and original music by Stuart Earl.
Gyllenhaal's company Nine Stories is among the producers of the Hudson Theatre bow, along with Ambassador Theatre Group, Seaview Productions, Benjamin Lowy Productions, and The Public Theater.