Performances of Sea Wall / A Life begin July 26 at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway, starring Tony nominee Tom Sturridge and Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal. The evening of back-to-back monologue plays by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne, respectively, debuts on Broadway following a sold-out run at the Public Theater downtown.
Directed by Carrie Cracknell, Sea Wall / A Life explore the joys and pain of both love and loss as the men recall past events involving those they love. Opening will be August 8, for a limited run through September 29.
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.
In A Life, Gyllenhaal continues his collaboration with Olivier Award-nominated playwright Payne (Constellations, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet) for an emotional examination of how sons become fathers and the transformative power of love.
The creative team for Sea Wall / A Life is made up of Tony Award nominee Laura Jellinek (scenic design), Obie Award winner Kaye Voyce (costume design), Christopher Peterson (costume design), Olivier Award winner Guy Hoare (lighting design), Tony Award nominee Daniel Kluger (sound design), BAFTA Award winner Luke Halls (projection design) and Ivor Novello Award nominee Stuart Earl (original music).
The Broadway run is presented by Nine Stories, Ambassador Theatre Group, Seaview Productions, Benjamin Lowy Productions, LFG Theatrical, Audible, Gavin Kalin Productions, Glass Half Full Productions, Jacob Langfelder, Brian Moreland, Roth-Manella Productions, Salman Vienn Al-Rashid Friends, SLS Theatricals, Teresa Tsai in association with Dunetz Restieri Productions, Morwin Schmookler, Jane and Mark Wilf and The Public Theater.
Check out photos from the Off-Broadway run below.