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Constellations - 2014 - Broadway

$679-$145

The American premiere of CONSTELLATIONS will be directed by Michael Longhurst and star Academy Award nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal in his Broadway neighborhood.

Let's go for a drink. I don't know what I'm doing here anyway. One drink. And if you never want to see me again you never have to see me again.

One relationship. Infinite possibilities.

Quantum multiverse theory, love and honey. An explosive new play about free will and friendship.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 10 minutes with no intermission

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

(New York, NY)
261 W. 47th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Constellations


‘Constellations,’ theater review - NY Daily News
Jake Gyllenhaal and "The Affair's" Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson ace their Broadway debuts in "Constellations," a compact play with big ideas about life, love and death that is, happily, as brainy as it is sweet-hearted...It's like being in an echo chamber filled with fun-house mirrors and can be a bit off-putting -- at least until the structural framework makes itself evident. Payne makes sure that it does, and that everyone's on the same page...director Michael Longhurst's staging touches both the head and the heart deeply. Even Tom Scutt's lovely set, a bare stage below and beside a huge collection of inflated white balloons, packs a poetic touch. And the cast is swoon-worthy. Gyllenhaal is laid-back and ever-genunine as the passive Roland. Wilson, a two-time Olivier Award winner, is sensual and irresistibly carefree -- a perfect foil. Together, they have something elusive: combustible chemistry. Heavenly sparks ensue.

Review: Two Stars Shine in "Constellations" - NBC New York
"Constellations" takes a little more work to follow than, say, "If/Then"...As it turns out, cues aren't so necessary. That's partly because "Constellations" forsakes any linear quality for sheer chaos...It's also because the actors are so confident and well-paced (and clearly having fun) that you never doubt how they're playing any moment...The actors give true tour-de-force performances...Wilson...duels and parries with her partner to memorable effect, whether she's a sloppily emotional figure out on a first date, or an academic methodically enchanted by the mysteries of the universe. That's a tightrope to walk. Both really have to know this script like a comfortable old sweatshirt, they're wiggling around in it so much...Gyllenhaal and Wilson, with all of their many sides, are a dynamic pairing no matter which direction they're coming at us from.


 

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by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2015
On an all-new THEATER TALK, actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson (2015 Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama) discuss their roles in the Broadway play Constellations and the close working relationship they have developed while starring in this unconventional and critically-acclaimed two-person drama by Nick Payne.
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015
On an all-new THEATER TALK, actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson (2015 Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama) discuss their roles in the Broadway play Constellations and the close working relationship they have developed while starring in this unconventional and critically-acclaimed two-person drama by Nick Payne.
by TV News Desk - February 20, 2015
Ruth Wilson stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to talk to Jimmy about making her Broadway debut in Constellations, a play in which she performs 65 scenes in 68 minuites.
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2015
Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, the stars of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, will play three additional performances as part of the play's sold-out run at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by Walter McBride - February 10, 2015
The American premiere of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst (If There Is...), starring Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Golden Globe nominee for Nightcrawler; Brokeback Mountain) and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for Showtime's 'The Affair'; BBC's and PBS's Emmy nominated 'Luther'), opened on Broadway last month at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Wilson in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by TV News Desk - January 30, 2015
'The Affair' star spoke about making her Broadway debut in the play Constellations opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.
by TV News Desk - January 30, 2015
Today, January 30, 2015, 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan will welcome Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson. 'The Affair' star will speak about making her Broadway debut in the play Constellations opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.
by TV News Desk - January 20, 2015
Ruth Wilson, currently making her Broadway debut in CONSTELLATIONS, stopped by last night's 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' to talk about finding her inner clown back in theater school.
by TV - Opening Night Special - January 15, 2015
The American premiere of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Golden Globe nominee for Nightcrawler; Brokeback Mountain) and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for Showtime's 'The Affair;' BBC's and PBS' Emmy nominated 'Luther'), opened on Broadway last night, January 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld 's Richard Ridge was there for opening night, and below, you can check out interviews with Wilson, Gyllenhaal, Payne and Longhurst after the curtain went down!
by Walter McBride - January 14, 2015
The American premiere of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Golden Globe nominee for Nightcrawler; Brokeback Mountain) and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for Showtime's 'The Affair;' BBC's and PBS' Emmy nominated 'Luther'), opened on Broadway last night, January 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the opening night after party below!
by Walter McBride - January 14, 2015
The American premiere of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Golden Globe nominee for Nightcrawler; Brokeback Mountain) and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for Showtime's 'The Affair;' BBC's and PBS' Emmy nominated 'Luther'), opened on Broadway last night, January 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from ithe red carpet arrivals below!
by Walter McBride - January 14, 2015
The American premiere of Constellations, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Oscar nomineeJake Gyllenhaal (Golden Globe nominee for Nightcrawler; Brokeback Mountain) and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for Showtime's 'The Affair;' BBC's and PBS' Emmy nominated 'Luther'), opened on Broadway last night, January 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night bows below!
by Michael Dale - January 14, 2015
Call Nick Payne's new play If/Then without the music or Sure Thing without the bell.
by Review Roundups - January 13, 2015
Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on Constellations, which will be held following the Thursday, January 15 performance of the play at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. The panel, which will be presented in partnership with the World Science Festival, will focus on the role of science in the play and will feature playwright Nick Payne and Brian Greene, professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival. Social commentator Faith Salie will moderate.