Constellations 2015

Run Time:
One hour and 10 minutes with no intermission
Ages: 13+
Opened: January 13, 2015
Closing: March 15, 2015

Constellations - 2014 - Broadway History , Info & More

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Broadway)
261 W. 47th St. New York, NY 10036

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.

Constellations - 2014 - Broadway Cast

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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Constellations

Review: Two Stars Shine in "Constellations"
8 / 10

'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.

Broadway Review: ‘Constellations’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ruth Wilson
9 / 10

Short and sweet and strangely haunting. That's the quick take on 'Constellations'...Gyllenhaal has the charm and good looks of a leading man, but he's also got the acting chops of a chameleon character actor...Here he gets to play someone whose character changes from minute to minute, and he's pretty amazing. So is Wilson...Her style as the brilliant, desperately needy Marianne is mercurial -- and enchanting...The important point here is that the devilishly clever scribe is not playing games with either his characters or his audience, because with each iteration Roland and Marianne grow closer to one another -- and become more important to us. And by the end of the play (has it really been only an hour?), we're fully invested in their lives. All of them.

CONSTELLATIONS' Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson Set for THEATER TALK This Weekend
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.

CONSTELLATIONS' Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson Set for THEATER TALK This Weekend
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.

VIDEO: CONSTELLATIONS' Ruth Wilson on Performing 65 Scenes in 68 Minutes
by Caryn Robbins - 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.

MTC's CONSTELLATIONS, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, Adds Three Performances to Run
by Tyler Peterson - 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).

In the Spotlight Series: CONSTELLATIONS' Ruth Wilson
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!

VIDEO: Ruth Wilson Chats Broadway's CONSTELLATIONS on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - January 30, 2015


'The Affair' star spoke about making her Broadway debut in the play Constellations opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.

DVR Alert: CONSTELLATIONS Star Ruth Wilson Visits 'LIVE' Today
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.

VIDEO: CONSTELLATIONS Ruth Wilson Talks Finding Her Inner Clown on 'Late Night'
by Caryn Robbins - 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.

BWW TV: Chatting with Jake Gyllenhaal, Ruth Wilson & More on Opening Night of CONSTELLATIONS!
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!

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for CONSTELLATIONS' Opening Night!
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!

Photo Coverage: Jake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson Celebrate Opening Night of MTC's CONSTELLATIONS!
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!

Photo Coverage: Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson Take Opening Night Bows in CONSTELLATIONS!
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!

BWW Reviews: CONSTELLATIONS is an Ursa Minor
by Michael Dale - January 14, 2015


Call Nick Payne's new play If/Then without the music or Sure Thing without the bell.

Review Roundup: CONSTELLATIONS Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - January 13, 2015


Let's see what the critics had to say...

Playwright Nick Payne & More Set for MTC's Sloan Panel for CONSTELLATIONS
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

MTC's CONSTELLATIONS, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson, Opens on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 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'), opens on Broadway tonight, January 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Making Broadway Debut in CONSTELLATIONS: 'It's A Real Honor'
by Caryn Robbins - December 30, 2014


The actor shared that he is 'honored' to make his Broadway debut in the American premiere of CONSTELLATIONS.

Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson in MTC's CONSTELLATIONS
by Nicole Rosky - December 29, 2014


Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) and the Royal Court Theatre, by special arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group and Dodger Properties, will present the American premiere of CONSTELLATIONS, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed byMichael Longhurst, starring Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson(BBC's and PBS' Emmy nominated "Luther," Showtime's "The Affair") on Broadway. The limited engagement of CONSTELLATIONS will open Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you first look at the cast in action below!

Constellations FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of Constellations have there been?
Constellations has had 3 productions including West End which opened in 2012, Broadway which opened in 2015 and West End which opened in 2021.
What awards has Constellations been nominated for?
Constellations has been nominated for several awards including the Distinguished Performance Award for Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play for Nick Payne at the Drama League Awards, and the Theatre World Award for Ruth Wilson at the Theatre World Awards.
What awards has Constellations won?
Constellations has won several awards, including the Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson. The play also received the Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Nick Payne and the Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Ruth Wilson.

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