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Sea Wall / A Life - 2019 - Broadway

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge come to the Hudson Theatre on Broadway July 26th through September 29th.

Meet Alex, a photographer on a holiday with his family in the south of France. Meet Abe, a music producer with a baby on the way. Two men - both fathers, husbands, and sons - take us on a journey you will never forget.

The finest actors of their generation, Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Sunday In The Park With George) and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge (1984), had audiences roaring to their feet at the sold-out engagement at The Public Theater. Now Sea Wall/A Life, from the visionary creative team behind The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Constellations and A Doll's House, comes to Broadway.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 45 minutes, with one intermission

Hudson Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
141 W. 44th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Sea Wall / A Life


Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal Make a Study of Suffering in ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ on Broadway - Observer
That world is on delicate display in Sea Wall/A Life, two monologues that were originally paired at the Public Theater this past winter. Now it has opened on Broadway at the handsome Hudson Theatre, with its moody design and appealing leading men intact. I reviewed Carrie Cracknell's mostly satisfying production downtown, and a second viewing only slightly budged my positive conclusion.

'Sea Wall/A Life' review: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge bring intimacy to the big stage - amNY
Both performances have become more focused and effective since the Off-Broadway run. Haunted and hurt, Sturridge gently relives a traumatizing experience as if participating in a group-therapy session. On the other hand, Gyllenhaal gets to have more fun and be far more energetic, at various points even running through the audience and playing bits of John Lennon's "Imagine" on a piano. The lean production (directed by Carrie Cracknell, who has extensive London credits) hearkens back to the most basic elements of narrative storytelling and sharing of life experiences. And as in Greek tragedy, it produces a genuine sense of catharsis for audience members.


 

Sea Wall / A Life Broadway Cast



 

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by Nicole Rosky - September 29, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sea Wall/A Life will conclude its limited Broadway run today, September 29, at the Hudson Theatre. 
by Julie Musbach - September 19, 2019
Audible today announced that it will record the Broadway hit Sea Wall/A Life, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge, two of the finest actors of their generation, as an Audible Original production, to be made available for millions of listeners globally in the coming months.
by TV - Opening Night Special - August 9, 2019
Sea Wall / A Life, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge, opened officially last night, August 8, at the Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). Written by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens and Olivier Award nominee Nick Payne and directed by Carrie Cracknell, the acclaimed production comes to Broadway following its sold-out engagement at The Public Theaterthis past spring where it had audiences roaring to their feet.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - August 9, 2019
Sea Wall / A Life, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge, opened officially last night, August 8, at the Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street).
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - August 9, 2019
Sea Wall / A Life, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge, opened officially last night, August 8, at the Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out the photos!
by Michael Dale - August 8, 2019
a?oeAs terrifying as anything I've seen,' is how a young fellow describes the natural phenomenon that gives playwright Simon Stephens' solo piece SEA WALL its title.
by Alexa Criscitiello - August 8, 2019
Sea Wall / A Life, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge, opens officially tonight, August 8, at the Hudson Theatre!
by TV - Red Carpets - August 8, 2019
Sea Wall / A Life, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge, opens officially tonight, August 8, at the Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). 
by Nicole Rosky - August 8, 2019
Sea Wall / A Life, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge, opens officially tonight, August 8, at the Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below!
by Nicole Rosky - August 6, 2019
Previews are currently underway for Sea Wall / A Life, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge. Now, fans have even more to celebrate as the production has just announced more talkbacks at the Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street)!
by Alexa Criscitiello - August 4, 2019
Get the details on the acclaimed new play, Sea Wall/A Life, opening August 8 at Brpadway's Hudson Theatre, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge
by Linnae Medeiros - July 29, 2019
Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge just started previews of Sea Wall/A Life at Broadway's Hudson Theatre, and the duo recently took to 45th Street to help cover the back of the theatre with artwork from artist JR and his global art project known as the Inside Out Project. Take a peek at the process with this video!
by Julie Musbach - July 26, 2019
Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge come to the Hudson Theatre on Broadway July 26th through September 29th. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Julie Musbach - July 25, 2019
Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge return to Broadway in Sea Wall / A Life, which begins previews tomorrow, Friday, July 26 at Hudson Theatre
by Walter McBride - July 23, 2019
See the brand-new marquee for SEA WALL / A LIFE at the Hudson Theatre!
by Stage Tube - July 23, 2019
Jake Gyllenhaal stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night to talk about starring in Sea Wall / A Life, which is opening on Broadway this Friday.
by Stage Tube - July 19, 2019
Jake Gyllenhaal was a guest on today's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about the play he will be starring in on Broadway, Sea Wall/A Life.
by Alexa Criscitiello - July 17, 2019
Yesterday when the front of house for SEA WALL / A LIFE went up at the Hudson Theatre, the play's stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge dropped by to check out their brand-new marquee!