Sad, serious actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge are bringing their sad, serious double act to Broadway. After a sold-out run at the Public Theater this spring, the two will perform Sea Wall/A Life at the Hudson Theatre (currently home to Burn This) this summer. The piece, an unlikely transfer to a Broadway stage, even a relatively smaller one like the Hudson, is made up of two monologues, both directed by Carrie Cracknell. Sea Wall, by Simon Stephens and starring Sturridge, is about a photographer named Alex. A Life, by Nick Payne and starring Gyllenhaal, is about a father named Abe. Both are quiet and sad, and about fun subjects like fatherhood and death. The actors will begin performances July 26 before the play opens August 8 and closes on September 29. Get ready for some light summer fare!
Jake Gyllenhaal in A Life. Photo: Joan Marcus