Constellations Summary

  • Constellations is 2 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: December 16, 2014
  • Opens January 13, 2015
  • Show Closed: March 15, 2015

In Constellations, Roland (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Marianne (Ruth Wilson) have their first encounter. The piece then explores the boundless potential of a relationship from the first moments, touching of themes of free will and friendship.

Constellations on Broadway Background

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain) in his Broadway debut, Constellations transfers to Broadway from London, where the show premiered at the prestigious Royal Court Theatre before transferring to the West End. The play is written by Nick Payne, a successful British writer who is also making his Broadway debut. The director is Michael Longhurst, who helmed the London productions. Payne’s last play in New York was the Off-Broadway production of If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, which also starred Jake Gyllenhaal and was also directed by Michael Longhurst. The play is a two-hander, and the other character is played by Ruth Wilson (Saving Mr. Banks, The Lone Ranger), who is making her Broadway debut as well.

What’s Constellations Like?

The play received magnificent reviews upon its premiere in London, which allowed it to extend its run and transfer from the Royal Court to the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End. It was declared to be intelligent, extraordinary, playful, eloquent, and witty by reviewers across the board. Furthermore, it took home the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play, which made Nick Payne the youngest ever recipient of this honor (he was 29 at the time). It is a Manhattan Theatre Club production at their Broadway venue, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Is Constellations Good for Kids?

The show may be inappropriate for children aged 12 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre

261 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 650
Entrance: 47th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway
Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre Seating Chart

Constellations Marquee

Constellations Marquee

Cast Members

Roland
Jake Gyllenhaal
Marianne
Ruth Wilson

Producers

Manhattan Theatre Club

Royal Court Theatre

Production Credits

Book
Nick Payne
Direction
Michael Longhurst
Set + Costume Design
Tom Scutt
Light Design
Lee Curran
Sound Design
David McSeveney
Special Arrangement With
Amabassador Theater Group & Dodger Properties

Creative Team

General Manager
Florie Seery at Manhattan Theatre Club
Casting Director
Jim Carnahan at Jim Carnahan Casting + Nancy Piccione at Manhattan Theatre Club
Advertising Representative
SpotCo
Press Agent
Boneau Bryan-Brown