In exciting news on Tuesday, it's been announced that Jake Gyllenhaal will be making a return to Broadway in 2017. I don't know about you, but that's all the information I need — please tell me how I can get tickets immediately. Gyllenhaal will star in Burn This, a play by Lanford Wilson that originally debuted in 1987 starring John Malkovich. Set in New York, Burn This is about a group of people coming to terms with the death of one of their friends, while navigating Manhattan during the '80s. According to The NY Times, Gyllenhaal will play a character called Pale who is somewhat legendary for being "a fiery, foul-mouthed, flirty showcase for actors," and was previously portrayed by Edward Norton, as well as Malkovich. The more I hear about Burn This, the more I want to go. How can I buy tickets to see Jake Gyllenhaal's new Broadway show?
Due to open on March 6, 2017, tickets aren't yet available for Burn This, but hopefully it won't be long before we can all book our seats in the front row. The play is showing at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway, which is currently being renovated by the Ambassador Theater Group. The theater's website states that the venue will reopen for previews of Gyllenhaal's performance in February 2017. Sign me up now.
This isn't the first time that Gyllenhaal has appeared on Broadway, having starred in Constellations opposite The Affair's Ruth Wilson in 2014. His return to the stage is exciting, and shows how much the actor enjoys live performance. Even though 2017 is a few months away, it'd be a good idea to start planning how to get tickets, because the Donnie Darko star is sure to help sell out of performances of the play quickly. One way to ensure you're in the loop about ticket release dates is to sign up to the Hudson Theatre's newsletter on their website.
While we wait for tickets to Jake Gyllenhaal's new play to go on sale, let's all take a moment to remember just how brilliant and cute the actor is. Not that this is hard.