Jake Gyllenhaal making Broadway debut

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal will make his Broadway debut early next year.

The Oscar-nominated actor, 33, has landed a role in the American premiere of Nick Payne play Constellations, reports The New York Times.

The production will have a limited run at New York City’s Samuel J. Friedman Theater, produced by the Manhattan Theater Club and with Michael Longhurst directing.

Previews are scheduled to begin on December 16 of this year, with opening night slated for January 13, 2015.

Constellations tells the story of a romance between a beekeeper, played by Jake, and a scientist as they explore the theory of coexisting parallel universes.

The show previously ran at London’s Royal Court in 2012, with stars Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins performing to huge fanfare. It later enjoyed a West End run.

While he’s yet to appear on Broadway, it won’t be Jake’s first time doing live theatre. The actor performed in a production of Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth when it ran in London in 2002.

Ten years later, he made his Off-Broadway debut in Nick Payne’s If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, also directed by Constellations helmer Michael, a first-timer on the Great White Way as well.

News of Jake’s Broadway debut comes just four months after his sister Maggie announced she had signed on to appear opposite Ewan McGregor in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway production of The Real Thing.

Previews of the Tom Stoppard play are scheduled to begin in October, with the official run going through early next year.

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