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Broadway's Sea Wall / A Life Begins Performances Tonight

The double bill stars Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Jake Gyllenhaal in Nick Payne's A Life.
(© Joan Marcus)

The double bill Sea Wall / A Life begins performances on Broadway tonight at the Hudson Theatre, for a limited run through September 29. It stars Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Sea Wall, written by Simon Stephens and performed by Sturridge, is described as "an astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable," while A Life, written by Nick Payne and performed by Gyllenhaal, is described as "an emotional examination of how sons become fathers and the transformative power of love.

Tom Sturridge will be one of two solo performers in Sea Wall / A Life on Broadway.
(© Joan Marcus)

Directed by Carrie Cracknell, the creative team includes Laura Jellinek (scenic design), Kaye Voyce (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Fabian Obispo (sound design), and Stuart Earl (original music).