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Panel Discussion on the Role of Physics in Broadway's Constellations Announced

Nick Payne's drama stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson make their Broadway debuts in Constellations at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
(© David Gordon)

An upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on the new Broadway drama Constellations will take place following the January 15 evening performance at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

The panel, presented in partnership with the World Science Festival, will focus on the role of science in the play and will feature author Nick Payne and Columbia University physics professor Brian Greene. Social commentator Faith Salie will moderate.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson make their Broadway debuts in Payne's two-hander, which premiered at the Royal Court in 2012 before moving to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre later that year.

Constellations explores the relationship between Roland (Gyllenhaal), a beekeeper, and Marianne (Wilson), a quantum physicist, through the concept of the multiverse theory, where several scenarios can coexist at the same time. The production is directed by Michael Longhurst.

The creative team for Constellations includes Tom Scutt (scenic and costume design), Lee Curran (lighting design), David McSeveney (sound design), and Lucy Cullingford (movement direction).

For tickets to Constellations, click here.