Jake Gyllenhaal Makes His American Stage Debut In ‘If There Is Heaven I Haven’t Found It Yet’ [PHOTOS]

September 21st, 2012 // Leave a Comment

Last night (September 20, 2012) actor Jake Gyllenhaal made his American theater stage debut in the Roundabout Theatre Production of  If There Is Heaven I Haven’t Found It Yet at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City.

If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet centers on bullied 15-year-old Anna (played by Annie Funke), whose unexpected friendship with her estranged uncle Terry (played by Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal) sends her parents’ rocky marriage into a tailspin. The cast also features Michelle Gomez and Brian F. O’Byrne.

Guests at the opening night performance included Jessica Chastain, Jerry Seinfeld, Marcus Mumford, F. Murray Abraham and Michael Pena amongst others.

Check out some of Jake’s reviews. 

New York Daily News: “Happily, the Brokeback Mountain Oscar nominee shows off sturdy stage chops in his New York theater debut. He’s touching, funny and completely convincing as Uncle Terry, a scruffy man-boy chronically adrift, profane, bad with boundaries, but with a good heart. In short, Terry is far from perfect but likable.”

The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s a pleasure to see him apply his mellow charisma to a minor-key ensemble role rather than marching into town full of star swagger.”

So, fairly positive reviews.

By Michael Prieve
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