Jake Gyllenhaal and his rumored girlfriend Ruth Wilson took a bow on opening night of their new Broadway play Constellations.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ruth Wilson Take A Bow

Gyllenhaal and Wilson made their joint Broadway debut Tuesday night at the Manhattan Theater Club. At the curtain call, the actors came out hand-in-hand and took a bow before the applauding audience.

Playwright Nick Payne had sung the pair’s praises ahead of opening night. “Ruth’s got amazing range. She can play light throwaway comedy and then really hit the dark emotional moments as well,” he told Variety. “Jake, likewise, is a very kind of emotional chap. And I mean that as a compliment.”

Payne is not alone in his praise for Gyllenhaal, 34, and Wilson, 33. Both actors have also received positive reviews from theater critics:

“Wilson is brilliant, dramatically altering key moments with the tiniest of inflections, and Gyllenhaal brings psychological depth to Roland. But that subtlety is upended by a heavy-handed finale, which is less an emotional breakthrough than philosophical trickery.” – Meslissa Maerz, Entertainment Weekly

“They have great chemistry and charm here, even when saying and doing preposterous things, frequently at the same time. I was rooting for them all the way.” – Jeremy Gerard, Deadline


Gyllenhaal, who is rumored to be dating Wilson, stated prior to Constellations opening that it was easy to fall in love with her onstage.

“When you’re working with an actor who is as talented as Ruth is, who has the number of choices she has and her mind is working at a very high level all the time, that in conjunction with the writing, there’s this profound, beautiful love happening amongst all of us,” Gyllenhaal told Broadway.com. “I’m so happy to be working with Ruth and I’m so honored to be working with her, so that exchange makes every day really fun. […] She’s a beast. She’s a real animal up there and it’s exciting for me.”

At the 2015 Golden Globes Sunday night, Wilson took home the Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama award. Gyllenhaal, who was nominated for his part in Nightcrawler, left empty handed.

Constellations will run through March 15.

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