Jake Gyllenhaal will star in Nick Payne’s comic drama If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet with Tony winner Brían F. O’Byrne and Michelle Gomez. Directed by Michael Longhurst, the Roundabout Theatre Production will run off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre in August.
If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet is the story of 15-year-old Anna, a natural target for bullies because of her weight. Her mom transfers Anna to the school where she teaches in order to protect her daughter, but the move only makes things worse. When Anna gets suspended for retaliating with a head-butt, her estranged uncle Terry (Gyllenhaal) arrives unannounced. A heartbroken drifter with the mouth of a sailor, Terry reaches out to Anna in a way no one ever has. Their unexpected friendship sends her parents’ rocky marriage into a tailspin as the whole family wonders what—or who—really needs saving?
The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic stops by the 66th Annual Tony® Awards at the Beacon Theater in New York to talk about divas, dazzle and diabetes.