Gyllenhaal Leads Atlantic Theater Lineup

Via The New York Times: The work of Tony award winners John Gallagher and Martin McDonagh will return to the Atlantic Theater Company for the 2008-09 season. Gallagher will star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Beau Willimon’s new Farragut North, a political drama loosely based on Howard Dean’s 2004 bid for the presidency, while a revival McDonagh’s 1998 The Cripple of Inishmaan will be directed by Garry Hynes. Additionally, a play by the filmmaker Ethan Coen, called Offices, a trio of one-act comedies focusing on workplace unpleasantness, will be directed by the Atlantic’s artistic director Neil Pepe. Atlantic Stage 2 will feature a new work by David Pittu, called What’s That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling and another as yet unannounced production.