Denzel Washington And Jake Gyllenhaal Heading To Broadway In Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’

Denzel Washington and Jake Gyllenhaal will star in a 2025 Broadway revival of William Shakespeare’s Othello, producer Brian Anthony Moreland announced today.

The production, to be directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, will open in Spring 2025 at a Shubert Theatre to be announced.

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Washington will portray the title character, while Gyllenhaal will play ‘Iago’.

Few other details were provided in Moreland’s brief announcement today.

Neither Washington nor Gyllenhaal are strangers to Broadway. Washington most recently starred in the 2018 revival of The Iceman Cometh (earning a Tony nomination), and starred as Walter Lee Younger in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun. In 2010, he appeared in (and won a Tony for) Fences, and in 2005 he played Marcus Brutus in Julius Caesar. His Broadway debut came in 1988 with Checkmates.

Gyllenhaal has performed on Broadway in Sea Wall/A Life in 2019, Sunday in the Park With George in 2017, and Constellations in 2015. He was a producer on Sea Wall/A Life, as well as Slave Play in 2019 and 2021. He received Tony nominations for producing the two productions, and an acting nomination for Sea Wall/A Life.

Othello will mark a Leon-Washington reunion: They previously teamed on the 2010 Fences and the 2014 Raisin in the Sun (Leon won the Best Direction/Play Tony for the production).

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