Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard have booked roles in the upcoming Off Broadway production of Anton Chekhov‘s “Uncle Vanya” at Classic Stage Company.
Duo joins a cast that includes Denis O’Hare (“Take Me Out”) in the title role, Mamie Gummer (“Les Liaisons Dangereuses”) and George Morfogen.
Sarsgaard is appearing in Chekhov’s “The Seagull” on Broadway in a run ends Dec. 21. Gyllenhaal’s stage credits include a staging of Tony Kushner‘s “Homebody/Kabul” that played L.A.’s Mark Taper Forum in 2003 and went on to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2004.
Gyllenhaal plays Yelena, the pretty sister to Gummer’s plain sister, Sonya. Sarsgaard portrays the doctor Astrov.
Helmed by Austin Pendleton (“50 Words”), “Vanya” runs Jan. 17-March 1 at CSC.
I’m back! After a lot of problems with setting up an internet connection at my new appartment I am finally online again. I will just give you the recent events that Maggie has attended, I also got some magazines and candids waiting to be added but those will have to wait until another time.
Blackberry Bold Launch Party
Joined by actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, Duracell(R) today announced the winners of a nationwide search for five child Holiday Ambassadors — ranging in age from six to 15 years old — at an event in New York City. The Duracell Holiday Ambassadors will accompany Gyllenhaal, best known for her role in “The Dark Knight,” to promote the Duracell Power A Smile(TM) campaign, which aims to spread the joy of powering up a gift for the first time to those most in need.
The following are the winners of the Ambassador search: -- Grace, 10, Rogers, AR -- Lukeya, 12, Feasterville, PA -- Nikay, 8, Albuquerque, NM -- Hailee, 7, Olympia, WA -- Iyana, 6, Silver Springs, MD
Jake Gyllenhaal and his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, may be famous actors with equally A-list squeezes, but it looks like their parents haven’t been reaping the benefits of their children’s success.
According to divorce documents obtained by TMZ, Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner are in deep financial trouble. The couple, who separated last January, apparantly acquired some serious debt during the course of their marriage, including mortgage payments, home equity lines of credit against their two homes, several credit cards and “various outstanding loans.”
Naomi, a screenwriter, says she had to take out a loan during the writer’s strike because she had no money coming in.
Gyllenhaal allegedly told Foner of their finances, “I have been clear that if worse comes to worse, I will let all of this collapse into ruin, just as I believe letting the markets crash and burn are the right approach.”
Uh huh. How about just asking your kids for help?
I am so glad that Maggie is supporting such a great initiative as Hear The World, it is defiantly an issue that does not get enough notice and it affects so many people. I can name 6 people I know with hearing loss, how many can you name?
Stäfa, Switzerland (PRWEB) November 10, 2008 — Actress Diane Kruger has become the most recent Hollywood star to offer herself as an ambassador for the Hear the World initiative. The international star is the cover model for the current issue of the Hear the World magazine.
In addition to Kruger, Mischa Barton, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Billy Idol have joined the team of famous ambassadors. All have been photographed for the cause by Bryan Adams, the initiative’s official photographer, in the Hear the World pose – with a hand behind one ear, symbolising conscious hearing. The goal of their participation is to raise awareness about the issue of hearing loss.
Kruger celebrated her international breakthrough with the role of Helen in Wolfgang Peterson’s “Troy.” She is currently filming Quentin Tarantino’s new film “Inglorious Bastards” with Brad Pitt, which is scheduled to appear in cinemas in 2009. With her star power, Kruger plays an important role in drawing attention to the message of the initiative.
The Hear the World magazine utilizes a culture and lifestyle platform to address the topic of hearing. Always linking content to the subject of hearing and sound, the magazine’s features focus on a broad range of topics, from music, to art, nature, and everything else that makes life more beautiful. The magazine is supported by the global Hear the World initiative, which is dedicated to raising awareness about hearing.
A team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore estimated that 55 million Americans have hearing loss in one or both ears. One out of six, or 29 million adults, have some trouble discerning speech, more than previous estimates, they reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Current ambassadors for Hear the World include Plácido Domingo, Joss Stone, Mick Jagger, Amy Winehouse, Harry Belafonte and Annie Lennox, among others.
Hear the World magazine is published quarterly and is available at select newsstands and at airports internationally for $8 an issue. A free copy of the magazine can be ordered at www.hear-the-world.com. Net proceeds of the magazine benefit the Hear the World Foundation.
About Hear the World
Hear the World is a global initiative by hearing device manufacturer Phonak created to raise awareness about the importance of hearing. The initiative calls attention to the social and emotional impact of hearing loss and addresses prevention of and solutions to a problem that affects more than 10% of the world’s population. In the context of the Hear the World initiative, Phonak has established the non-profit Hear the World Foundation to improve the quality of life of people with hearing loss through financial and technical assistance. The foundation is committed to the prevention of hearing loss as well as the support of people with hearing loss and their families.
Headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland, Phonak has developed, produced and globally distributed state-of-the-art hearing systems and wireless devices for over 50 years. The combination of expertise in hearing technology, mastery in acoustics and strong cooperation with hearing care professionals allows Phonak to significantly improve people’s hearing ability and speech understanding and therefore their quality of life. Phonak offers a complete range of digital hearing instruments, along with complementary wireless communication systems. With 2’500 employees worldwide, Phonak drives innovation and sets new industry benchmarks regarding miniaturization and performance.
Maggie’s picture for the campaign, taken by Bryan Adams.
Okay, so wondered why I’m not around here? Well me and my family was very unfortunate when we decided to go away for a weekend (3-4 weeks ago), while we weren’t home we had a break in and they more or less took everything there was to take, including my precious laptop. I have gotten a new laptop but I just moved into my new appartment last week and I don’t have internet yet and am having loads of problems with getting it. My friend was so nice to let me borrow her wireless internet until I get something myself. But don’t expect me to get back to the usual amount of updates for a couple of more weeks.
Just added a 2 recent appereances and a set of candids of Maggie and Peter out to vote (4th November).
Sorry for not updating.. due to personal reasons and really bad luck I haven’t been able to update around here. It will take me a couple of weeks to get settled again so until then there will be no updates.
When I get back I promise massive updates!
Yet another appereance by Maggie. This time she was at the opening of a Hugo Boss concept store in the Meatpacking District in NY. Another note.. I’m just loving her jacket!
The parents of Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal are set to divorce.
Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal filed for divorce from Stephen Gyllenhaal on Wednesday, Los Angeles County court documents show.
The couple married in 1976 and have property in Los Angeles and Martha’s Vineyard.
During an interview last year, Jake, 27, was asked what relationship advice his parents had given him.
He responded, “This marks the 30th wedding anniversary of my parents. A young man came up to my dad and asked him, ‘What’s it like being married to the same woman for 30 years?’
“My dad answered, ‘She’s not the same woman.’”
Naomi – a screenwriter - has written the screenplays for several feature films, including Running on Empty (for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and won a Golden Globe Award for the same category), Losing Isaiah, and most recently Bee Season. She was previously married to historian and Columbia Professor Eric Foner.
Stephen – a film director – directed the film version of the Pete Dexter novel Paris Trout, which was nominated for five Emmy awards.
He is also a poet who has been published in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner and Nimrod. His first collection of poetry, Claptrap: Notes from Hollywood, was published in June 2006.
A rep for Jake couldn’t reached for comment as Fame went to press.