Check out Jake Gyllenhaal’s Virtual Musical Serenade
The viral monologue series, The 24 Hour Plays, just released a bonus track starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
On Friday, a bonus track called “Across the Way” was released starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The actor sang a musical piece written for him by Tony-winning Fun Home composer Jeanine Tesori and Rabbit Hole playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. The 24 Hour Plays was started in March as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. As the name implies, the four-and-a-half minute song was written and recorded in a 24-hour window.
The performance was posted on Instagram and was captioned as “a love song in the age of quarantine.”
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A love song in the age of quarantine, this is ‘ACROSS THE WAY’ from the brilliant minds of @jeaninetesori and @lindsayabaire. Written and recorded in 24 hours for the @24hourplays, it was an honor to collaborate with these two from across the way! If you can, please donate to @24hourplays Special thanks to: @middle_pedal @mcyellowsound
Throughout the musical number, Gyllenhaal sings about how “60 feet never felt so close yet so far away.” The song includes humorous lyrics such as “Day 32, I washed my hands, you made a cornish hen / Day 36 you sewed a mask, I washed my hands again.”
The video was more than well received by fans and some are even anticipating the actor’s musical debut to secure him an Academy Award.
A compilation of Jake Gyllenhaal’s intermediate sighs and chuckles that are going to win him an academy award pic.twitter.com/xCEf230wfu
— fell (@gyllensoftie) May 8, 2020
The 24 Hour Plays involves a host of other actors including David Cross, Patrick Wilson, Sienna Miller, Hugh Dancy, Rita Wilson and Rachel Dratch. Be sure to give their entertaining performances a look as well.