Tickets are now available for the Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. Film stars Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal make their Broadway debuts in this this dazzling romantic drama about love, art, and the thin line between reality and illusion. Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Sex and The City) also stars.
McGregor stars as Henry a married dramatist whose off-stage life parallels his writing as he embarks on an adulterous affair with Annie (Gyllenhaal) an actress. To complicate matters, Henry’s wife Charlotte (Nixon) is starring in play about infidelity, a hit on London’s West End.
The Real Thing opened in London in 1982, starring Roger Rees as Henry, and then played Broadway in 1984. That production ran for 566 performances and won five Tonys including Best Play, Best Director (Mike Nichols), Actor (Jeremy Irons as Henry), Actress (Glenn Close as Annie) and Featured Actress (Christine Baranski as Charlotte). A Broadway revival in 2000 won Tonys for Best Revival and Actor (Stephen Dillane as Henry).
Preview performances for The Real Thing begin Oct. 2 in advance of an Oct. 30 opening at the American Airlines Theatre. Get tickets!