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Opening Night:
October 30, 2014
Closes:
January 4, 2015
Running Time:
TBA
Ticket Prices:
$67–$137, excluding holidays

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The Real Thing

Two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor is Henry, a playwright not so happily married to Charlotte (Tony Award® winner Cynthia Nixon), the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie (Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal) threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing.
 
Delectably witty and deeply affecting, The Real Thing takes a daring glimpse at relationships, fidelity and the passions that often blur our perception of love. Helmed by critically acclaimed director Sam Gold (Roundabout’s Picnic, Seminar) and also starring Drama Desk nominee Josh Hamilton (The Coast of Utopia, “American Horror Story: Coven”), this Tony Award®-winning play by Tom Stoppard (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia) first seduced audiences in London and New York nearly 30 years ago, when it was called “not only Stoppard’s most moving play, but also the most bracing play that anyone has written about love and marriage in years” (Frank Rich, The New York Times).
 
 
Performance Schedule
The Real Thing will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8pm, with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm.
Previews Begin October 2, 2014
Opening Night October 30, 2014
 
ACCESSIBILITY
All Roundabout Theatre Company venues are accessible to patrons with mobility disabilities. The American Airlines Theatre, Stephen Sondheim Theatre and the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre are fully accessible on both the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels, and Studio 54 is accessible on the Orchestra level only.
 

 

Two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor is Henry, a playwright not so happily married to Charlotte (Tony Award® winner Cynthia Nixon), the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie (Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal) threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing.
 

 

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CAST 

 

CREATIVE

Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Sam Gold
Director
David Zinn
Set Design
Kaye Voyce
Costume Design
Mark Barton
Lighting Design
Bray Poor
Sound Design
Kate Wilson
Dialect Coach
Tom Watson
Hair Design
Kathy Fabian/Propstar
Props Supervisor
Charles Means
Production Stage Manager
 

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Read interviews with the cast, creative team, and learn more about the show on the Roundabout Blog.