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The Real Thing on Broadway starring Ewan Mcgregor, Maggie Gyllenhall and Cynthia Nixon
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Show Summary
The Real Thing is written by one of the world’s greatest playwrights, Tom Stoppard.  Originally having premiered in London in 1982, the play centers on the relationship between the principal characters Henry and Annie, a playwright and an actress.  The substance of the play goes beyond the surface level, however, as the author teases the audience about the nature of reality, using a play within a play as one of its many devices.  Not only does the play deal with the metaphysical space between façade and reality, but it also considers the profoundly human subject of honesty.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Real Thing

Previews Begin: 10/02/14
Show Opens: 10/30/14
Show Closes: 01/04/15
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
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The Real Thing. Its all about the moment when you stop thinking and start feeling
  What Is THE REAL THING Like?
In a way only Tom Stoppard can achieve, The Real Thing is the best of both the worlds of philosophy and drama.  This production is directed by hot young director Sam Gold, and the starry cast includes Josh Hamilton, Cynthia Nixon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Ewan McGregor, the latter two making their Broadway debuts.  The play is semi-autobiographical, but the drama clearly exceeds mere retelling of fact.  The play is rife with theatrical twists and turns; for example, the first scene is about a husband accusing his wife of adultery, but in the second scene, the same woman is married to a different man.  We then realize that the first scene was a play within the play, and the woman is an actress.

Is THE REAL THING Good for Kids?

The intellectual nature of the show makes it most appropriate for children over the age of 10.  Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Real Thing on Broadway
  • Ewan McGregor in The Real Thing
  • Cynthia Nixon in The Real Thing
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor in The Real Thing on Broadway
  • Josh Hamilton in The Real Thing on Broadway
  • Cast of the Real Thing on Broadway
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Cast Members:
Ewan McGregor plays Henry
Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Annie
Josh Hamilton plays Max
Cynthia Nixon plays Charlotte
Broadway Theatre:
American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
American Airlines Box Office Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 8pm
Sunday: 9am - 10pm

Seating Map:
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Roundabout Theatre Company

Other Credits:
Tom Stoppard (Book)
  Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:
Denise Cooper at Roundabout Theatre Company
Company Manager:
Carly DiFulvio at Roundabout Theatre Company
Casting Director:
Jim Carnahan at Roundabout Theatre Company
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Press Agent:
Polk & Co
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Production Credits:

Sam Gold (Director)
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Parking For This Theatre:
The closest parking garage for the American Airlines Theatre is located at:
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326 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
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310 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.