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Breaking News: Ewan McGregor to Lead Roundabout's THE REAL THING on Broadway; Opens October 2014

Breaking News: Ewan McGregor to Lead Roundabout's THE REAL THING on Broadway; Opens October 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the Broadway debut of Ewan McGregor starring as "Henry" in Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold.

The Real Thing will begin preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and open officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement through January 4, 2015.

Another production will be announced shortly for the American Airlines Theatre in the spring 2014.

McGregor recently wrapped production on Jane's Got a Gun and is currently filming Mortdecai opposite Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow. He'll next be seen on the big screen in John Wells' film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County, set for release on December 25th, 2013. 2

Tom Stoppard's relationship with Roundabout Theatre Company includes Broadway productions of The Real Inspector Hound and The Fifteen Minute Hamlet. Mr. Stoppard's The Real Thing premiered on November 16, 1982 at The Strand Theatre in London. The Real Thing is the winner of the 1984 Tony Award for Best Play and returns to the Broadway stage having last been produced 14 years ago.

Sam Gold is a Resident Director at Roundabout Theatre Company where his recent work includes Picnic (2013), Look Back in Anger (2012) and Tigers Be Still (2010).

The full cast and design team will be announced shortly.

The Real Thing returns to Broadway in a stirring and sensual new production. 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. Henry is a playwright not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry's affair with their friend Annie 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.

The Real Thing is first made available to subscribers and donors. Whether you are interested in the best value or VIP experiences, Roundabout has a package option for you. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call 212-719-1300 for more info. Tickets will otherwise be on sale to the public in Summer 2014.

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