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Ronan Raftery Joins Cast of Roundabout's THE REAL THING

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Ronan Raftery Joins Cast of Roundabout's THE REAL THING

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as "Henry," Maggie Gyllenhaal as "Annie," Cynthia Nixon as "Charlotte" and Josh Hamilton as "Max."

Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement.

Ronan Raftery joins the cast as "Billy." The cast also includes Alex Breaux as "Brodie" and Madeline Weinstein as "Debbie."

The creative team includes David Zinn (Set Design), Kaye Voyce (Costume Design), Mark Barton (Lighting Design) and Bray Poor (Sound Design).

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.

Tom Stoppard's relationship with Roundabout Theatre Company includes Broadway productions of The Real Inspector Hound and The Fifteen Minute Hamlet. This fall Roundabout will also present the New York debut of Mr. Stoppard's romantic drama Indian Ink at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

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).

Tickets for The Real Thing are currently on sale. Whether you are interested in the best value or VIP experiences, Roundabout has a package option for you. To purchase tickets and for more information on subscriptions and VIP seats please visit roundabouttheatre.org or call 212-719-1300.

Single tickets for regular performances of The Real Thing range in price from $67-$137.

Photo by Faye Thomas

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