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The Real Thing is a play by Tom Stoppard, first performed in 1982. It examines the nature of honesty, and its use of a play within a play is one of many levels on which the author teases the audience with the difference between semblance and reality.



The play focuses on the relationship between Henry and Annie, an actress who is part of a committee to free Brodie, a Scottish soldier imprisoned for burning a memorial wreath during a protest.



LOVE JONES THE MUSICAL Comes to New Jersey, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

See Love Jones The Classic 90's Film Turned Musical in Newark or Brooklyn based on Theodore Witcher's 1997 cult classic film where the familiar story is retold in a concert-style setting featuring a star-studded cast including MUSIQ SOULCHILD, CHRISETTE MICHELE, MARSHA AMBROSIUS, DAVE HOLLISTER, RAHEEM DEVAUGHN, MC LYTE and more on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8PM located at Newark Symphony Hall 1020 Broad Street, Newark 07102 & Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 at Kings Theatre located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.  (more...)


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Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete casting for the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

Forever Greens Named Preferred Contractor by Renew Financial
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

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BWW's On This Day - October 30, 2016
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Patrick Marber's Critically Acclaimed Production Of Tom Stoppard's Travesties Transfers To The West End Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Patrick Marber's critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties transfers to the West End in 2017 for a limited run at the Apollo Theatre - with over 100 tickets at each performance at just £20. (more...)

The Gateway Announces LEGENDS IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Straight from Las Vegas, Nevada comes Legends in Concert, the world's greatest live tribute show, at The Gateway in Bellport from November 16-27. This high-energy concert features impressive line-up of tribute acts including David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Adele, andABBA. Tickets start at $59 and are available online at https://thegateway.org/online/article/legends2016 or by contacting the Box Office at (631) 286-1133. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alex Breaux Chats Taking on a New Kind of Role in ULTIMATE BEAUTY BIBLE
by Nora Dominick - Oct 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld sat down to chat with Alex Breaux ahead of Ultimate Beauty Bible's first preview on October 25th. He chats about working with McGraw, originating the role of Kit and much more! (more...)

LOVE JONES THE MUSICAL Coming to Brooklyn This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

SJ Presents will be one of the first to welcome audiences to the much-anticipated event, LOVE JONES THE MUSICAL, based on Theodore Witcher's 1997 cult classic film where the familiar story is retold in a concert-style setting, featuring a star-studded cast including MUSIQ SOULCHILD, CHRISETTE MICHELE, MARSHA AMBROSIUS, DAVE HOLLISTER, RAHEEM DEVAUGHN, MC LYTE and more today, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 at Kings Theatre located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. (more...)

LOVE JONES THE MUSICAL Hits Newark, Brooklyn This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

See Love Jones, the classic '90s film-turned musical based on Theodore Witcher's 1997 cult film, in Newark or Brooklyn. The familiar story is retold in a concert-style setting featuring a star-studded cast. (more...)

SJ Presents Brings LOVE JONES THE MUSICAL to New Jersey This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

SJ Presents is proud to be one of the first to welcome audiences to the much-anticipated event, LOVE JONES THE MUSICAL Based on Theodore Witcher's 1997 cult classic film where the familiar story is retold in a concert-style setting featuring a star-studded cast including MUSIQ SOULCHILD, CHRISETTE MICHELE, MARSHA AMBROSIUS, DAVE HOLLISTER, RAHEEM DEVAUGHN, MC LYTE and more on Today, October 21, 2016 at 8PM located at Newark Symphony Hall 1020 Broad Street, Newark.  (more...)

ON24 Recognizes Top-Performers in Webinar Engagement Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

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PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Boomerang's LOVELESS TEXAS to Receive Private Industry Reading 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Boomerang Theatre Company (Tim Errickson, Artistic Director) is pleased to continue the artistic development of LOVELESS TEXAS, the new musical from Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan and composer Henry Aronson. LOVELESS TEXAS will receive an invitation-only industry reading in New York City on Thursday October 20th. (more...)

ProfNet Experts Available on Pharmacists, Loneliness, Halloween and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

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ProfNet Experts Available on Pharmacists, Loneliness, Halloween and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

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Ellen McLaughlin and Teagle F. Bougere Star in ROZ AND RAY, Premiering Tonight in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the world-premiere production, Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. (more...)

TeenTix Announces Winners of 2016 Teeny Awards and $70k Raised for Youth Arts Access
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

On Sunday, October 9th, arts leaders and teenage arts enthusiasts gathered at Benaroya Hall to celebrate the 9th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by local performer/composer Celene Ramadan and members of the Young Americans' Theatre Company, with performances by ParisAlexa and Seattle JazzED. (more...)

BWW Review: FORCE OF TRUMP, Brockley Jack Theatre, 12 October 2016
by Gary Naylor - Oct 13, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a well performed and funny satire on Donald Trump that struggles to be more outrageous than The Real Thing. (more...)

Jeffrey Hatcher's Haunting DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Appears at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Set on the streets of Victorian London, Jeffrey Hatcher's play honors Robert Louis Stevenson's original novella, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," while adding a complex interpretation of depravity, lust, love, and horror. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde appears from October 12 to November 13, 2016 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin and Teagle F. Bougere to Star in ROZ AND RAY World Premiere in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the highly anticipated two-person casting for the world-premiere production, Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Announces 25th Birthday Gift Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary season, Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company announced today the public phase of the company's 25th Birthday Gift Campaign. The campaign aims to raise funds to provide a more comfortable and fulfilling audience experience and provide theater artists with a better environment in which to do their work. As Aurora reaches its 25th birthday, it's time to celebrate the Aurora experience, refresh the theater, and prepare for the next quarter century. (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Presents SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The 43rd Season of the BBT - a Season of Love and Passion - kicks off in November with a what has been called "the most charming musical ever written." (more...)

Gigastone Urges Customers to Be on the Lookout for Fake Products and Confirms Its Entire Range of iOS Flash Drives Are Apple MFi Approved
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

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A NICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS has World Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Group Rep presents the world premiere comedy A Nice Family Christmas written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Continues 25th Anniversary Season with Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 25th season with Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through, The Real Thing. Playwright Henry is not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When his affair with their friend, Annie, threatens to destroy his own marriage, he realizes that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband for Henry, he can't help but wonder whether their relationship is fiction or The Real Thing. Delectable and deeply affecting, The Real Thing takes a look at the absolute chaos of love and trust, or lack thereof, and the passions that often blur our perceptions. (more...)

Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Casting announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's unique take on Charles Dickens' classic tale at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2016 Visits New York This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Nine-time GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz and a trio of special guests - Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Ashford & Simpson's Valerie Simpson - will capture the magic of Christmas in the 19th anniversary edition of Koz's holiday tour that arrives in New York City on Tuesday, December 6th at Town Hall at 7:30pm, 123 West 43rd Street.  (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD's Glenn Close Among Honorees for Theatre Forward's Chairman's Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Theatre Forward and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 3rd, at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with The New Group's BURIED CHILD at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The New Group's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, directed by Scott Elliott, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios in London for a strictly limited season from 14 November - 18 February 2017, with press night on 1 December. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD Begins Tonight at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Vineyard Theatre presents Nicky Silver's play THIS DAY FORWARD, opening the Vineyard Theatre's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

EMH Productions in Association with Atim Udoffia Presents DOUBT: A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

EMH Productions rounds out its fifth year of dynamic theatre on intimate Sacramento stages, this time partnering with Co-Producer Atim Udoffia for Doubt by John Patrick Shanley. It will be directed by Sacramento's Anthony D'Juan. This 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play mesmerized audiences on Broadway, while the 2009 film adaptation received an Oscar nomination.  (more...)

CAPA to Present DAVE KOZ CHRISTMAS TOUR 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Nine-time Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz and a trio of special guests—Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore, and Ashford & Simpson's Valerie Simpson—will capture the magic of Christmas in the 19th anniversary edition of Koz's holiday tour. Together, these four remarkable artists will put a fresh spin on holiday classics as well as other selections that beautifully capture the spirit of the season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look at BURIED CHILD at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The New Group's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of Buried Child, directed by Scott Elliott, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios in London for a strictly limited season from 14 November - 18 February 2017, with press night on 1 December. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vineyard Theatre's THIS DAY FORWARD Celebrates Opening Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 21, 2016

Vineyard Theatre's production of Nicky Silver's play THIS DAY FORWARD, opened last night at the Vineyard Theatre starting it's 2016-2017. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Present Fort Worth Premiere of THE PLEASURE TRIALS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions presents its third and final staged reading of the 2016 season. In a vigorous effort to foster new work, this past year Amphibian has hosted three playwrights in residence to develop their unpublished plays. (more...)

Bravo Introduces New Digital Slate of Original, Short-Film Video Series
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Bravo Media has announced a new lineup of original, short-form digital video series, starting with today's launch of “Bravo After Hours” with Carrie Keagan (more...)

Nick Cannon Explores Modern Love in Emotional New Docu-Short WHY REAL IS RARE
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Nick Cannon, partnered to unlock the magic and mystery behind that question in WHY REAL IS RARE, a short docu-film that explores how and when couples realize their connection has become a commitment. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hershey Area Playhouse Presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Just in time for the holiday season, Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present Miracle on 34th Street, a favorite and timeless holiday classic for all ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Vineyard Theatre's production of Nicky Silver's play THIS DAY FORWARD, opening the Vineyard Theatre's 2016-2017 season began performances Thursday, November 3 and will open on Monday, November 21. THIS DAY FORWARD features Andrew Burnap (TROILUS AND CRESSIDA), Michael Crane (Vineyard's GLORIA and 'People of Earth'), Holley Fain ('Grey's Anatomy'), Francesca Faridany (THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME), Tony Award nominee June Gable (CANDIDE, 'Friends') and Joe Tippett (AIRLINE HIGHWAY). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A NICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS has World Premiere Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Group Rep presents the world premiere comedy A Nice Family Christmas written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York. (more...)

Banc De Binary Issues Urgent Message to All Binary Options Traders: Protect Your Investment and Check for Regulation!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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Kravis Center Kicks Off 2017 with an Amazing Array of Concerts & Shows in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in January 2017 with more than two-dozen amazing productions from a Broadway smash hit to comedy superstars, from musical legends to fascinating lectures. (more...)

Wild Swan Theater Presents OWL'S WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Wild Swan Theater, Ann Arbor's highly acclaimed theater for family audiences, presents a special production for young children.  Owl's Winter is a delightful collection of stories based on Arnold Lobel's Owl at Home, carefully created to engage the littlest theater-goers.  In one story, Owl encounters strange bumps at the end of his bed as he lays down to sleep.  In another, the moon seems to follow him home while he is out for an evening stroll.  In a third, Owl makes tearwater tea when he runs out of The Real Thing.  The warmth and humor of these stories will delight you and your preschool or early elementary school aged students.  Children will help Owl make discoveries through lots of audience participation and a special suprise at the end. (more...)

bergenPAC presents So Good For The Soul! A Tribute to the Music of Motown
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents So Good For The Soul: A Tribute to the Music of Motown-Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 8PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Stageworks Theatre Presents THE GREAT GATSBY
by Peter Nason - Dec 6, 2016

It's a hit and miss production, but Lauren Buglioli and several cast members stand out. (more...)

Artistic Director Louise Fischer Announces New Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

On Monday 5 December, in front of a packed house, Artistic Director Louise Fischer announced New Theatre's exciting season for 2017. (more...)

Dave Koz Christmas Tour Hits NYC on 12/6 w/ Guests Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Valerie Simpson
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Nine-time GRAMMY nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz and a trio of special guests - Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Ashford & Simpson's Valerie Simpson - will capture the magic of Christmas in the 19th anniversary edition of Koz's holiday tour that arrives in New York City on Tuesday, December 6th at Town Hall at 7:30pm, 123 West 43rd Street.  (more...)

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