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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.



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
by - Oct 30, 2016

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...)

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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Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), in association with Seattle Repertory Theatre and San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, will present Mike Bartlett's King Charles III, a modern history play, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street) from February 7-March 12, 2017. The co-production is directed by David Muse, Artistic Director at Studio Theatre and formerly Associate Artistic Director at STC. (more...)

David Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Vic today announces that David Haig will join Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

BWW Review: Nine Brilliant Voices Tell Stories of Hearing Lost And Dreams Found in SILENT NO MORE
by Victoria Ordin - Jan 6, 2017

In a world with so many peddling-and profiting from--faux inspiration, SILENT NO MORE: A THEATRICAL DOCUMENTARY offers The Real Thing. Directed by Michele Christie, Ed.D., Executive Director and Founder of No Limits, SILENT NO MORE is by turns heartbreaking and hilarious as it traces the struggles and successes of courageous men and women variously affected by hearing loss. Some three decades after Children of a Lesser God, the conflict rages on in the deaf community between those who (only) sign and those who speak. A major theme of of SILENT NO MORE is that those in and beyond the deaf community need to support, rather than criticize the choices of those with partial or full hearing loss. (more...)

Sam Pinkleton, Mark Wendland & More Join SIGNIFICANT OTHER Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producers of the Broadway bound production of Significant Other have just announced that the full creative team from the sold out run at the Roundabout Theater Company will be joining playwright, Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) and director, Trip Cullman on the Great White Way next month. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Capital Stage Presents BETRAYAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Betrayal will be the third production of Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season: Love + War, and will run from January 25 - February 26, 2017 with a Press Opening on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for The Real Thing, 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. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. The Real Thing now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Further casting is today announced for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead which previews from Saturday 25 February with a press night on Tuesday 7 March. (more...)

Patrick Page and More to Lead Shakespeare Workshop at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

These master instructors and top working professionals will take you from voice and text work to on-your-feet scene study and help you discover how to make Shakespeare's verse soar! (more...)

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...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Tony Walton for 'Dramalogue' Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Tony Walton, who has designed sets and costumes for film, opera, ballet, and television but is perhaps best known for his extensive work in theatre, will appear live, onstage at Palm Beach Dramaworks on Tuesday, January 3, to discuss his distinguished career with J. Barry Lewis as part of the popular series Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! The program will be presented twice, at 2pm and 7pm, at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL to Play Capital Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Highly regarded as one of Harold Pinter's masterpieces, and winner of the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, Betrayal has enjoyed several successful productions and revivals around the world since its opening in London in 1978. (more...)

BURIED CHILD to Extend West End Run to March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The New Group's production of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize-winning play, Buried Child, directed by Scott Elliott, and starring the multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (whose credits include the first hit series of Westworld as the mysterious Man in Black, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), is now extending its critically acclaimed West End run at Trafalgar Studios until Saturday 4 March 2017. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

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