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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.


Sunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway DirectorsSunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2014

A seasoned group of Broadway helmers are bringing magic, drama, history, romance and more to the Great White Way this season. Below, BroadwayWorld rounded up this fall's directors for an in-depth look at their careers. (more...)

BWW Thanksgiving Special: Where You Can Catch Broadway's Finest - On TV, Stage & More!BWW Thanksgiving Special: Where You Can Catch Broadway's Finest - On TV, Stage & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld brings you an all-inclusive breakdown for your Thanksgiving holiday theatre-going needs! From what's on stage, to who's on TV, there's ample opportunity to catch some of Broadway's brightest as the special season begins. (more...)

New Theatre: Season 2015 LaunchNew Theatre: Season 2015 Launch
by Jade Kops - Nov 25, 2014

From attending the New Theatre 2015 season launch, it is clear from Artistic Director Louise Fischer's introduction that New Theatre is a "family" with a passion for what they create. The 2015 line up continues the company's legacy of staging productions that will challenge ideas and discuss issues, and even the plays that were written in other eras remain relevant to the current society. (more...)

TO FLY Opens 12/19 at Museum of Discovery and ScienceTO FLY Opens 12/19 at Museum of Discovery and Science
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will have a blast exploring the many interactive displays in the Museum of Discovery and Science's refreshed aviation station, To Fly. This interactive exhibit will immerse visitors in aviation technology. By exploring different areas within the exhibit, visitors can learn about controlled flight, fundamentals of flight, navigation, and the materials used to build planes. The exhibit enhancements were made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 11/24/2014This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 11/24/2014
by - Nov 24, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 11/24/2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: November 24-30, 2014Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: November 24-30, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 24, 2014

Welcome to Broadway, The Illusionists! Later this week, the magical group brings 'WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE' to the Great White Way, setting up shop at the Marquis Theatre. Get your tickets today! (more...)

James Brown Biopic GET ON UP Comes to Digital HD TodayJames Brown Biopic GET ON UP Comes to Digital HD Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Pioneering American music icon James Brown goes from rags to rhythm-and-blues royalty in Get On Up, a spectacular portrait of the life of the charismatic performer, debuting on Digital HD today, December 9, 2014 and on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with Ultraviolet on January 6, 2015 (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning TonightAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/8/2014This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/8/2014
by - Dec 8, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/8/2014. (more...)

Mike Nichols Memorial to Be Held After New Year'sMike Nichols Memorial to Be Held After New Year's
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Deadline writes that entertainment legend Mike Nichols will be honored with a memorial "sometime after New Year's" to give friends, family and colleagues a chance to pay their respects after the busy holiday season. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/7/14Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/7/14
by - Dec 8, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/7/2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 8-14, 2014Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 8-14, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 8, 2014

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!We're All Human - Meet the Full Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Dec 7, 2014

Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play The Elephant Man, starring two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, and Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, is directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. The production officially opens at Broadway's Booth Theatre tonight, December 7, 2014. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

BWW Recap: The GRIMM Who Stole ChristmasBWW Recap: The GRIMM Who Stole Christmas
by Tiffany Croisant - Dec 6, 2014

The holidays are upon us – parties, eggnog, shopping, decorations… and, naturally, some Wesen to ruin all the fun. I guess a Grimm just doesn't get time off for Christmas. (more...)

THE REAL THING, Starring Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Enters Final Month on BroadwayTHE REAL THING, Starring Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Enters Final Month on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its limited engagement of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, on January 4, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Baby Jane Dexter's Rules Of The Road (Part 3) at the Metropolitan Room Is a Life-Affirming Mix of Shattering RealitiesBWW Reviews: Baby Jane Dexter's Rules Of The Road (Part 3) at the Metropolitan Room Is a Life-Affirming Mix of Shattering Realities
by John Hoglund - Dec 3, 2014

In a show business world of frauds and air kisses, Baby Jane Dexter is the ultimate survivor . . . The Real Thing . . . a true New York cabaret legend. Accolades, awards, great press, and life-altering shows have been her calling card over the last 25 years since she returned to cabaret after a decade long absence. She has shared her life experiences through laughter and tears in song and through good times and bad. Regardless of the situation, she has ferociously plowed forward with a vengeance and never let her fans down. Her new show, Rules of the Road (Part 3), running at the Metropolitan Room on weekends through December 27, is another life-affirming mix of shattering realities fused with the promise of better days. (more...)

What's Happening New Year's Eve Around the Broadway World? Celebrations on Stage, on Screen & More!What's Happening New Year's Eve Around the Broadway World? Celebrations on Stage, on Screen & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 29, 2014

With New Year's Eve festivities kicking off shortly from coast-to-cast, BWW brings you a look at what's happening around the Broadway World tonight, from what's on stage, what's on television, and what's playing throughout New York City's most beloved cabaret venues. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 29, 2014BWW's On This Day - December 29, 2014
by - Dec 29, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: December 29- January 4What's Playing on Broadway: December 29- January 4
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 29, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of December 29- January 4, 2014. (more...)

Happy Trails! Say Goodbye to Broadway's Departing Shows!Happy Trails! Say Goodbye to Broadway's Departing Shows!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2014

A slew of plays and musicals will open on Broadway in Spring 2015, but where there is good news, there is also sad. To make room for highly-anticipated new productions such as Finding Neverland, On the Twentieth Century and Doctor Zhivago, some of our most beloved shows must close for good. Below, BroadwayWorld salutes the shows that will soon be taking their final Broadway bows. Get your tickets now to catch them while you still can! (more...)

THE REAL THING, Starring Ewan McGregor & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Enters Final Two Weeks on BroadwayTHE REAL THING, Starring Ewan McGregor & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Enters Final Two Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its limited engagement of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, on January 4, 2015. Starring Ewan McGregor as "Henry" and Maggie Gyllenhaal as "Annie" in their Broadway debuts; Cynthia Nixon as "Charlotte" and Josh Hamilton as "Max." Directed by Sam Gold, the cast also includes Alex Breaux as "Brodie," Ronan Raftery as "Billy" and Madeline Weinstein as "Debbie." The Real Thing officially opened on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

ABC Family Announces End-of-Year Programming Event 'That's So Throwback'ABC Family Announces End-of-Year Programming Event 'That's So Throwback'
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

ABC Family says goodbye to 2014 with its “That's So Throwback” programming block, featuring Disney Channel classic comedy series “Lizzie McGuire,” “That's So Raven,” “Even Stevens,” and original movies “The Cheetah Girls” and “Halloweentown.” “That's So Throwback” airs Monday, December 29th, 2014 through Friday, January 2nd, 2015, from midnight to 2AM ET/PT. (more...)

THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS Begins in January at 59E59 TheatersTHE ROAD TO DAMASCUS Begins in January at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome the world premiere of THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS, written by Tom Dulack and directed by Michael Parva. Produced by The Directors Company and part of the 59E59's inaugural 5A Season, THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS begins performances on Saturday, January 17 at 8 PM for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 1. Opening Night is Tuesday, January 27 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/21/14Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/21/14
by - Dec 22, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/21/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  12/22INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/22
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 22, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 12/21/2014. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: Holidays 2014 Edition!What's Playing on Broadway: Holidays 2014 Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 22, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the weeks of December 22-28 and December 29- January 4, 2014. (more...)

LONG ISLAND MEDIUM Christmas Special Among TLC's Special Holiday ProgrammingLONG ISLAND MEDIUM Christmas Special Among TLC's Special Holiday Programming
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

TLC announces holiday scheduling including special episodes of 'Long Island Medium' & 'Extreme Cheapskates'. (more...)

Darren Criss, Kristin Chenoweth and Cyndi Lauper to Team Up for Logo TV's 2014 New Now Next Awards; HEDWIG, IF/THEN, IT'S ONLY A PLAY Among NomineesDarren Criss, Kristin Chenoweth and Cyndi Lauper to Team Up for Logo TV's 2014 New Now Next Awards; HEDWIG, IF/THEN, IT'S ONLY A PLAY Among Nominees
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

LOGO TV today announced that Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is slated to perform a song from her live CD Coming Home on the Logo TV's 2014 'New Now Next' Awards premiering on LOGO TV on Sunday, December 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and MTV on December 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Actor and singer Darren Criss will host the event, which kicks off Art Basel from Kimpton's Surfcomber Miami, South Beach, and serves as the definitive farewell party for 2014 and predictor to who and what will dominate pop culture in the year to come. Pop icon Cyndi Lauper will narrate the New Now Next Awards, which will also feature special appearances by Nick Cannon, Tyler Glenn, 'Looking' stars Raul Castillo & Frankie Alvarez, 'Girl Code's' Nicole Byer, 'Awkward's' Molly Tarlov, as well as 'Faking It's' Katie Stevens and Michael J. Willett. (more...)

MTC's BY THE WATER Enters Final Week of PerformancesMTC's BY THE WATER Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

By The Water, the new play by Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Hal Brooks, starts the final week of its run today as part of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

TO FLY Opens Today at Museum of Discovery and ScienceTO FLY Opens Today at Museum of Discovery and Science
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will have a blast exploring the many interactive displays in the Museum of Discovery and Science's refreshed aviation station, To Fly. This interactive exhibit will immerse visitors in aviation technology. By exploring different areas within the exhibit, visitors can learn about controlled flight, fundamentals of flight, navigation, and the materials used to build planes. The exhibit enhancements were made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust. (more...)

Conductor-in-Residence Cristian Macelaru to Lead Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/12-14Conductor-in-Residence Cristian Macelaru to Lead Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra's conductor-in-residence, Cristian Macelaru, replaces Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos for three concerts on March 12, 13, and 14 at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Fruhbeck, who last season celebrated conducting more than 150 concerts with the Orchestra in Philadelphia, passed away in June. (more...)

Dakota Blue Richards to Lead ARCADIA UK Tour; Full Cast Announced!Dakota Blue Richards to Lead ARCADIA UK Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Brighton Productions today announced casting for a new touring production of Tom Stoppard's comedy masterpiece, Arcadia, which will be the first major national tour since 1993, and over 20 years since the play has been seen by audiences around the UK. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/15/2014This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/15/2014
by - Dec 15, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/15/2014. (more...)

Two-Time Golden Globe' Nominee Ewan McGregor Will Narrate 'Humpback Whales' A New Underwater Adventure Documentary By MacGillivray Freeman Films, Presented By Pacific Two-Time Golden Globe' Nominee Ewan McGregor Will Narrate 'Humpback Whales' A New Underwater Adventure Documentary By MacGillivray Freeman Films, Presented By Pacific
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF) today announced that two-time Golden Globe nominee, Ewan McGregor, will narrate Humpback Whales, an underwater 3D adventure documentary for IMAX and other giant-screen theaters directed by two-time Academy Award -nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray (The Living Sea, Dolphins, Everest). The film, presented in association with Pacific Life, will be released beginning February 13 th, 2015. (more...)

Ewan McGregor to Narrate New Documentary HUMPBACK WHALESEwan McGregor to Narrate New Documentary HUMPBACK WHALES
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF) today announced that two-time Golden Globe(®) nominee, Ewan McGregor, will narrate Humpback Whales, an underwater 3D adventure documentary for IMAX and other giant-screen theaters (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: December 15-21, 2014What's Playing on Broadway: December 15-21, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 15, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of December 15-21, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Los Angeles!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and officially opened last night, December 14. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/14/14Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/14/14
by - Dec 15, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/14/2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 15-21, 2014Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 15-21, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 15, 2014

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens National Tour in LA TonightBLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens National Tour in LA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with an official opening tonight, December 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Angela Lansbury and More in the BLITHE SPIRIT North American TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Angela Lansbury and More in the BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with an official opening on Sunday, December 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Commissioner Srinivasan Will Be Honorary Chair of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Merchant's House Gala TonightCommissioner Srinivasan Will Be Honorary Chair of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Merchant's House Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

As we approach the 50th Anniversary of the passage of New York City's Landmarks Law in 2015, it is especially timely that we have the privilege to announce Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, as the Honorary Chair of A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Benefit Gala. The Merchant's House was the first building designated a landmark in the Borough of Manhattan at the inaugural meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission in September 1965. (more...)

Broadway Well Represented Among This Year's GOLDEN GLOBE Nominations!Broadway Well Represented Among This Year's GOLDEN GLOBE Nominations!
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton announced the nominees of the 72nd GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS this morning, Thursday, Dec. 11th. The announcement was broadcast on NBC's TODAY, beginning at 5:38 a.m. PST. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: Holidays 2014 Edition!What's Playing on Broadway: Holidays 2014 Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the weeks of December 22-28 and December 29- January 4, 2014. (more...)

Plays (and Players) Within PlaysPlays (and Players) Within Plays
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Dec 10, 2014

The Real Thing can be seen within a tradition of plays about theatre artists, and it uses the device of the 'play-within-a-play' to raise questions about the nature of 'reality.' What better way to explore the relationships between a playwright and the two actresses with whom he shares his life? (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: December 1-7, 2014What's Playing on Broadway: December 1-7, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of December 1-7, 2014. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/1/2014This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/1/2014
by - Dec 1, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/1/2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 1-7, 2014Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 1-7, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2014

Welcome to Broadway, The Illusionists! Later this week, the magical group brings 'WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE' to the Great White Way, setting up shop at the Marquis Theatre. Get your tickets today! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 11/30/14Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 11/30/14
by - Dec 1, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/30/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  12/1; Broadway Celebrates Best Thanksgiving EverINDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/1; Broadway Celebrates Best Thanksgiving Ever
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2014

According to The Broadway League, week 27 of the current Broadway season (the week ending Sunday, November 30, 2014), was the highest grossing and best attended Thanksgiving week on Broadway in recorded history. (more...)

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