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The Real Thing - 2000 - Broadway

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.

Schedule

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

(New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.
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by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 4, 2020
Christine Baranski voices a lead role in Disneya??s a?oeFancy Nancya?? animated series and this Sundaya??s new episode features a beautiful song by her character, Mrs. Devine.
by Student Blogger: Aeris Day - Sep 1, 2020
Now, what does this have to do with stress relief? Vacation was well-needed for the both of us, but what we needed most was to express ourselves through singing. Our musicals of choice? Mean Girls, Beetlejuice, Anastasia, Hadestown, Hamilton, Book of Mormon and, you guessed it, Wicked.
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2020
Belgium's favourite duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike maintain their recent forward momentum with their latest single, this time joining up with long-time Smash The House family members W&W and iconic hitmaker Fedde Le Grand for 'Clap Your Hands'. 
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Last Sunday, thirteen actors in 5 different states logged on to a Zoom conference to stage a reading of a new screenplay, The Crossing. Writer/Director Kevin McLaughlin had planned to do the reading in person at a Manhattan studio on March 15th, but with concern over the COVID-19 virus escalating at the time,
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
Shumka aims to continue to expand its reach and work in the community on an ongoing basis.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
The Board of Directors of The Shubert Organization announced the appointment of Richard J. Poccia as a new member of the board, effective immediately. Mr. Poccia will also serve on the board of The Shubert Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Spring at St Helens Theatre Royal has announced a month of entertainment for audiences of all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Last night, PEN America spotlighted diverse voices and bestowed $330,000 of transformative support to writers and translators at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards, hosted by Late Night's Seth Meyers at The Town Hall, the biggest venue in the Awards program's 56-year history. The show demonstrated the evolution of the Awards in recent years from a modest auditorium event for winners and their families into a preeminent gathering of writers and publishing luminaries, stars of the stage and screen, and passionate book lovers-or, as Meyers referred to it, 'The Oscars for books.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2020
Bad news: Broadway is closed for a while. Also bad news: Many theatre fans will have to wait a little longer to see some of the most anticipated musicals of the season. Good news: many of them have already released cast recordings!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2020
Today's top stories: read Seth Rogen's live-tweet of the CATS film, plus check out our list of today's upcoming live-streamed events you can attend from your own home!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
Chichester Festival Theatre has released the following statement regarding upcoming performances:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
Penn State Centre Stage Virtual will present Coleridge Interrupted, a whimsical comedy by Dan Carter, Friday, June 19, 2020, 8:00 p.m. EDT. PSCS Virtual presentations are free and donations benefit the School of Theatre Future Fund. The live performance can be viewed at sites.psu.edu/pscsvirtual.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
Penn State Centre Stage Virtual will present Coleridge Interrupted, a whimsical comedy by Dan Carter, Friday, June 26, 2020, 8:00 p.m. EDT. PSCS Virtual presentations are free and donations benefit the School of Theatre Future Fund. The live performance can be viewed at sites.psu.edu/pscsvirtual.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 20, 2020
Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Up this week is Tony winner Jessie Mueller!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
Penn State Centre Stage Virtual will present Coleridge Interrupted, a whimsical comedy by Dan Carter, Friday, June 26, 2020, 8:00 p.m. EDT. PSCS Virtual presentations are free and donations benefit the School of Theatre Future Fund.
by BWW Features - Jun 17, 2020
Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, co-founder of Mixed Magic Theatre, has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing his thoughts on this current moment in time, the theater's plans for moving forward and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
Penn State Centre Stage Virtual will present Coleridge Interrupted, a whimsical comedy by Dan Carter, Friday, June 19, 2020, 8:00 p.m. EDT. PSCS Virtual presentations are free and donations benefit the School of Theatre Future Fund. The live performance can be viewed at sites.psu.edu/pscsvirtual.
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Motown songs from 1960-1994. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020
Penn State Centre Stage Virtual Will Present COLERIDGE INTERRUPTED, a whimsical comedy by Dan Carter, Friday, June 19, 2020, 8:00 p.m. EDT. PSCS Virtual presentations are free and donations benefit the School of Theatre Future Fund.
by Student Blogger: Katy Dara - Jul 30, 2020
The main complaints about bootlegs are 1) ita??s distracting for the performers, 2) ita??s distracting for the audience, and 3) ita??s a form of theft. It is often the last point that holds the most contention from both sides.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
Nothing can replace seeing the real thing, but Hermitage a?" The Power of Art comes pretty close.  RPAC Gallery Great Art On Screen Film Series continues at The Ridgefield Playhouse with The Hermitage - The Power of Art on Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
The Free Association has announced a star line-up of guests for their run of hit-shows at the VAULT Festival 2020. Running from 4 February - 16 February, this is the first time the Free Association will present a series of the most exciting improvised comedy shows in London.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Whitney Houston's musical legacy is brought to life in an acclaimed tribute show described as a?oe...mind-blowingly spot on.a?? The Greatest Love of All is a Whitney Houston tribute starring Belinda Davids a?" a chart-topping artist in her home country of South Africa a?" who has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica, and been featured on Fox TV's a?oeShowtime at the Apolloa?? and BBC1 TV's a?oeEven Better Than the Real Thing.a?? With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted Las Vegas worthy tribute to one of the world's most revered singers. The two-hour production takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston's greatest hits - including a?oeI Will Always Love You,a?? a?oeI Wanna Dance With Somebody,a?? a?oeHow Will I Know,a?? a?oeOne Moment in Time,a?? a?oeI Have Nothing,a?? a?oeRun to You,a?? a?oeDidn't We Almost Have It All,a?? a?oeGreatest Love of All,a?? a?oeI'm Every Woman,a?? a?oeQueen of the Night,a?? a?oeExhale (Shoop Shoop),a?? a?oeMillion Dollar Billa?? and more! The Greatest Love of All comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse Wednesday, March 4th at 8pm, part of Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity. For Tickets ($57.50) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Below is the upcoming schedule at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater February 3 through February 16: 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Acclaimed actress and singer Linda Purl will bring her show Linda Purl and Her Big Band Romance to Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Friday, February 7, and to Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Saturday, February 8, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents, Catalina, and Martinis. Purl will be joined by special guest Donny Most (Happy Days).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Beatles, the most influential Band of the Sixties, lives on with TICKET TO RIDE. Recreating the Beatles sound and harmonies, in the original key and the Beatles famous guitar and drum arsenal, sounding like the real thing is what makes fans the happiest.
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Maggie Gyllenhaal is set to play Elvis' mother, Gladys Presley, in Baz Luhrmann upcoming musical drama film, a?oeElvis,a?? according to Variety.
by Joni Lorraine - Feb 4, 2020
A great production with a stellar lead giving us an incredible voice that may be as close to the real thing as we can get.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage is proud to present GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm. Russell moved from singing backup to such icons as Paul Simon and David Bowie into the spotlight, and she's stayed there ever since. The vocal dynamo dazzles her audiences, interpreting jazz favorites and forgotten blues treasures with soul, humor and stunning range.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Hangmen is officially in previews on Broadway! Martin McDonagh's Hangmen marks McDonagh's seventh play to be produced on Broadway and his return to the stage following his BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning and Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. Hangmen will officially open on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).
by Gary Naylor - Feb 28, 2020
Angel Theatre Company bring Beckett to Brockley and leave this first time viewer looking forward to more.
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
ArcLight Cinemas and Slamdance today announced the lineup for their inaugural Emergence Film Festival, taking place March 26th - 29th at ArcLight Cinemas' Hollywood location. The lineup includes both premieres and Slamdance Park City festival favorites and will showcase Features, Shorts, and Episodics along with Slamdance's signature categories Anarchy and DIG. This new partnership is an extension of the two organizations' successful Slamdance Cinema Club screening series. Tickets and passes are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online and at the theater.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Sugar Bar Comes to Newark featuring Valerie Simpson and Special Guest Dave Koz on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
World's first and Europe's biggest science festival, Edinburgh Science Festival returns for its 32nd edition from 4 until 19 April 2020, presenting hundreds of events, talks, workshops and exhibitions for both children and adults across dozens of venues in the Scottish capital.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
A beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world's most revered singers, The Greatest Love of All - A Tribute to Whitney comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse Wednesday, March 4th at 8pm, part of Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity and Northern Trust Broadway & Cabaret with support from Teed & Brown.
by Jade Kops - Feb 19, 2020
THE RISE AND DISGUISE OF ELIZABETH R shares Gerry Connolly's relationship with his most popular impersonation, Queen Elizabeth II.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Chichester Festival Theatre's Festival 2020 has today been unveiled by Artistic Director Daniel Evans and Executive Director Kathy Bourne.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Today PEN America announced the major career achievement honors to be presented at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2020
5 Time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee, Wayne Brady (Kinky Boots, Freestyle Love Supreme, Hamilton) is next up on Broadway's Calling with Lance Roberts.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
Celebrating and sustaining the best of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in sheds!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2020
Aurora Theatre Company kicks off its 29th season with the original World Premiere Audio Drama THE FLATS, jointly written by playwrights Lauren Gunderson, Cleavon Smith, and Jonathan Spector (Eureka Day). Artistic Director Josh Costello (Exit Strategy, The Importance of Being Earnest, Eureka Day, Detroit) directs this new story that speaks directly to our present moment in all its complexity.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2020
Today's top stories: Broadway For Biden launches, and more!
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 14, 2020
As New York heads back to the small venues of cabaret and club performing, singers are finding new ways to do their thing... and playwright Karen Cecilia has created a performance space for the talkers, too.l
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2020
Today's top stories: the Broadway shutdown has extended until June. This means that Beetlejuice has played its final performance.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2020
Monday, April 13 at 5 pm EST, Richard Skipper interviews Linda Purl for an intimate chat on how the coronavirus has affected her, and on her advice to her many fans. Plus, they'll be responding to your comments and questions. Imagine a?oeInside the Actor's Studio,a?? but with Skipper's own personal style.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
In celebration of International Dance Day on Wednesday April 29, the Shumka Dancers present Isolation Hopak, a compilation of Classic Hopak choreography performed by members of the company in isolation and edited together by the fine eye of Senior Creative Director Les Sereda.
by Adrienne Proctor - Apr 25, 2020
GOING DARK Part 18 features Oklahoma City University Senior Melissa Campbell. In her own words, she describes the impact of COVID-19 on her life, career, and her senior year and upcoming graduation. These are the real, human stories behind a cruel and relentless pandemic. This is GOING DARK.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
imitating the dog, one of the UK's most original and innovative theatre companies have announced that they will be providing online through their website to a selection of their work from the last 20 years.