The Real Thing Revival 2000

Opened: April 17, 2000
Closing: August 13, 2000

The Real Thing - 2000 - Broadway History , Info & More

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)
243 West 47th St. New York, NY

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.

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The Real Thing FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Real Thing has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1984, Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2000, West End which opened in 2010 and Broadway which opened in 2014.
The Real Thing has been nominated for several Tony Awards, including Best Direction of a Play for David Leveaux, Best Revival of a Play for Anita Waxman, Best Revival of a Play for Elizabeth Williams, Best Revival of a Play for Ron Kastner, Best Revival of a Play for Miramax Films, and Best Revival of a Play for The Donmar Warehouse.
The Real Thing has won Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play for David Leveaux, Best Revival of a Play for Anita Waxman, Best Revival of a Play for Elizabeth Williams, Best Revival of a Play for Ron Kastner, Best Revival of a Play for Miramax Films, and Best Revival of a Play for The Donmar Warehouse.
The Real Thing has been nominated for several awards including Outstanding Revival - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Tom Stoppard, Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for David Leveaux, Performance at the Theatre World Awards for Stephen Dillane, Performance at the Theatre World Awards for Jennifer Ehle, and Designer of the Year at the Olivier Awards for Carl Toms.
The Real Thing has won several awards including Outstanding Revival - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Tom Stoppard, Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for David Leveaux, Performance at the Theatre World Awards for Stephen Dillane and Jennifer Ehle, and Designer of the Year at the Olivier Awards for Carl Toms.

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