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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.


Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2021
Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams today announced the Company’s plans to return to the stage with the final two productions of the 2021 season – Julius Caesar, directed by Williams and Death of a Salesman directed by STC Associate Director Paige Rattray – to open in November and December respectively.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021
The Board of Directors of The Shubert Organization announced today the appointment of Laura Forese, M.D., M.P.H. as a new member of the board, effective immediately. Dr. Forese will also serve on the board of The Shubert Foundation.
by - Sep 26, 2021
Hugh Vanstone has won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
by - Sep 26, 2021
Simon Baker has won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play for A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
by Michael Major - Sep 1, 2021
Gleason will write and direct The Grotto, which follows the recently-widowed Alice, as she begins to see her deceased husband's secret past begin to unfold once she inherits a forgotten nightclub in the Mojave Desert.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021
Trouble In Mind officially begins previews tonight, October 29, at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Learn more about the cast here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2021
BroadwayWorld's new interview series Back on Broadway is taking readers on the exciting journey of Broadway's return to the stage! Next up in the series is Miguel Cervantes, leading the Broadway return of Hamilton in the show's title role.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2021
Following the success of its sold out run in 2019, the Orange Tree Theatre today announces the return of Terence Rattigan's While The Sun Shines, directed by OT Artistic Director Paul Miller. Rebecca Collingwood, Conor Glean and Sophie Khan Levy join original cast members John Hudson, Philip Labey, Michael Lumsden and Jordan Mifsúd.
by Review Roundups - Oct 17, 2021
Dana H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters, opens tonight, October 17, at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre, playing on a rotating schedule with Is This a Room.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2021
Chart-topping a capella group Straight No Chaser returns to the Van Wezel on Friday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the “Back in the High Life” Tour are on sale now.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2021
With great sadness, we announce the loss of Edward Allan Baker, beloved father, grandfather, brother, husband, playwright, teacher, colleague, and friend.  Ed Baker passed away on Saturday evening, November 20th 2021, surrounded by love from friends and family, at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport,  CT. 
by Michael Major - Nov 17, 2021
Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper, and Alessandro Nivola have joined 20th Century's Boston Strangler film. The movie will be written and directed by Matt Ruskin. The film follows Loretta McLaughlin, the first reports to break the story about the Boston Strangler.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) has joined the cast as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn will direct BTG's production.
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2021
Live music is back and local jazz/pop fans are ready to party as singer-songwriter Martin Sexton brings his unique combination of American rock and blue-eyed soul to Old School Square Pavilion on Thursday, May 27, at 8 pm.
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2021
Mirvish Productions is launching a brand new theatre show, the first of its kind to open in Toronto. “Stay Home and Do Nothing” is an immersive new theatrical experience where the spectator is the star and where the goal is a healthier world for all.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021
Amélie The Musical is set to reopen in the West End this summer at the Criterion Theatre from Thursday 20 May. Olivier-nominee Audrey Brisson will be returning to the role of 'Amélie'.
by A.A. Cristi - May 28, 2021
Danny Zelisko Presents and One Eleven Productions welcome legendary Canadian musicians and songwriters Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings with their reunion tour entitled Together Again, Live in Concert to the Kauffman Center on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021
The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center will welcome STRAIGHT NO CHASER back to Dayton for one night only on December 22, 2021.
by Student Blogger: Grace Callahan - May 18, 2021
It’s almost time for THE movie release of the summer – In the Heights. You’ve rewatched every trailer, and now it’s time to prepare for the real thing. But how do you even begin to plan a watch-party for this season’s most anticipated release? Us theatre-lovers have waited a long time for this movie, so if you’re going to celebrate, you’ve got to do it right.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 12, 2021
The group, who will perform four livestream shows this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday live from Maryland’s MGM National Harbor, plans to offer livestream ticket holders special access to a ticket pre-sale to the fall shows on Monday, May 17th, followed by their traditional fan pre-sale.
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2021
Hershey welcomes Straight No Chaser back to the stage for two back-to-back performances in December 2021. The chart-topping a cappella group is “Back In The High Life” and returning to Hershey Theatre on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 3 and 8 p.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced that Laila Robins will join the cast of the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. Ms Robins replaces the previously announced Kate Burton, who withdrew due to a scheduling conflict.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Chart-topping a cappella group Straight No Chaser will return to Sarasota on Friday, November 12 at 8 p.m. Their “Back In The High Life” tour marks the group's return to in-person shows after a year of cancellations due to the pandemic. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m. 
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2021
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre will present the premiere of A LIE AGREED UPON by Tony Estrella, a brand-new version of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
MetropolitanZoom will present JUDY GARLAND ~ 99th Birthday Celebration ~ A Will Friedwald Presentation in a live premium virtual venue experience, with full service, including pre-show entertainment and meet and greet at the end of the show.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021
Christine Baranski joined last night's episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert! The star joined Colbert in helping welcome live audiences back to Broadway (at the Ed Sullivan Theater where the late show is shot) by performing a duet of 'Side by Side' from Stephen Sondheim's Company!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2021
This Summer, HOME will stage the first production created by Stockroom, a diverse collective of salaried writers brought together to create work that is challenging, relevant and popular. Alice In Wonderland will run from mid-July to early August in the socially-distanced 400- seat theatre space of Homeground, a massive Covid-safe temporary outdoor pop-up venue just a stone's throw from HOME itself.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021
1950. Blackpool. Newly-wed Yorkshire couple, Jack and Liz have crossed the Pennines for their first trip to the seaside mecca. Beneath an uncertain September sky, they holiday in a world of stripy deckchairs, sandy sandwiches and stroppy donkeys. As the Wurlitzer organ plays they sway together on the dance floor of the Tower Ballroom.
by Jim Munson - Jun 21, 2021
42nd Street Moon is concluding its online Moonbeams series on a rather deliciously demented high note with Don’t Touch That Dial: DC & Peter’s Glorious Romp through the Golden Age of TV Theme Songs. Just like the timeworn sitcoms that generated most of its songs, Don’t Touch That Dial wants nothing more than to entertain, packing in dozens of catchy tunes you maybe didn’t even know you knew in a fast-moving hourlong fantasia of fizzy humor and gimlet-eyed nostalgia. Although Moon’s remit is normally to revisit stage musicals, rather than television shows, this enterprise isn’t quite as far afield for them as you might imagine. It, too, comes wrapped in affectionate homage to times past.
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Boccone - Jun 2, 2021
As the well known saying goes, “the show must go on”. But now that we’re still living amidst a pandemic, until what extent does that saying hold true?  No one in their wildest dreams would have imagined that we would live in a time such as this. We all thought plagues were a thing of the past like in Shakespeare’s time. But here we are! Living in both fear and hope with a virus that has created such catastrophic effects across the world. One of them would be the suspension of live theater. On the flip side, the lockdown has brought new beginnings and discoveries for the performing arts even to a student like me.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 18, 2021
On the 22nd of June the music video directed by award-winning writer/director Maj Jukic will be released to accompany the single.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde will be presented by Berkshire Theatre Group from Sunday, June 20 to Saturday, July 10. Directed by David Auburn, the show will be presented at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Outside Under the Main Stage Tent. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2021
Two beloved plays by William Shakespeare are set to welcome audiences back to the spectacular outdoor venue at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum this summer.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2021
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced the return of the chart-topping a cappella group Straight No Chaser.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2021
The Belgrade Theatre Coventry has announced that a whole host of new shows for its 2021 Spring and Autumn Seasons are now on sale. Highlights include the return of Dirty Dancing, The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency, a co-production with Cardboard Citizens for Coventry UK City of Culture, and Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021
Danny Zelisko Presents and One Eleven Productions welcome legendary Canadian musicians and songwriters Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings with their reunion tour entitled Together Again, Live in Concert to the Kauffman Center on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
by Gary Naylor - Jul 30, 2021
Get yourself a pint and a pizza and enjoy a comedy like they did at The Globe, 400 years ago.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2021
Whilst the hugely popular tours and storytelling sessions are booking up fast, there's still plenty to explore on the day. The theatre's foyer will be full of craft activities throughout the day as families can try their hands at theatre design - creating a puppet, paper doll or mask - all inspired by 255 years of amazing design at Bristol Old Vic.
by Ricky Pope - Jul 24, 2021
When you first see Jesse JP Johnson (Wicked, Spongebob Squarepants, Glory Days,) you think you are about to get some forthright, crooning, suburban boy-band action. He comes in a package complete with chinos, a patterned shirt, and tall blond hair that looks like the newest New Kid on the Block. But then he sings. And what comes out is not that at all. It is a soulful sound, stratospherically high, that is informed by generations of blues singers. Jesse JP Johnson is no bubble gum pretender. He is the real thing.
by Krista Garver - Jul 15, 2021
ANALOG AND VINYL is the lighthearted, uncomplicated musical we need right now.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
Playwrights Horizons today announced its 2021-22 season. The influential Off-Broadway institution returns to in-person performance after 18 months in which, under new artistic leadership, it has marked its 50th anniversary and reflected deeply on the role the theater should play in the life of its city, its country, and the world.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2021
They will be performing Bowie's legendary album 'Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars' in its entirety, as well as a career spanning retrospective of the Thin White Duke's greatest hits, at Hollywood's newest live event space, The Bourbon Room.
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2021
Get all the scoop on BACHELOR IN PARADISE, airing on ABC on Monday, August 30, 2021!
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2021
Get all the scoop on BACHELOR IN PARADISE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, August 31, 2021!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2021
Dawn Walton OBE directs Francesca Amewudah-Rivers (Ismene), Liz Crowther (Tiresias), Wendy Kweh (Creon), Joseph Payne (Haemon) and Adeola Yemitan in her professional stage debut as Antigone.
by Marianka Swain - Aug 2, 2021
When Darkness Falls is a ghost story. But it’s also a story about stories. The stories we’ve heard and the stories we tell. Sometimes to each other. Sometimes to ourselves.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 12, 2021
Ahead of the premiere, BroadwayWorld had the chance to speak to Heder about how the film came to be, how she ended up casting actors from famed theater Deaf West, and how working on a bilingual set became part of her artistic routine.
by Student Blogger: Anna Demaria - Apr 23, 2021
From the Great White Way to the Silver Screen, these artists have careers that span both the stage and screen. Today we are delving into the Broadway careers of six performers who are nominated for the 2021 Academy Awards.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2021
Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt, directed by Patrick Marber and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, will return to Wyndham's Theatre for a 12-week run from 7 August – 30 October 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2021
Ahead of BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical opening in the Adelphi Theatre from 20 August, the BFI present an online discussion with members of the cast and crew, broadcasting globally, for free, on BFI YouTube at 19:00 on Thursday 29 April.