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The Real Thing - 2000 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

History:

Revival
Run Type:Unknown
Market:Broadway
Previews: March 29, 2000
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Closing:August 13, 2000

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)

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The Real Thing Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has The Real Thing been nominated 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 KastnerBest Revival of a Play for Miramax Films and Best Revival of a Play for The Donmar Warehouse.

What Tony Awards has The Real Thing won?
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 and Best Revival of a Play for Miramax Films Best Revival of a Play for The Donmar Warehouse.

What other awards has The Real Thing been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Tom Stoppard, Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Leveaux, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Stephen DillanePerformance (Theatre World Awards) for Jennifer Ehle and Designer of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Carl Toms.

What other awards has The Real Thing won?
Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Tom Stoppard Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Leveaux and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Stephen Dillane Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Jennifer Ehle Designer of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Carl Toms.

What awards has The Real Thing been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Tom Stoppard, Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Leveaux, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Stephen DillanePerformance (Theatre World Awards) for Jennifer Ehle and Designer of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Carl Toms.

What awards has The Real Thing won?
Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Tom Stoppard Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Leveaux and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Stephen Dillane Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Jennifer Ehle Designer of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Carl Toms.

What productions of The Real Thing have there been?
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.