The Real Thing 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.

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Ethel Barrymore Theatre

(New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.
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by Sally Henry - Sep 7, 2019
Next week, Atlanta audiences get to witness a superstar take the stage with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
On September 13, Hailey Whitters will release The Days, the first half of her highly anticipated full-length album The Dream that will be released next year. The six song collection will feature three previously released tracks, including 'The Days' and 'Ten Year Town,' and three new songs. Starting tomorrow, Whitters will hit the road supporting Maren Morris on her GIRL: THE WORLD TOUR which will make stops in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and more. Find a full list of tour dates below, including a run with Brent Cobb.
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2019
Tom Stoppard's genre-bending comedy, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead comes to the Huntington Theatre Company helmed by Norma Jean Calderwood Artistic Director Peter DuBois. Performances began September 20 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue, Boston) and will run through October 20. Tickets are now on sale to the general public.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Italian Classical Crossover Tenor Jonathan Cilia Faro's debut U.S. concert will be held on October 14th at Masonic Temple in New York. The concert will be the first time in the Masonic Temple's history that it will be open to the general public for an artist to perform with a band. The Music Director will be Bill Heller with Dave Anderson, bass, Russ DeSalvo, guitar; John Arrucci, percussion and special guest singer, Jonathan Heller.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Main Street Theater (MST) has extended its 44th Season opening production, Tom Stoppard's newest play, The Hard Problem, through October 13. MST and Executive Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden have long been the go-to source for Stoppard's plays for Houston, for Texas, and even the nation (MST's production of The Coast of Utopia trilogy drew audiences from across the U.S.). It's fitting, then, that MST would produce the Regional Premiere of Stoppard's latest work. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Tom Stoppard's genre-bending comedy, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead comes to the Huntington Theatre Company .
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel will return to the Café Carlyle for her seventh engagement, October 1-5. Reviewing a previous residency at the legendary cabaret, The New York Times called Joel, daughter of music legend Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley, a?oea singer following her own heart.a?? Joel, who recently exuded characteristic warmth, humor, and musicality in the 2018 documentary Always at the Carlyle, will sing a mix of original songs, Broadway numbers anda?"alwaysa?"a tune from her dad and one from Ray Charles. a?oePeople don't know this, but my middle name is after my dad's favorite singer, Ray Charles, so I always pay homage,a?? she explains.
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
John Calvin Abney is set to return with his self-produced LP Safe Passage on Tulsa's Black Mesa Records next Friday, September 27. Originally announced via Wide Open Country with a premiere of lead single 'Turn Again,' Safe Passage follows 2018's Coyote, which Rolling Stone Country called “dreamy folk with a good balance of sadness and sunshine.” For the new record, Abney tapped an impressive set of musicians for his studio band: fellow Tulsa Americana artist John Moreland, Shonna Tucker (John Paul White, Drive-by Truckers), Will Johnson (Centro-matic, Monsters of Folk), violinist/vocalist Megan Palmer, David Leach (John Fullbright, Jason Eady), and drummer Bryan McGrath. Together they bring to life songs that tend to look for light in the face of tragedy, worry, or self-imposed struggle. Songs such as album opener, 'I Just Want To Feel Good,' which premiered at The Bluegrass Situation this week. Abney offered, 'This song was written in a short 20-minute nova of inspiration. I had a nagging cold while up at altitude, staying in a cabin by myself in Colorado, and dodging my troubles through travel and wine. I grew tired of being a people pleaser in order to dodge conflict (the real superficial kind) and was chasing the shadow of happiness in the wake of the real thing.'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Arcola Theatre in association with DOT Theatre today announce the full company for the London première of multi-award-winning writer Zinnie Harris' Meet Me at Dawn. Murat Daltaban directs Jessica Hardwick (Helen) and Marianne Oldham (Robyn). Meet Me at Dawn, which draws on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice in this gripping tale of devotion and loss, opens on 16 October, with previews from 9 October and runs until 9 November.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
The Ellen Theatre presents ERIC FUNK - WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS. Featuring world-class composer Eric Funk, over 40 regional musicians perform some of The Beatles' greatest hits, including  a?oeHey, Judea??, a?oeLet it Bea??, a?oeNorwegian Wooda??, and many more. In celebration of The Ellen's 100th anniversary, all of the musicians are donating their time and talents for this fundraiser, with 100% of ticket sales going to the theatre. Eric Funk - With a Little Help from My Friends takes place Saturday, October 5 at 3 PM. Tickets are $44.50 for adults, and $37.50 for MSU students.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2019
Slave Play, the acclaimed new work by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, is on its way to making its Broadway debut.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
The State Theatre continues its music series, Stage on Stage, where the bands and fans share the stage. The series returns on Friday, October 4th with Dave Goddess Group along with Cunningham & Associates. The State Theatre main stage will be transformed into a a?oecluba?? atmosphere, with the band and the audience both on stage. Cash bar will also be available on stage.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Stories of hope, honor, and resilience are among the films to be honored at the upcoming GI Film Festival San Diego Awards Celebration. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) has announced the third annual PAC the House Series featuring concerts by popular artists including Valerie Simpson, Donnie McClurkin, Gregorio Uribe, James Maddock, and Bria Skonberg. Ticket prices range from $40.00 to $60.00 with special series pricing available.
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Four-time Emmy nominee Michael Kelly ('House of Cards') will play Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and multiple Tony Award-winning actress Jennifer Ehle will play Patrice Comey in a new four-hour CBS Studios event miniseries based on former FBI Director James Comey's New York Times #1 bestselling book, A Higher Loyalty. As previously announced, multiple Emmy winner Jeff Daniels stars as Comey, and Emmy winner Brendan Gleeson will portray President Donald Trump.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2019
A new adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper opened this weekend at IRT theater in Greenwich Village. The multimedia staging will run until Oct 13th.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Today singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel extends her seventh sold out Café Carlyle engagement with two encore performances, October 8 & 9. Reviewing a previous residency at the legendary cabaret, The New York Times called Joel, daughter of music legend Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley, a?oea singer following her own heart.a??
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
In a sequel to the worldwide fan and critically acclaimed A GENESIS EXTRAVAGANZAa??The Musical Box returns with EXTRAVAGANZA VOLUME 2a?? even more live visual signature stunts, outlandish costumes and museum-worthy vintage instruments.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
30 Years after Tina Turner's now iconic rendition of (Simply) The Best was first released, top tribute act Totally Tina is joining the celebrations with a welcome return visit to the Belgrade Theatre on Wednesday 6 November.
by Lianna Albrizio - Oct 1, 2019
Valerie Simpson, who co-wrote hit songs for Whitney Houston and Ray Charles, performed a packed house with guitarist Felicia Collins at the Hackensack Performing Arts's PAC the House series on September 28.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for the highly anticipated 35th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which continues through Sunday, July 28.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Famed LA-punk band T.S.O.L. has dropped a new single. Entitled “Is This A Wonderful World?” the track serves as their take on the Louis Armstrong classic “What A Wonderful World” complete with string section and amended lyrics. A video (directed by Trevor Ward) premiered on Alternative Press who said 'The new TSOL single and its unconventional release are either the least punk thing the band have done in their 41-year history—or maybe the most.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Today, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter Hailey Whitters released the official video for her single 'The Days,' which will appear on her forthcoming album The Dream to be released in later this year. Billboard called the video '...a stirring reflection on the importance of making every day count.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Corkscrew Theater Festival's third annual summer season continues with the world premiere of Sam Silbiger's Six Years Old. Directed by Helen Handelman and running July 13-28, Six Years Old centers on a precocious child's frustrations with being treated as a girl and her journey of self-discovery, aided by her babysitter Kim, to become the person she longs to be: Han Solo.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The summer sunshine has finally arrived, and excitement is heating up as Hale Barns Carnival 2019 fast approaches.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of The Great Wave written by Francis Turnly and directed by Mark Wing-Davey.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Celebrity blogger, columnist, and media personality Perez Hilton has shown his support this week for the upcoming Hale Barns Carnival.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Following two sold-out seasons at the London Coliseum, the internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is set to perform at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this autumn, with their full-length classic production of Swan Lake. Last year's run in London was such a success that extra performances were added due to unprecedented demand. The 2019 season is strictly limited and takes place between Tuesday 22nd a?" Saturday 26th October, with an extra matinee performance having just been added on Wednesday 23rd October following huge demand for tickets.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Organisers of the annual Hale Barns Carnival, which returned in tremendous form over the weekend, say it was attended by a record number of visitors for 2019, raising over £100,000 for the local community.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Organizers of the 2019 GI Film Festival San Diego announce this year's lineup which promises to fulfill the expectations of film lovers -- a schedule of features, shorts, documentaries and narratives which portray the untold and underrepresented stories of America's military through film.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Jennifer Ehle, the veteran star of four Tom Stoppard playsa?"including her Tony-winning turn in his classic The Real Thinga?"will star alongside soprano Renee Fleming, as the narrator in Stoppard's latest work,
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Matthew Ethan Davis, who kept them laughing a month ago with Sleep At Your Own Risk, now scares us with Faster Than Shadows, directed by Ivette Dumeng and featuring Meghan E. Jones, Alfredo Diaz and Bryan James Hamilton; with lighting by Gilbert Pearto and sound by Bryan James Hamilton.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
This Autumn 2019, the acclaimed band The Goldhawks will head out on a major UK theatre tour performing TOMMY - The Album - LIVE, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic ground-breaking rock opera album from The Who, TOMMY. 
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Disney's 'The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Belinda Davids flew to the UK from her home in South Africa this week to accept one of the highest honours from the music industry.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
All the innuendo, misunderstandings, mistaken identity and farce of the popular TV comedy series Are You Being Served? are being brought to stage in all their original glory at Stirling Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
As the summer holidays come to a close, the party is just beginning at the Belgrade Theatre, with another great live music line-up kicking off the Autumn 2019 Season.
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Variety reports that Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons will star in upcoming romantic comedy “Love, Weddings and Other Disasters.' Dennis Dugan wrote the script and will direct the independent film. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Multi-platinum recording artist, Vanessa Williams brings her music to the Fred Kavli Theatre, Friday, October 11 at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel will return to the Café Carlyle for her seventh engagement, October 1-5. Reviewing a previous residency at the legendary cabaret, The New York Times called Joel, daughter of music legend Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley, a?oea singer following her own heart.a??
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
A playful reflection on fame, desire and loneliness from Noël Coward is ready to serve up the laughs at the Old Mill Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Tom Stoppard's genre-bending comedy, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead comes to the Huntington Theatre Company helmed by Norma Jean Calderwood Artistic Director Peter DuBois. Performances begin September 20 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue, Boston) and will run through October 20. Tickets are now on sale to the general public.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Tom Stoppard's modern classic The Real Thing opens this September at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, directed by Simon Phillips.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater closes its 2019 summer season with Macbeth by William Shakespeare and directed by Victor Malana Maog playing September 18 through October 13, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Actress Vivian Nesbitt will perform her award winning solo play 'The Bark and The Tree' for The Best of the Fest Encore celebrating United Solo Festival's 10th Anniversary on Friday September 20th starting 7:30PM at Theatre Row Studio Theatre. 'The Bark & The Tree' received Best Documentary Play and Best Lighting Design for its New York premiere at United Solo in 2013. Lee Kitts directs Vivian's alternately humorous and profound journey during the play.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Showtime Australia's acclaimed tribute concert The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids (GLOA*), is making its second visit to the United States this fall, following rave reviews of its debut tour last year. The Greatest Love of All makes its one-night-only appearance at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 28, at 8 p.m.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2019
Today's top stories: a concert production of Oswald is being performed at The Green Room 42 tonight, starring Reeve Carney, Amy Spanger, and more!
by Don Grigware - Aug 16, 2019
Director/actress Linda Alznauer directed Trapped at Tea Time at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival and Arthur Miller's All My Sons at Upstairs-at-the-Group-Rep (2018). Also Upstairs at the Group Rep, she directed and appeared in And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little by Paul Zindel (2017) and Another Antigone by A.R. Gurney (2016). Other LA credits include Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing at Two Roads Theater in Studio City (2014) and Visiting Oliver at JET Studios in NoHo (2014). NY credits include Blind Date at Open Pulse One Act Festival on Theater Row. Linda is a graduate of the USC Film School. She has recently opened Otherwise Engaged at Upstairs at the Group Rep.