The Real Thing 1984

Opened: January 5, 1984
Closing: May 12, 1985

The Real Thing - 1984 - Broadway History , Info & More

Plymouth Theatre
236 W. 45th St. New York, NY 10036

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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.
Best Play , , Best Costume Design for Anthea SylbertBest Direction of a Play for Mike Nichols and Best Scenic Design for Tony Walton.
Best Play, Best Costume Design for Anthea Sylbert, Best Direction of a Play for Mike Nichols, Best Scenic Design for Tony Walton, .
The Real Thing has been nominated for several awards, including Best Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Mike Nichols was nominated for Outstanding Director of a Play at the Drama Desk Awards, while Tharon Musser received a nomination for Outstanding Lighting Design. Tom Stoppard was nominated for Outstanding Play, and Tony Walton was nominated for Outstanding Set Design, both at the Drama Desk Awards. Jeremy Irons received the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards. The show was also nominated for Best Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.
The Real Thing has won several awards, including Best Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Mike Nichols received the Outstanding Director of a Play award at the Drama Desk Awards. Tharon Musser won the Outstanding Lighting Design award, and Tony Walton received the Outstanding Set Design award, both at the Drama Desk Awards. Tom Stoppard's play was also recognized with the Outstanding Play award at the Drama Desk Awards. Jeremy Irons was honored with the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards. Additionally, The Real Thing was named Best Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.