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The Realistic Joneses - 2014 - Broadway

Will Eno's new play The Realistic Joneses comes to Broadway starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner; Academy Award and Tony Award-nominee Toni Collette ("Hostages," "United States of Tara," The Sixth Sense, The Wild Party), Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Michael C. Hall ("Dexter," Chicago), Tony Award-winner Tracy Letts (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; August: Osage County; "Homeland"), and Academy Award-winner and Gold Globe-nominee Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny; The Wrestler; Salome). The production is directed by Obie Award-winner Sam Gold, who was recently represented by Fun Home at the Public Theater.

This new American play comes to Broadway after a critically acclaimed run at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012. The Realistic Joneses is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Stacey Mindich, and Susan Gallin/Mary Lu Roffe.

Further details about this production will be announced at a later date.

In The Realistic Joneses, we meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors John and Pony, two suburban couples who have more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. This contemporary comedy explores how our joys and sorrows - and how we choose to face them - can come to define our lives.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
149 W. 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For The Realistic Joneses


The Realistic Joneses: Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
The absurdist intellectual humor of playwright Will Eno is very much an acquired taste, provoking as much discomfort as laughs, and placing him somewhere between Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee. But theatergoers willing to dive into the sea of ellipses in this mordant, melancholy existential sitcom will find the waters bracing...Is The Realistic Joneses an ideal fit for Broadway? Not if the uncomfortable audience behavior at a press performance a few nights prior to opening was any indication. The anxious smattering of applause during scene changes seems a symptom of a crowd unsure how to react but conditioned to believe that star talent demands some noise. While the play is stuffed with droll wordplay and wry comic observations that hit the mark, you can also feel much of its humor and poetry not quite landing - getting lost in the airy space of a large auditorium. A work in which the awkwardness of intimacy is a key theme might seem more at home someplace cozier.

NY Review: THE REALISTIC JONESES - Philadelpia Inquirer
Will Eno, theater's reigning prince of snarky anomie, has two new plays on in New York, one his Broadway debut, The Realistic Joneses, and one off, The Open House. His signature style--established with Thom Pain (based on nothing)--is deadpan wordplay. This off-kilter dialogue is even stranger when it's in the mouths of the starry cast: Marisa Tomei, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts and Michael C. Hall, who all turn in remarkable performances, given that they have to deliver lines that seem to defy all the expectations of coherent stage speech. Sam Gold directs the proceedings with an admirably straight face, although the audience found the play hilarious.


 

The Realistic Joneses Broadway Cast



 

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by Robert Diamond - July 6, 2014
Will Eno's new play The Realistic Joneses played its final performance of the limited run on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 3:00 pm, having played 27 previews and 105 performances for a total of 132 performances. It began performances Thursday, March 13, 2014, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street).
by Nicole Rosky - July 1, 2014
Will Eno's new play The Realistic Joneses will play its final performance of the limited run on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 3:00 pm, having played 27 previews and 105 performances for a total of 132 performances. It began performances Thursday, March 13, 2014, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street).
by Nicole Rosky - May 19, 2014
BroadwayWorld has confirmed that The Realistic Joneses, which opened on April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street), will officially close on July 6, 2014.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 27, 2014
Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Marisa Tomei, who is currently starring on Broadway in The Realistic Jones, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below!
by Nicole Rosky - April 22, 2014
Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Please join us for a career Conversations with Marisa Tomei moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!', on Thursday, April 24th (11:45 am to 1:00 pm).
by Caryn Robbins - April 16, 2014
Actress Marisa Tomei stopped by this morning's TODAY to chat about her new role on Broadway in THE REALISTIC JONESES and being associated with her role in 'My Cousin Vinnie' more than 20 years later.
by Walter McBride - April 12, 2014
The Realistic Joneses open last week, April 6, on Broadway at the Lycuem Theatre. This new American play by Will Eno came to Broadway after a critically-acclaimed run at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012. The cast includes Toni Collete, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 8, 2014
The Realistic Joneses just opened on Sunday night, April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street). The new play stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner; Academy Award and Tony Award-nominee Toni Collette ('Hostages,' 'United States of Tara,' The Sixth Sense, The Wild Party), Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Michael C. Hall ('Dexter,' Chicago, 'Six Feet Under'), Tony Award-winner Tracy Letts(Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; August: Osage County; 'Homeland'), and Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny; The Wrestler; Salome). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 7, 2014
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full company at the opening night after party. Below, Hall chats about the joys of working with Will Eno; Letts reveals why he is relieved that the big night is over; Tomei talks about what she's learned from her costars; Collette raves about director Sam Gold, and more!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 7, 2014
The stars gathered at the Lyceum Theatre last night to celebrate opening night of The Realistic Joneses. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the night's biggest guests before the curtain went up, and below, you can check out interviews with Eric Bogosian, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Leslie Uggams, Joan Rivers and more!
by Walter McBride - April 7, 2014
What do you really know about your neighbors? Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei invite you to find out.The Realistic Joneses just opened last night, Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and below, you can check out photos from inside the after party!
by Jennifer Broski - April 7, 2014
The stars gathered at the Lyceum Theatre last night to celebrate opening night of The Realistic Joneses. The new play stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner; Academy Award and Tony Award-nominee Toni Collette ('Hostages,' 'United States of Tara,' The Sixth Sense, The Wild Party), Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Michael C. Hall ('Dexter,' Chicago, 'Six Feet Under'), Tony Award-winner Tracy Letts(Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; August: Osage County; 'Homeland'), and Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nomineeMarisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny; The Wrestler; Salome). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you full photo coverage from the star-studded theatre arrivals!
by Walter McBride - April 7, 2014
BroadwayWorld was there for all of last night's festivities and below you can check out photo coverage from the opening night curtain call!
by Michael Dale - April 7, 2014
The divisive playwright's most accessible piece comes off as a Neil Simon attempt at absurdism.
by Review Roundups - April 6, 2014
The Realistic Joneses opens tonight, April 6, on Broadway at the Lycuem Theatre (149 W 45th Street). This new American play comes to Broadway after a critically-acclaimed run at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012.
by Nicole Rosky - April 1, 2014
The Realistic Joneses is currently in previews, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street). The new play stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner; Academy Award and Tony Award-nominee Toni Collette ('Hostages,' 'United States of Tara,' The Sixth Sense, The Wild Party), Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Michael C. Hall ('Dexter,' Chicago, 'Six Feet Under'), Tony Award-winner Tracy Letts(Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; August: Osage County; 'Homeland'), and Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny; The Wrestler; Salome). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!
by Caryn Robbins - March 25, 2014
Michael C. Hall stopped by this morning's TODAY and shared that he is happy to leave the death-centered plots of his TV drama 'Dexter' behind him and focus on his new role in the Broadway production of 'The Realistic Joneses.'
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2014
The Realistic Joneses wants to meet the Joneses! If your last name is Jones, enter to win two tickets to the Opening Night of The Realistic Joneses on Broadway plus two passes to the exclusive after party. The prize package will also include roundtrip ground transportation provided by Uber. Visit http://therealisticjoneses.com/sweepstakes for more information and to enter.