Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning play The Real Thing and Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize winner Dinner with Friends will both come to Broadway in the 2013-14 season by way of the Roundabout Theatre Company. No casting, dates or theaters have been announced for the productions at this time.
Director Sam Gold (recently of Picnic) will helm The Real Thing, which follows a playwright named Henry whose unhappy marriage to an unhappy actress is threatened by a not-so-unhappy affair with another woman. Stoppard (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia) earned a Tony Award for Best Play for the original Broadway production in 1984. The Real Thing was revived in 2000 and won three Tonys, including Best Revival of a Play.
The mounting of Dinner with Friends will mark the first time Marguiles' play hits Broadway. Tony nominee Pam MacKinnon (who helmed the 2012 Tony winner Clybourne Park) will direct the celebrated drama. Dinner with Friends tells the story of a married couple’s crumbling romance and the effect it has on the couple that set them up in the first place. The show opened off-Broadway in 1999 and received the Pulitzer the following year.
Both shows will be part of the 2013-14 Roundabout season along with the previously announced Bad Jews, which premiered off-Broadway in 2012 and will return in a new venue this September.
Roundabout's current season includes The Mystery of Edwin Drood (closing March 10), Talley's Folly (opening March 5), The Big Knife (opening April 16) and The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin (opening June 30).