Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein will both make their Broadway debuts in the revival of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. The two will play Brodie and Debbie, respectively. As previously reported, the Sam Gold-helmed production will star Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tony winner Cynthia Nixon and Josh Hamilton. Performances begin on October 2 at the American Airlines Theatre. Opening night is set for October 30. Complete casting will be announced at a later date.
Breaux, who recently graduated from Juilliard, appeared in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing this summer. Weinstein, a recent graduate of Northwestern University, appeared in Wiliamstown Theatre Festival’s Poof!.
The Real Thing tells the story of Henry (McGregor), a successful playwright who is unhappily married to Charlotte (Nixon), the lead actress in his current play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie (Gyllenhaal) threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing.
The Roundabout Theatre Company production will feature set design by David Zinn, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Mark Barton and sound design by Bray Poor.