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The Real Thing

— Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ewan McGregor and Cynthia Nixon star in Tom Stoppard's drama.


The Real Thing tells the story of Henry, a successful playwright who is unhappily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his current play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie 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.

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American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street New York, NY