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The Real Thing   

 
Plymouth Theatre , (1/05/1984 - 5/12/1985)
First Preview:Dec 22, 1983 Total Previews:16
Opening Date:Jan 05, 1984   
Closing Date:May 12, 1985 Total Performances:566

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Two years elapse between Acts I and II.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Icarus Productions, Byron Goldman, Ivan Bloch, Roger Berlind and Michael Codron
Originally produced in London by Michael Codron
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Mike Nichols
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Hair Design by Richard Stein; Make-Up Design by J. Roy Helland
General Manager: Jose Véga
Production Supervisor: Martin Herzer; Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.; Production Electrician: Brian Lynch; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jane E. Cooper
Production Propertyman: Jan Marasek
General Press Representative: Bill Evans; Casting: Mary Goldberg and David Rubin; Press Representative: Sandra Manley; Speech Consultant: Kristin Linklater; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Martha Swope
Cast
Glenn Close Annie
Jeremy Irons Henry
Christine Baranski Charlotte
Peter Gallagher Billy
Cynthia Nixon
Performed in "The Real Thing" and "Hurlyburly" at the same time
Debbie
Vyto Ruginis Brodie
Kenneth Welsh Max
Standbys: Edmond Genest (Henry, Max), Leslie Lyles (Annie, Charlotte), Yeardley Smith (Debbie) and Todd Waring (Billy, Brodie)
Tony Award®
winner 1984 Best Play [winner]
Written by Tom Stoppard; Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Icarus Productions, Byron Goldman, Ivan Bloch, Roger Berlind and Michael Codron
winner 1984 Best Actor in Play [winner]
Jeremy Irons
winner 1984 Best Actress in a Play [winner]
Glenn Close
winner 1984 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner]
Christine Baranski
 1984 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Tony Walton
 1984 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Anthea Sylbert
winner 1984 Best Direction of a Play [winner]
Mike Nichols
Drama Desk Award
winner 1984 Outstanding New Play [winner]
Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Icarus Productions, Byron Goldman, Ivan Bloch, Roger Berlind and Michael Codron; Written by Tom Stoppard
 1984 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee]
Jeremy Irons
winner 1984 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [winner]
Christine Baranski
 1984 Outstanding Director of a Play [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols
 1984 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Tharon Musser
 1984 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Tony Walton