The Real Thing
Theatre: Ethel Barrymore
Status: Closed
(March 29, 2000 - August 06, 2000 )
  • Preview: March 29, 2000
  • Open: April 17, 2000
  • Close: August 13, 2000
Play - Revival
Running Time: 1hr 30mins

Henry is a playwright not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his 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. When Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can only wonder: is their love the real thing?

For The Record:

The original B’way production of “The Real Thing” opened at the Plymouth on Jan 5, 1984 under the auspices of Emanuel Azenberg, The Shubert Organization, Icarus Productions, Byron Goldman, Ivan Bloch, Roger Berlind & Michael Codron. Mike Nichols directed a cast which included Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Christine Baranski, Peter Gallagher & Cynthia Nixon.
Sidelight: This production originated at the Donmar Warehouse/London and comes to New York directly from a West End engagement at the Albery (1/13 - 3/18/00).

Total Gross: $5,645,810
Average Weekly Gross: $282,291
Total Attendance: 116,022
Average Weekly Attendance: 68%

Staff & Creative Team

Associate Producer:

ACT Productions

General Manager:

101 Productions

Company Manager:

Judith Drasner at 101 Productions

Casting Director:

Jim Carnahan Casting

Advertising Representative:

Serino Coyne

Press Agent:


Production Stage Manager:

Bonnie L Becker


Tom Stoppard


David Leveaux

Settings & Costumes:

Vicki Mortimer


Henry 03/29/2000 - 08/06/2000
Annie 03/29/2000 - 08/06/2000
Max 03/29/2000 - 08/06/2000
Debbie 03/29/2000 - 08/06/2000