The Real Thing

Drama - Original

Plymouth Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 22, 1983
  • Opening Date: January 5, 1984
  • Closing Date: May 12, 1985
  • Previews: 16
  • Performances: 566

Playwright: Tom Stoppard

Synopsis

Playwright Henry and actress Annie fall in love while cheating on their spouses, then marry and cheat on each other, unable to let his intense intellect and her intense emotions keep them from appreciating their love.

 

Opening Night Production Credits

Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard Writer
Mike Nichols Mike Nichols Director
Tony Walton Tony Walton Scenic Design
  Anthea Sylbert Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Otts Munderloh Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1983 - 1984

 
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Most Promising Male Performer Peter Gallagher Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Outstanding Actor in a Play Jeremy Irons Nominee
1984 Outstanding Director of a Play Mike Nichols Nominee
1984 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Christine Baranski Winner
1984 Outstanding Lighting Design Tharon Musser Nominee
1984 Outstanding New Play   Winner
1984 Outstanding Set Design Tony Walton Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Best Play Tom Stoppard Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Actor in a Play Jeremy Irons Winner
1984 Actress in a Play Glenn Close Winner
1984 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Anthea Sylbert Nominee
1984 Direction of a Play Mike Nichols Winner
1984 Featured Actress in a Play Christine Baranski Winner
1984 Play Tom Stoppard Winner
1984 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Tony Walton Nominee
 
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