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Meet the stars of Broadway's 'The Realistic Joneses' -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK


Michael C. Hall. Toni Collette. Marisa Tomei. Tracy Letts. All in the same Broadway play. Say it with me now, loud and proud: MUST-SEE. Right?

In what’s sure to be the ensemble of the season, with enough entertainment awards between its cast members to fill Radio City Music Hall, the quartet tackle a new relationship comedy about two pairs of neighbors who have more in common than initially thought, in the long-awaited Main Stem debut for much-admired playwright Will Eno.

EW has an exclusive look at the press event for the cast and creators, all of whom are excited to be tackling Broadway again after considerable hiatuses. (The sole exception is Letts, who rightfully claimed last year’s Best Actor in a Play Tony for his unforgettable take on George in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). The play arrives off of excellent reviews from the 2012 Yale Repertory Theatre production (only Letts is a holdover from that cast, which also starred Parker Posey), and director Sam Gold (Seminar) is fast becoming one of the envied go-to directors of stellar ensemble plays, with The Real Thing starring Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal next up on his docket this fall.

Click on the video below to hear more from the company of The Realistic Joneses, which will begin previews at the Lyceum Theatre on March 13 with an opening night of April 6. You can find the show’s official website here. READ FULL STORY

Maggie Gyllenhaal to join Ewan McGregor in 'The Real Thing' on Broadway this fall

Despite appearances in a handful of Off Broadway shows over the past five years, Maggie Gyllenhaal has never appeared on Broadway — that is, until this upcoming fall season, when she will play the coveted role of Annie in Tom Stoppard’s award-winning play The Real Thing opposite the previously announced Ewan McGregor as Henry.

The play concerns a struggling playwright (McGregor) who embarks on an affair with the luminous Annie (Gyllenhaal) and both parties, already married, end up questioning the consequences of their actions and whether Henry’s play, already about divorce, is informing their actual lives. The play was last seen on Broadway in 2000 in a critically acclaimed revival that won Tonys for its leading actors Stephen Dillane (John Adams) and Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), a feat also accomplished by the two leads of the original 1984 production, Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close.

The Real Thing is set to play Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre beginning Oct. 2, with an opening night scheduled for Oct. 30. The run will conclude on Jan. 4, 2015. For tickets and additional information on this and other Roundabout productions, please visit the theater’s official website.

Ewan McGregor to make Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's 'The Real Thing' in 2014

Well, at least you know what you might be doing next Halloween. Movie star, erstwhile Jedi, and generally hunky Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is set to make his Broadway debut next year in a new production of Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning play The Real Thing.

McGregor will play Henry, a not-so-happily married playwright whose real-life romantic woes mirror his play — about a marriage teetering on collapse — which happens to star his actress wife. This is the second Broadway revival of Stoppard’s 1984 play, which won Tony Awards for its stars Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, and Christine Baranski.

The Roundabout Theatre Company mounting (helmed by red-hot rising director Sam Gold, the great mind behind the Public Theater’s acclaimed Fun Home) will hit the American Airlines Theatre for a limited engagement next October. Previews begin on Oct. 2, 2014, with opening night on Oct. 30 and a scheduled end date on Jan. 4, 2015.

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