Ewan McGregor to Make Broadway Debut In ‘The Real Thing’
Ewan McGregor is finally headed to Broadway.
The actor will make his debut in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. Previews for the show begin October 2, 2014, at the American Airlines Theatre.
The Real Thing originally premiered in 1982 in London. It won the 1984 Tony Award for Best Play. Sam Gold will serve as director for the new version of the show, which will officially open October 30, 2014, and run through January 4, 2015.
According to Deadline, McGregor will play ‘Henry,’ 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. 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.
The rest of the cast of The Real Thing has not been announced. McGregor is now filming Mortdecai opposite Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Posted on November 5, 2013, in ENTERTAINMENT NEWS and tagged American Airlines Theatre, August Osage County, Ewan McGregor, gwyneth paltrow, Johnny Depp, Roundabout Theatre Company, Sam Gold, Tom Stoppard. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.