Theater Review: Stoppard's The Real Thing From Roundabout Theater

October 17, 2014 9:23 PM

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Theater Review: Stoppard's The Real Thing From Roundabout Theater

Currently in previews at the American Airlines Theater, Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing has all the right elements: an all star cast, a hip set, a great soundtrack featuring 60s pop and operatic favorites, but it lacks one crucial element - an emotional core.

Ewan McGregor plays Henry, a charming yet unhappily married playwright, who casts his wife Charlotte, (Cynthia Nixon), as the star of his newest work. In the opening scene of the play, which we learn is really Henry's play, Max (Josh Hamilton), builds a house of cards that promptly collapse when his...

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