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Roundabout's 2013-2014 Broadway Season to Include Revivals of Dinner with Friends and The Real Thing

Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon and Obie Award winner Sam Gold will direct the acclaimed plays. logo

Sam Gold
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Roundabout Theatre Company's 2013-2014 Broadway season will include revivals of Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Dinner with Friends and Tom Stoppard's Tony Award winner The Real Thing, the organization has announced. These productions join the previously announced off-Broadway staging of Daniel Harmon's acclaimed dark comedy, Bad Jews. Additional titles for Roundabout's season, as well as casting, dates, and venues, will be announced in the future.

Obie Award winner Sam Gold, who recently directed Roundabout's Broadway revival of William Inge's Picnic, will helm The Real Thing, which originally premiered on the Great White Way in 1984. In Stoppard's witty and seductive drama, life starts to imitate art as a playwright's not-so-happy marriage to the lead actress of his new play (which is about a not-so-happy marriage) begins to collapse when he begins an affair with a family friend, who promptly leaves her husband. But is their love the real thing?

Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) will stage the Broadway premiere of Dinner with Friends, which originally debuted off-Broadway in 1999. In Margulies' Pulitzer Prize winner, a couple is forced to reevaluate their relationship when their married best friends – whom they set up – announce their impending divorce.

Roundabout Theatre Company's current season includes the upcoming Broadway production of Clifford Odets' The Big Knife, as well as Lanford Wilson's Talley's Folly and Steven Levenson's The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin off-Broadway. The season also featured Broadway revivals of Picnic and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, along with the off-Broadway premiere of If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet.