The Real Thing
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The Real Thing
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The Real Thing NYC Reviews and Tickets

62%
(31 Reviews)
Positive
42%
Mixed
39%
Negative
19%
Members say
Slow, Disappointing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

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851 Reviews | 1007 Followers
67
Dated, Disappointing

See it if You're a fan of the actors playing in it.

Don't see it if You're looking for anything more than star gazing or a mediocre night at the theater.

965 Reviews | 339 Followers
65
Disappointing, Clever, Miscast, Intelligent, Stiff

See it if you so love Stoppard that you'll take a subpar prodn. Both females were weak. Ewan's always a pleasure. Opening scene's clever! No dragging.

Don't see it if you want the full impact of the play. While it held my attn, it felt unnatural. Singing interludes felt forced. I wanted to love this one. Read more

983 Reviews | 229 Followers
60
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if When I saw it in 1982 with Dillane in it was much better directed, better staging and flowed more. This play and story depends on directing.

Don't see it if You don't want to pay attention to a story that keeps revisiting itself. Directing made the show painful to watch.

399 Reviews | 202 Followers
62
Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Confusing, Dated

See it if Funny, and of course the cast was great. Terrific writing, and interesting story.

Don't see it if Why were the actors singing between the scenes? It was very distracting.

225 Reviews | 293 Followers
69
Confusing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you love the actors

Don't see it if you want a better show

197 Reviews | 101 Followers
65
Disappointing, Slow, Cliched

See it if I hesitate to really recommend it. There were parts that worked and the cast I was very excited about. Perhaps to see a Stoppard play.

Don't see it if Too disjointed. I was particularly disappointed by Maggie. Saw the actors trying to save it. The relationships felt as difficult as written.

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173 Reviews | 49 Followers
55
Dated, Confusing, Slow

See it if you enjoy long monologues, want to see big names on stage, or enjoy plays about romantic relationships.

Don't see it if you enjoy face paced plots, want on-stage chemistry, or dislike thin plots.

153 Reviews | 66 Followers
66
Disappointing, Great writing, Slow

See it if You want to see an classic production and you like these actors

Don't see it if Well, it doesn't really gel as a production and the interesting idea of music interludes slows things down and doesn't help engage us

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