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Ewan McGregor books Broadway debut with The Real Thing

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Oct 31, 2013 | 4:04pm EDT

Scottish star Ewan Mcgregor is heading to the Broadway stage to make his debut in a revival of Tom Stoppard drama The Real Thing. The Star Wars actor will lead the cast as unhappily married Henry, a playwright who has an affair with another man's wife, although McGregor's co-stars have yet to be announced. Previews will begin at the American Airlines Theatre in October, 2014, with Sam Gold as director. McGregor is no stranger to the stage - he last performed at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2008 as Iago in a production of Shakespeare's Othello, opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor as the lead character. Gold's version of The Real Thing will be the play's third run on Broadway - Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons portrayed the leads in a 1984 production, while Jennifer Ehle and Stephen Dillane took over the roles for a revival in 2000. All four stars won Tony Awards for their performances. Roger Rees and British star Felicity Kendal, who once romanced Stoppard, originated the roles in London in 1982.

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