Maggie Gyllenhaal: Broadway Bound

Posted Tuesday February 11, 2014 3:15 PM GMT

Continuing the screen-to-stage trend, Maggie Gyllenhaal has signed on for her very first project on Broadway.

The “Stranger Than Fiction” Oscar nominee will make her debut on the Great White Way in “The Real Thing” opposite Ewan McGregor.

Per the synopsis, “The Real Thing follows playwright Henry, who is unhappily 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 start a new life together, he can't help but wonder whether their love is real or fiction.”

Gyllenhaal and McGregor will begin preview performances on October 2nd at the American Airlines Theatre, with the grand opening slated for October 30th.

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