Theater: Stoppard in the Name of Love

The Real Thing brings romantic comedy back to Broadway

Winter may have come to Broadway, but the Fabulous Invalid has a spring in its step. After a sour start, with discouraging box-office receipts and with La Cage aux Folles the sole hit among the new plays and musicals, the season cheered up at the holidays. December brought a British farce, Noises Off, its chaos as finely tuned as a Daimler engine, and Noises Off brought in the pre-Christmas crowds. Then the Christmas-to-New Year's week (traditionally the year's best for ticket sales) recorded a $6,058,815...

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