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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!