This Is Why We Love, Love, Love the All-Star Cast of The Realistic Joneses
February 26th, 2014
by Josh Ferri
One of the most star-studded theatrical events of Broadway’s spring season is Will Eno’s new dark comedy The Realistic Joneses. The play about two suburban couples with a shared last name and shared secrets stars Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei. Through the videos and photos below, BroadwayBox reminds you (and ourselves) why the prospect of seeing this cast of celebs live together on stage can make one giddy.
Toni ColletteOn Stage: Broadway audiences haven’t seen Australian star Toni Collette on stage since her stint as blonde bad girl Queenie in The Wild Party. And as this video from Tony Awards will attest, that was one unforgettable debut.
On Screen: On screen, this Oscar nominee has appeared in over 45 feature films, including (most notably) Muriel’s Wedding, The Sixth Sense, Connie and Carla, In Her Shoes, Little Miss Sunshine and The Way, Way Back.
And, of course, many fans know her from her Emmy and Golden Globe-winning star turn as Tara Gregson in TV’s United States of Tara
Michael C. HallOn Stage: Michael C. Hall previously appeared on the Great White Way in the sexy roles of the Emcee in Cabaret and Billy Flynn in Chicago.
On Screen: An Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner, Hall is equally remembered on television as gay funeral director David Fisher on HBO’s drama Six Feet Under.
And serial killer Dexter Morgan on Showtime’s thriller Dexter.
Tracy LettsOn Stage: A celebrated actor and playwright (August: Osage County, Killer Joe, Superior Donuts), Letts made history in 2013 as the first Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to win a Tony Award for Best Actor thanks to his chilling portrayal of George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
On Screen: This season, Letts joined the Emmy-winning drama Homeland as Senator Andrew Lockhart, a character fans loved to hate.
Marisa TomeiOn Stage: Although she’s known as major Hollywood actress, The Realistic Joneses is actually Tomei’s fourth Broadway play. Previous Main Stem appearances include Top Girls, Salome and Wait Until Dark.
On Screen: No intro necessary: Tomei won a well deserved Oscar in 1993 as Mona Lisa Vito in the comedy My Cousin Vinny.
After winning Hollywood highest honor, Tomei went on to memorable featured roles in the films The Wrestler, What Women Want, In the Bedroom, Crazy, Stupid, Love and Slums of Beverly Hills.
So there you have it. Stage and screen royalty, who have proven themselves time and again, coming together to star in Broadway’s The Realistic Joneses. Performances begin at the Lyceum Theatre on March 13; save up to 40% on tickets now.