We are pleased to announce, in association with Damian Arnold, the Broadway premiere of Marc Camoletti’s classic farce Don’t Dress For Dinner, adapted by Robin Hawdon, directed by John Tillinger. The cast will be announced soon.
Don’t Dress For Dinner will begin previews on March 30, 2012 and open officially on April 26, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. This will be a limited engagement through June 17, 2012.
It is fantastic to have John back at Roundabout. He was a part of our first season on Broadway twenty years ago, and remains a treasured member of the Roundabout family. Marc Camoletti's Don’t Dress for Dinner is the wildly funny sequel to the Broadway hit Boeing-Boeing. Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own… setting the stage for a collision course of hidden identities and outrageous infidelities. The cook is Suzette, the lover is Suzanne, the friend is bewildered, the wife is suspicious, the husband is losing his mind and everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside.
Don’t Dress For Dinner opened in Paris in 1987, under the original title Pajamas Pour Six, and ran for over two years. Robin Hawdon’s adaptation of the original French play premiered in London at the Apollo Theatre in 1991 and ran for six years.
The design team includes John Lee Beatty (Sets), Jess Goldstein (Costumes) & Ken Billington (Lights).
Click here for a Q&A with Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes.
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