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Roundabout Roundup: Week of November 7, 2011

Posted on: November 11th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez

 

Don't Dress for Dinner added to the 2011-2012 Season

"Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress for Dinner, featuring the further farcical adventures of Robert and Bernard, from the author's Boeing-Boeing, will get a new Broadway production by Roundabout Theatre Company in spring 2012. John Tillinger, who recently directed the comedy in Chicago, will direct."
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Full Cast Announced for  She Loves Me

"Broadway veteran Steven Pasquale has joined the cast of a one-night only concert reading of the beloved romantic musical She Loves Me, celebrating Roundabout Theatre Company’s 20th anniversary of producing on Broadway.

Pasquale joins a cast that features Tony® winner Jane Krakowski, three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara, Josh Radnor, Tony nominee Michael McGrath, Tony nominee Rory O’Malley and four-time Tony nominee Victor Garber. The performance will take place on December 5 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, directed by Scott Ellis." - Broadway.com

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Sons of the Prophet Playwright Stephen Karam Opens His Opera,  Dark Sisters

"Dark Sisters, the new opera by Sons of the Prophet playwright Stephen Karam and composer Nico Muhly, which explores the world of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, began its world-premiere engagement Nov. 9 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College." - Playbill.com

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‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ added to the 11-12 Season

Posted on: November 8th, 2011 by Roundabout

 

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.

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What about Camoletti’s famous French farce excites you the most? Why does this type of comedy work so well on stage?

Don’t Dress for Dinner is actually a sequel to Boeing- Boeing, which I really loved when it was done on Broadway a few years ago. I think Camoletti was one of the best writers of farce, in France or really anywhere. He had a gift for both the physical play and the verbal play that makes this genre shine, and all of that will be on full display here. Farce itself is such a blast to do, and I think it’s particularly exciting to get to do it while revisiting characters from Boeing-Boeing, including Bernard and Robert, two men who apparently can’t get through a night of romance without a whole lot of chaos. But this farce is more than just slamming doors and costume changes (though we have plenty of those!). It’s got a lot of heart, and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that you actually care a great deal about these characters and will really understand why they go to such ridiculous extremes to protect the relationships they hold dear.  I’m honestly thrilled to bring the further adventures of Bernard and Robert to Broadway, and I can’t wait to share their latest antics.

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