Christine Baranski and Nathan Lane, who worked together in the hit film "The Birdcage" (adapted from "La Cage Aux Folles") and Off-Broadway in Lips Together, Teeth Apart, will team again, this time in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of The Man Who Came to Dinner. The show plays at the Selwyn Theatre in June. Production sources confirmed Baranski's link with the show, which was announced six weeks after Nathan Lane was named to play Sheridan Whiteside in the revival of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman comedy.
Jerry Zaks will direct The Man Who Came to Dinner, which is a comic send up of the humorous and often acerbic New York intellectuals and literati comprising the historic Algonquin Round Table group of the '30s. Zaks has his own history with Lane, having helmed the Guys and Dolls revival that starred Lane as Nathan Detroit.
Said to be based on the real-life critic Alexander Woollcott, Lane's character in Dinner is that of a cantankerous house guest convalescing from a broken hip.