TV's Morgan Fairchild and Broadway's John Davidson go head-to-head in the world premiere comedy High Infidelity, beginning performances at Off-Broadway's Promenade Theatre July 14. Opening night is set for Aug. 3 with a limited run through Sept. 24.
A vet of such series as "Friends," "Falcon Crest" and "Dallas," Fairchild most recently appeared on stage in Crimes of the Heart at Los Angeles' Falcon Theatre. Her last New York role was in the 1981 Playwrights Horizon production of Geniuses.
Davidson is making his Off-Broadway debut, surprising for an actor who has Broadway credits with State Fair, Foxy and Oklahoma! and criss-crossed the country in a variety of tours from The Music Man, Camelot and Carousel to Bully and Ragtime. No TV slouch, he hosted "That's Incredible!," "Hollywood Squares," his self-titled program and "The Entertainers."
In Fidelity, Davidson and Fairchild play a U.S. Senator and his wife, forced into marriage counseling by his party leaders who feel their damaged relationship is going to sink his chances for the presidency. Dooley is the author of Hobo with Ron Holgate, Stewed Prunes with Linda Lavin, Kama Sutra Audition with Tony LoBianco, and the screenplay to "All of Me," which starred Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin.
Also in the cast are Neil Maffin, J.C. Wendall and Daniel Ziszkie. Long Beach Civic Light Opera artistic director Luke Yankee directs. The design team includes Harrison Williams (sets), Carrie Robbins Designage Inc. (costumes), Jack Mehler (lighting) and Cahterine Mardis (sound).
-- By Christine Ehren