The world premiere of A.R. Gurney's comedy Black Tie, with Gregg Edelman, Daniel Davis and Carolyn McCormick, opened Feb. 8 at 59E59 Theaters. In a special curtain call announcement, the date was proclaimed "A.R. Gurney Day" by the city of Buffalo, Gurney's hometown.
Here's how Primary Stages bills the comedy: "Father of the groom, Curtis, simply wants to make a memorable toast. But before he is able to raise his glass, he must defend the time-honored ways of his past, including his attire. Cultures clash when a surprise guest is announced, threatening to throw convention out the window. Curtis finds that balancing the standards of his late father and the needs of his future family may prove too messy for a black tie affair."
Here is a look at the cast and guests on opening night:
Gregg Edelman, Daniel Davis, Carolyn McCormick Open Black Tie; Buffalo Proclaims Feb. 8 "A.R. Gurney Day"
Mark Lamos, who staged the premieres of Gurney's Indian Blood and Buffalo Gal, helms the Primary Stages production, which will run through March 20.