Report: Lane Will Be Prickly Guest in Man Who Came to Dinner in 2000; Zaks Directs

News   Report: Lane Will Be Prickly Guest in Man Who Came to Dinner in 2000; Zaks Directs The New York Times reported Dec. 24 that Nathan Lane will play the prickly New Yorker Sheridan Whiteside in the Roundabout Theater Company's June 2000 revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's The Man Who Came to Dinner, at the Selwyn Theater.

The New York Times reported Dec. 24 that Nathan Lane will play the prickly New Yorker Sheridan Whiteside in the Roundabout Theater Company's June 2000 revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's The Man Who Came to Dinner, at the Selwyn Theater. Jerry Zaks, who helmed the lauded Guys and Dolls revival that starred Lane as Nathan Detroit, will stage the 1939 comedy about a famous -- and famously cranky -- critic who causes misery in a provincial household, where he is forced to convalesce after breaking his hip. The character of Sheridan Whiteside was said to be modeled after critic Alexander Woollcott, and was originated by Monty Woolley.

A recent high-profile revival several seasons ago in Chicago starred John Mahoney ("Frasier," The House of Blue Leaves) at Steppenwolf Theatre.