The solo show stars original Off-Broadway headliner Julie White under the direction of John Benjamin Hickey — who made his directorial debut with the work in New York. The Boston staging is set to open Jan. 7 at the Boston University Theatre for a run through Feb. 1. In a play penned for her, White stars as restaurant manager and shoe connoisseur Haley Walker who has recently rejoined the dating scene. As she prepares for yet another evening out, the character relates experiences with her gentlemen callers.
White appeared in the 1986 Huntington staging of On the Verge. The actress who has also been seen in Rebeck's Spike Heels and The Family of Mann guest starred on HBO's "Six Feet Under" in the recurring role of funeral diva Mitzi Dalton Huntley. Other stage credits include The Heidi Chronicles, Dinner With Friends and Barbra's Wedding.
The design team for Bad Dates features Derek McLane (set), Mattie Ullrich (costumes), Frances Aronson (lighting), and Bruce Ellman (sound).
Bad Dates replaced the slot left vacated by the shifted production of Butley starring Nathan Lane when the previously announced world premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's The Paris Letter was postponed due to "artist's scheduling difficulties."
For tickets to Bad Dates, call the Huntington Box Office (617) 266-0800 or visit them online at www.huntingtontheatre.org.