Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of The Man Who Came to Dinner is prepared and ready for guests. The Chicago's company's mounting of the Kaufman and Hart classic opens April 27 at 7 PM.
Longtime Steppenwolf ensemble member and "Fraiser" star John Mahoney returns to the theatre to play Sheridan Whiteside, the snide, temporarily incapacitated man of letters based on (and once played by) drama critic Alexander Woolcott. Other cast members include Robert Breuler as Mr. Stanley, Rick Snyder as Bert Jefferson, and Alan Wilder as the Harpo Marx stand-in, Banjo. Glenne Headly, previously announced to play Lorraine Sheldon, has been replaced by Shannon Cochran.
James Burrows, son of famed stage director-writer-show doctor Abe Burrows, but himself known for his television work ("Frasier," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Cheers"), directs colleague Mahoney in the comedy.
For information, call (312) 335-1650.
-- By Robert Simonson