The Mark Taper Forum will put tickets on sale for Neil Simon's The Dinner Party beginning Oct. 31. Previews for Dinner Party begin Nov. 21, and the show opens officially Dec. 2. It is scheduled to run through Jan. 16.
A comedy set in a chic restaurant in Paris, Dinner Party deals with six guests who are confronted with strange surprises from their past.
Theatre veteran Herrmann has starred in such recent New York productions as John Patrick Shanley's Psychopathia Sexualis and Terrence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea. Conroy was last seen on Broadway in Ring Round the Moon. Other recent work includes The Ride Down Mt. Morgan at the Public Theater and The Little Foxes at Lincoln Center Theater.
Ritter is best known for his television work in such series as "Three's Company" and "Hooperman." Winkler, too, is a well-known television actor, having created the role of the Fonz on "Happy Days." Cox is more of a theatre presence, having appeared frequently on the New York stage in recent years, in such plays as Company, The Waiting Room and The Food Chain. Set designs for Dinner Party are by John Lee Beatty, costumes are by Jane Greenwood, lighting is by Brian MacDevitt, and sound is by Jon Gottlieb. The production stage manager is Mary Michele Miner.
Tickets for Dinner Party can be had by calling (213) 628-2772, or in person at the Ahmanson Theatre's Center Theatre Group box office, or by visiting TaperAhmanson.com. For the deaf community, the information and charge number is (213) 680-4017.