Tony Winner Joins "Cosby" Star for Huntington's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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05 Aug 2014

Adriane Lenox
Adriane Lenox
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Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, last seen in Broadway's After Midnight, will join "Cosby Show" star Malcolm-Jamal Warner in the Huntington Theatre Company production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, which will begin performances Sept. 5 in Boston, MA.

David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy) will direct the Huntington production that is adapted by Holler If Ya Hear Me book writer Todd Kreidler from the William Rose screenplay. The new production of the classic play will run through Oct. 5.

Warner is best known for playing Theo Huxtable on "The Cosby Show." He will portray Dr. John Prentice. Lenox (Doubt) will play Mary Prentice, with Lonnie Farmer as John Prentice, Sr., Meredith Forlenza (The Winslow Boy) as Joanna Drayton, Julia Duffy ("Newhart") as Christina Drayton, Will Lyman (All My Sons) as Matt Drayton, Lynda Gravatt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Matilda Binks, Patrick Shea (Child's Play) as Monsignor Ryan and Wendy Rich Stetson (In the Next Room) as Hillary St. George.

According to the Huntington, "This funny and poignant new stage adaptation offers a fresh interpretation of the beloved Academy Award-winning film. Joanna surprises her liberal, white parents when she brings home John, her African-American fiancé, to meet them. Both sets of parents must confront their own unexpected reactions and concerns for their children as their beliefs are put to the test in this warm family comedy."

The production will have scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Paul Tazewell and lighting design by Allen Lee Hughes.



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