NewsPics! Nathan Lane Headlines Starry Benefit Reading of The Man Who Came to DinnerA one-night-only staged reading of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's The Man Who Came to Dinner, starring Tony winner Nathan Lane, was presented Dec. 7 at Studio 54.
December 08, 2015
Nathan Lane Headlines Starry Benefit Reading of The Man Who Came to Dinner!
Directed by Scott Ellis, the 7 PM event serves as a benefit for Roundabout Theatre Company. Lane and Jean Smart starred in a Broadway revival of the classic comedy for Roundabout in 2000. The acclaimed production was broadcast on PBS and later released on DVD.
The cast is headed by Tony winner Lane (Sheridan Whiteside), Emmy winner Smart (Lorraine Sheldon) and Tony winner Harriet Harris (Maggie Cutler) with Stephen DeRosa (Professor Metz), Byron Jennings (Beverly Carlton), Linda Stephens (Mrs. Stanley), Hank Stratton (Bert Jefferson), Mary Catherine Wright (Miss Preen), Julie Boyd (Sarah), Kit Flanagan (Mrs. Dexter), Mary Catherine Garrison (June Stanley), Julie Halston (Mrs. McCutcheon), Jeffrey Hayenga (John), Zach Shaffer (Richard Stanley), Austin Durant (Expressman, Technician, Police Officer), Peter Kim (Sandy), Mark Linn-Baker (Dr. Bradley), Ned Noyes (Michaelson/Westcott/Expressman), Richard Poe (Mr. Stanley), Harrison Unger (Stage Directions), Lee Wilkof (Banjo) and Mary Louise Wilson (Harriet Stanley). "Set during Christmas in the 1930s, The Man Who Came to Dinner deals with famous radio personality Sheridan Whiteside who is invited to dinner at the home of a rich factory owner. Before Whiteside enters the house, he falls and hurts his hip and ends up staying at the home to recover and consequently terrorizes the lives of the rich factory owner and his family."