Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Damian Arnold, has announced casting for the Broadway premiere of Marc Camoletti's classic farce Don't Dress For Dinner, starring Ben Daniels as "Robert," Melora Hardin as "Jacqueline," Adam James as "Bernard" and Jennifer Tilly as "Suzanne" with Spencer Kayden as "Suzette." Don't Dress For Dinner is adapted by Robin Hawdon and directed by John Tillinger.
Don't Dress For Dinner will begin previews on March 30 and open officially on April 26, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. This will be a limited engagement through June 17, 2012.
An additional cast member will be announced shortly. The design team includes John Lee Beatty (Sets), William Ivey Long (Costumes), Ken Billington (Lights), David Van Tieghem (Sound).
Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress for Dinner is the wildly funny sequel to the Broadway hit Boeing-Boeing. Bernard's plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard's wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own... setting the stage for a collision course of hidden identities and outrageous infidelities. The cook is Suzette, the lover is Suzanne, the friend is bewildered, the wife is suspicious, the husband is losing his mind and everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside. Tony Award® nominee John Tillinger directs. Don't Dress For Dinner opened in Paris in 1987, under the original title Pajamas Pour Six, and ran for over two years. Robin Hawdon's adaptation of the original French play premiered in London at the Apollo Theatre in 1991 and ran for six years.
Ben Daniels returns to Roundabout after starring opposite Laura Linney in the 2008 revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Jennifer Tilly returns to Roundabout after the 2001 production of The Women. Ben Daniels is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association.
Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines box office (227 West 42nd Street). Ticket prices range from $67.00-117.00.
Don't Dress for Dinner will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
Ben Daniels (Robert). Roundabout: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nomination, Drama League nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination, Theatre World Award winner). Theatre includes, at the Royal National Theatre: Thérèse Raquin, Iphigenia at Aulis, Three Sisters, All My Sons (Olivier Award, WhatsonStage Award). For the Donmar Warehouse: Luise Miller, The Wild Duck, The God of Hell, Tales From Hollywood. For the Royal Court: Haunted Child Other credits include As You Like It (Lyric, TMA nomination), Martin Yesterday (Royal Exchange, MEN nomination),Naked (Almeida/Playhouse), 900 Oneonta (Old Vic/Ambassadors, Evening Standard Award nomination), Waiting for Godot (Lyric Hammersmith), Cracks (King's Head), Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Greenwich), Never the Sinner (The Playhouse, Olivier nomination), The Tutor (Old Vic). Film includes Jack the Giant Killer, Luna, Doom, Fogbound, Married/Unmarried, Fanny and Elvis, Madeline, I Want You, Beautiful Thing, Passion in the Desert. Television includes "Law and Order UK", "Merlin", "Women in Love," "The Lehman Brothers," "The Passion," "Lark Rise to Candleford," "Who Killed Mrs. De Ropp," "The State Within," "Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen," "MI-5," "Miss Marple," "Conspiracy," "Brittanic," "Real Men," "Ian Fleming: Bondmaker," "Cutting It," "Aristocrats," "Truth or Dare," "Inspector Alleyn Mysteries," "Romeo and Juliet," "The Lost Language of Cranes," "Silent Witness." Ben trained at LAMDA.