Broadway farce sets cast
Melora Hardin, Jennifer Tilly and Brit thesps Ben Daniels and Adam James are on tap to star in “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” the Roundabout Theater Company’s upcoming Broadway staging of the Marco Camoletti spouse-swapping farce.
Daniels, who returns to Roundabout after starring in the theater’s Rialto production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” will play the same character portrayed by Mark Rylance in the 2008 revival of “Boeing-Boeing,” another Camoletti farce to which “Don’t Dress” is a sequel. James (“The Pride”) takes on Bernard, the character played by Bradley Whitford in “Boeing.”
Hardin (“The Office”) plays Bernard’s wife while Tilly, who was in the cast of the Roundabout’s 2001 production of “The Women,” is on board as his mistress. Spencer Kayden (“Urine-town”) plays the cook.
John Tillinger helms the show with a script adapted from the original French by Robin Hawdon. Play preemed in Paris in 1987 and went on to a London run, but has never played Broadway.
The Roundabout’s production lands in Gotham following the profile boost given to “Boeing-Boeing” after the 2008 staging, which picked up a Tony for play revival as well as a thesping trophy for Rylance.
“Don’t Dress” begins previews March 30 ahead of an April 26 opening at the Roundabout’s American Airlines Theater.