3:16 PM CST, November 8, 2011
The Chicago production of "Don't Dress for Dinner" is headed to Broadway this spring. The Marc Camoletti farce will be seen in a co-production between the Roundabout Theatre and the Chicago-based producer Damien Arnold. Opening night is slated for April 26.
The official announcement in New York downplays the Chicago history of the production (and the commercial producer). In an interview attached to the announcement, the Roundabout's artistic director Todd Haimes is quoted as saying, "especially with a farce, where the physical production and the physicality of the performers are so important, this Broadway production is going to have a feel that is all its own."
Casting has yet to be announced. Nonetheless, Arnold said that this will, in essence, be the same production that played the Royal George Theatre in 2008. As in Chicago, John Tillinger will direct.
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