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Nathan Lane, Jean Smart, and Harriet Harris Return to The Man Who Came to Dinner

The cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's 2000 revival reunited for a one-night-only benefit.

Nathan Lane (center) takes a bow alongside the cast of The Man Who Came to Dinner.
(© Allison Stock)

The stars of Roundabout Theatre Company's 2000 revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's The Man Who Came to Dinner reunited on December 7 for a one-night-only reading of the play at Studio 54. Scott Ellis directed.

The cast was led by Nathan Lane, Jean Smart, and Harriet Harris, who reprised the performances they originated 15 years ago as Sheridan Whiteside, Lorraine Sheldon, and Maggie Cutler, respectively. They were be joined by fellow revival cast members 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), and Zach Shaffer (Richard Stanley).

New to the company were Austin Durant (Expressman, Technician, Police Officer), Peter Kim (Sandy), Mark Linn-Baker (Dr. Bradley), Ned Noyes (Michaelson, Westcott, Expressman), Harrison Unger (Stage Directions), Lee Wilkof (Banjo), Mary Louise Wilson (Harriet Stanley), and Richard Poe (Mr. Stanley).

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Set during Christmastime in the 1930s, The Man Who Came to Dinner follows what happens when cantankerous radio personality Sheridan Whiteside falls on the doorstep of a wealthy factory owner and must recover at the man's house, terrorizing his family. Roundabout's 2000 revival of the comedy was directed by Jerry Zaks and served as the inaugural production at the American Airlines Theatre. It was nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and subsequently broadcast on PBS and released on DVD.

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