New in 2012 Roundabout presents the Broadway premiere of Marc Camoletti's French bedroom comedy, a sequel to his hilarious Tony-winning farce "Boeing-Boeing." Closes June 17th.
The Broadway production of Don't Dress For Dinner closed June 17, 2012. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
According to the theatre, "Don't Dress for Dinner" is a "wildly funny comedy about a husband, a wife, a lover, a mistress and a cook thrown together in the same house for one riotous weekend."
Marc Camoletti wrote "Boeing-Boeing" (about a bachelor who tries to juggle romances with three stewardesses) in 1960 and its sequel, "Don't Dress for Dinner" (originally "Pyjamas Pour Six" but re-titled for English-speaking audiences), in 1962. Both premiered in Paris and had long, successful London runs in the 60s.
"Boeing-Boeing" had a Broadway run in the 60s as well as a 2009 revival that won a Tony Award, but "Don't Dress for Dinner" never made it to NYC. Accordingly, this production marks both the 50th Anniversary for "Pyjamas Pour Six" and the Broadway premiere for "Don't Dress for Dinner."
Director John Tillinger and members of the producing team discuss the play:
What's the Roundabout? One of the great nonprofit dreadnoughts of the New York theater scene, the Roundabout has three Broadway venues and an Off-Broadway stage in midtown. Prominent artists are usually engaged, significant work is usually done, and even at the smallest of the theaters, the work has the uniform quality that one would expect from such a large and prominent shop. More here.