Nathan Lane Will Return to Broadway for One-Night-Only Man Who Came to Dinner Reading | Playbill

News Nathan Lane Will Return to Broadway for One-Night-Only Man Who Came to Dinner Reading Tony Award winner Nathan Lane will be joined by Emmy winner Jean Smart and fellow Tony winner Harriet Harris for a one-night-only staged reading of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's The Man Who Came to Dinner Dec. 7 at Studio 54.

Nathan Lane in the 2000 Broadway revival

Directed by Scott Ellis, the 7 PM event will serve as a benefit for Roundabout Theatre Company. Lane and Smart starred in a Broadway revival of the classic comedy for Roundabout in 2000. The acclaimed production was broadcast on PBS and later released on DVD.

In addition to Lane (Sheridan Whiteside), Smart (Lorraine Sheldon) and Harris (Maggie Cutler), the cast will include 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).

Additional casting will be announced.

"Set during Christmas in the 1930s, The Man Who Came to Dinner deals with famous radio personality Sheridan Whiteside who is invited to dinner at the home of a rich factory owner. Before Whiteside enters the house, he falls and hurts his hip and ends up staying at the home to recover and consequently terrorizes the lives of the rich factory owner and his family."

Select orchestra and mezzanine tickets ($100 - $250) are available to the general public by calling Roundabout Audience Services at (212) 719-1300 or online at

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