Gregg Edelman and Daniel Davis are among the complete cast for the world premiere of A.R. Gurney’s Black Tie at Primary Srages. The comedy will begin performances at 59E59 Theaters on January 25, 2011, and will open on February 8 for a limited engagement through March 20. Mark Lamos, who collaborated with Gurney on Indian Blood and Buffalo Gal at Primary Stages, will direct.
In addition to Edelman (City of Angels, A Tale of Two Cities) as Curtis and Davis (La Cage aux Folles, TV’s The Nanny) as Curtis’ father, the cast will include Ari Brand (Romeo and Juliet) as Teddy, Carolyn McCormick (Equus, The Dinner Party) as Mimi and Elvy Yost as Elsie.
In Black Tie, father of the groom Curtis simply wants to make a memorable toast. But before he is able to raise his glass, he must defend the time-honored ways of his past, including his attire. Cultures clash when a surprise guest is announced, threatening to throw convention out the window. Curtis finds that balancing the standards of his late father and the needs of his future family may prove too messy for a black tie affair.
The creative team includes John Arnone (set), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Stephen Strawsbridge (lights) and John Gromada (sound).