Tony winner Cady Huffman has signed on to play Lorraine Sheldon in an off-Broadway revival of Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman’s The Man Who Came to Dinner, starring Jim Brochu as title character Sheridan Whiteside. Presented by the Peccadillo Theater Company, the play will begin performances on November 25 at Theatre at St. Clement’s and open on December 4, running through December 18. Dan Wackerman will direct.
The 28-member cast also includes Joseph R. Sicari (Banjo), Amy Landon (Maggie Cutler), Ira Denmark (Mr. Stanley), Scott Evans (Richard Stanley), Thursday Farrar (Sarah), Kevin Fugaro (Sandy), Jenna Gavigan (June Stanley), Kristin Griffith (Harriet Stanley), Susan Jeffries (Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley), Kristine Nevins (Miss Preen), John Seidman (Professor Metz), Carolyn Seiff (Mrs. McCutcheon), Jay Stratton (Bert Jefferson), Tony Triano (Dr. Bradley), Reggie Whitehead (John) and John Windsor-Cunningham (Beverly Carlton).
The Man Who Came to Dinner centers on celebrated critic and radio personality Sheridan Whiteside, who slips on an icy doorstep while on a December lecture tour. Confined for several weeks at the midwestern home of the utterly conventional Mr. and Mrs. Stanley, he proceeds to turn the family’s life inside out with his incessant demands, long-distance phone calls and parade of eccentric celebrity guests.
The play originally opened at the Music Box Theatre on October 16, 1939, and ran for 739 performances. It was most recently revived on Broadway in 2000 as the debut production at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre, starring Nathan Lane as Whiteside and Jean Smart as Lorraine.
Huffman won a Tony for her performance as Ulla in The Producers and was nominated for a Tony for The Will Rogers Follies. Other Broadway credits include La Cage aux Folles, Big Deal and Dame Edna: The Royal Tour. She is a regular on Iron Chef America and has appeared on The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Brochu received the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance for his portrayal of Zero Mostel in Zero Hour and has toured with the show since 2006. He is the author of 10 plays, including the hit off-Broadway musical The Last Session.
The creative team for The Man Who Came to Dinner includes scenic design by Harry Feiner, costume design by Amy Pedigo-Otto and lighting design by Jimmy Lawlor.