The table is set and the gang's all here! Casting is complete for Roundabout Theatre Company’s upcoming revival of Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner with Friends. Directed by Tony winner Pam McKinnon, the play will star Tony nominees Jeremy Shamos and Maria Dizzia, along with Darren Pettie and Marin Hinkle. Dinner With Friends will begin previews off-Broadway on January 10, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre. Opening night is set for February 4.
Dinner with Friends (which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2000) follows Karen (Hinkle) and Gabe (Shamos), who played matchmaker with their friends Beth (Dizzia) and Tom (Pettie). Ever since, the two couples have been inseparable—going to the Vineyard every summer, raising their kids and enjoying countless dinners together. But when one marriage unexpectedly crumbles, the couples' lives begin to veer in opposite directions. Can these four friends move on to the next chapter without moving apart or have they changed beyond recognition?
Shamos received a Tony nomination for Clybourne Park. His other Broadway credits include Reckless, The Rivals, Elling, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Assembled Parties. Shamos' film and TV credits include The Good Wife, Taking Woodstock, Dedication, The Rebound, Trust the Man, Fringe and Damages.
Dizzia received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play). Her other stage credits include Belleville, Uncle Vanya, Cradle and All, The Hallway Trilogy, The Drunken City, Eurydice, The Wooden Breeks, Pullman Car, Hiawatha, Apparition, Alice the Magnet, Cause for Alarm and Gone Missing. Dizzia's film and TV credits include Lola Versus, Keep The Lights On, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married, Louie, Fringe and Orange is the New Black.
Pettie appeared on Broadway in Butley. His other stage credits include Strange Interlude, Detroit, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, The Collection, This, Spattern Pattern, Dedication of the Stuff of Dreams, Hobson's Choice and Unwrap Your Candy. Pettie's film and TV credits include Taking Woodstock, The International, Ghost Town, Mad Men, Scandal, Castle, Gossip Girl and Without a Trace.
Hinkle, who is currently appearing off-Broadway in Luce, is best known for her TV roles on Two and a Half Men, Deception, Brothers & Sisters, Once and Again and The Sarah Silverman Program. Her stage credits include Electra, A Thousand Clowns, The Tempest, Graceland, Miss Julie and Blue Window.
The production, which will feature set design by Allen Moyer, costumes by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by Jane Cox and original music and compositions by Joshua Schmidt, will play a limited engagement through April 6.