Don't Dress for Dinner: Patricia Kalember joins cast

Patricia Kalember replaces Melora Hardin in the role of 'Jacqueline' in the Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming Broadway premiere of Marc Camoletti's farce Don't Dress For Dinner, adapted by Robin Hawdon. Hardin has withdrawn from the production due to family issues.


This is not be the first time Kalember as acted the role of 'Jacqueline.' She previously portrayed the character in the Chicago-based British Stage Company's production of Don't Dress For Dinner, which played at the Royal George Theatre Center in 2008.

Kalember as previously appeared on Broadway in 'Losing Louie' and 'The Nerd.' Her TV credits include "Thirtysomething" (1989-1991), "Sisters" (1991-1996) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

Directed by John Tillinger, the cast will still feature the previously announced Ben Daniels (Robert), Adam James (Bernard), Jennifer Tilly (Suzanne) and Spencer Kayden (Suzette).

Don't Dress For Dinner will open at the American Airlines Theatre on 26 Apr 2012, following previews from 30 Mar 2012, and run through to 17 Jun 2012.

The design team includes John Lee Beatty (Sets), Jess Goldstein (Costumes) & Ken Billington (Lights).

Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress For Dinner is the sequel to 'Boeing-Boeing,' which recently premiered on Broadway in 2008. Bernard's plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard's wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own... setting the stage for a collision course of hidden identities and outrageous infidelities.

Don't Dress For Dinner opened in Paris in 1987, under the original title 'Pajamas Pour Six,' and ran for over two years. Robin Hawdon's adaptation of the original French play premiered in London at the Apollo Theatre in 1991 and ran for six years.


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