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Dinner at Eight opened October 22, 1932 at the Music Box Theatre, and closed after 232 performances in May 1933. The play was produced by Sam H. Harris, staged by George S. Kaufman; Assistant Director: Robert B. Sinclair.



It was then revived twice, in 1932 and 1966.


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Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents The Royal Family 9/30-10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2010

Pittsburgh Public Theater opens its 36th season in grand style with George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's comedy, The Royal Family. Presented by First Niagara and directed by Ted Pappas, The Royal Family runs September 30 - October 31, 2010 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents The Royal Family 9/30-10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2010

Pittsburgh Public Theater opens its 36th season in grand style with George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's comedy, The Royal Family. Presented by First Niagara and directed by Ted Pappas, The Royal Family runs September 30 - October 31, 2010 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

Dickinson, Dirden & More Lead Cast Of Atlantic's BOTTOM OF THE WORLD, Previews 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2010

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that Crystal A. Dickinson, Brandon J. Dirden, Aubrey Dollar, Brendan Griffin, Kristin Griffith, Jessica Love, Peter Maloney and K.K. Moggie will star in the world premiere of Lucy Thurber's play BOTTOM OF THE WORLD directed by Caitriona McLaughlin. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Co's Tales of the Victorians Plays Final Performance 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2010

There is one more opportunity to attend the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company's 'Tales of the Victorians.' The time is Saturday, October 9 at 4:00p.m. and the location is The Cliveden Inn, 709 Columbus Ave. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward at B&N
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Sep 27, 2010

Last week, Christine Ebersole gave a special performance to patrons of Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Center in celebration of the September 21st release of ‘Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward.' Two-time Tony Award winner Ebersole, whose soprano voice was heard singing Noel Coward songs between scenes of the most recent Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit, teamed up with Musical Director Larry Yurman on the album of Coward tunes. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the performance and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

Ebersole Confirms 9/21 Ghostlight Release of Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2010

Ghostlight Records is proud to confirm the September 21st release of 'Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward.' (more...)

Rabe, Jennings, Martin et al. Back for MERCHANT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2010

Michael Riedel reports in the New York Post this morning that Al Pacino's star power has earned The Merchant of Venice the winners spot for the fall's highest advance generating show. The production, which opens at the Broadhurst Theatre on November 7, 2010, has reportedly taken in approximately $4M, beating out all incoming fall plays and musicals. (more...)

Ebersole Confirms 9/21 Ghostlight Release of Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2010

Ghostlight Records is proud to confirm the September 21st release of 'Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward.' (more...)

East Lynne Theater Co's Tales of the Victorians Plays Final Performance 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2010

There is one more opportunity to attend the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company's 'Tales of the Victorians.' The time is Saturday, October 9 at 4:00p.m. and the location is The Cliveden Inn, 709 Columbus Ave. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents The Royal Family 9/30-10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2010

Pittsburgh Public Theater opens its 36th season in grand style with George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's comedy, The Royal Family. Presented by First Niagara and directed by Ted Pappas, The Royal Family runs September 30 - October 31, 2010 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

Atlantic Theatre's BOTTOM OF THE WORLD Closes 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2010

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that Crystal A. Dickinson, Brandon J. Dirden, Aubrey Dollar, Brendan Griffin, Kristin Griffith, Jessica Love, Peter Maloney and K.K. Moggie will star in the world premiere of Lucy Thurber's play BOTTOM OF THE WORLD directed by Caitriona McLaughlin. (more...)

Emily Skinner Joins BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2010

Tony® Award nominee Emily Skinner, currently starring as ‘Mrs. Wilkinson' in the first national touring production of Billy Elliot the Musical in Chicago, will join the Broadway company on October 2, 2010. Kate Hennig will play her final Broadway performance on October 1, 2010 and will return to her home town to launch the Toronto engagement of Billy Elliot, which begins performances at the Canon Theatre on January 28, 2011. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BILLY's Emily Skinner
by Jessica Lewis - Nov 8, 2010

On October 2, Emily Skinner joined the Broadway company of Billy Elliot as the beloved Mrs. Wilkinson, a role she took nationwide on the first national tour of the show. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with the busy triple threat to talk about how it feels to bring the role home to Broadway. (more...)

Huntington Theater Co Presents RUINED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2010

The Huntington Theatre Company continues its 29th season with Ruined by Lynn Nottage (Intimate Apparel, Crumbs from the Table of Joy), directed by South Africa native Liesl Tommy. The ensemble cast features Tonye Patano (Showtime's "Weeds") as Mama Nadi. (more...)

fortyfivedownstairs Announces Their Upcoming Shows And Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2010

This is a week for the romantics among you, both in the gallery and the theatre. Walk the Walk, a vibrant and detailed exhibition by Janno continues until Saturday 20 November, and in the theatre, the brilliantly titled Duets for Lovers and Dreamers continues until Sunday 5 December. (more...)

Christine Ebersole to Sing Noël Coward at Ten Chimneys 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2011

On Monday, March 7th, Ten Chimneys Foundation will begin public ticket sales for Music in the Drawing Room featuring Broadway luminary Christine Ebersole and Edward Hibbert - for two nights only, April 29th and 30th. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents RUINED, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

This March, Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly presents Ruined, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A powerful new play about the harrowing lives of women in Africa, Ruined is written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

Davis/Crawford Hate-Fest Inspires Ebersole/Maxwell Reading of BETTE AND JOAN with Hughes at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2011

Michael Riedel reports in the New York Post this morning that the famous hate-fest between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis is the inspiration of a new play that could hit the New York scene big as early as 2012. BETTE AND JOAN, as the play is called, receieved a private reading last week directed by Doug Hughes and starred Christine Ebersole (Bette Davis) and Jan Maxwell (Joan Crawford). (more...)

Shields, Lansbury, Jackson et al. Celebrate 28th Birthday of NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2011

On Monday, May 2, 2011 The New York Pops' marks its 28th birthday with Celebrate Hope, a grand gala evening celebrating the legacy of late actor and comedian Bob Hope and honoring decades of support by Interpublic Group. The event begins at 7:00 PM with a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring a special lineup of concert artists - including Brooke Shields, Cheyenne Jackson, Christine Ebersole, Kelli O'Hara, Maurice Hines, Cartier Williams and special guest Angela Lansbury - under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke. The New York Pops will also be joined on stage by the singers of The Camp Broadway Kids and the West Point Glee Club. Following the concert, a black tie dinner and dance will be held at the luxurious Plaza Hotel. (more...)

American Century Theatre Presents STAGE DOOR, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

Dynamic writing duo Edna Ferber (the author of Show Boat) and George S. Kaufman (coauthor of The Man Who Came to Dinner, You Can't Take It with You, and other hit comedies) brought high comedy and laughter to American audiences in the 1930s with their witty, stylish hits Stage Door, The Royal Family, and Dinner At Eight. Stage Door was a huge Broadway success in 1936 at the Music Box Theatre (staged by Kaufman) and was made into a star-studded Hollywood movie featuring a young Katherine Hepburn. The play, however, is rarely done in modern times because of the large cast. A magnificent vehicle for theatre actresses, Stage Door is the kind of seldom-produced classic comedy that The American Century Theater was created to produce-and will be presenting in April of 2011. (more...)

Soho Rep Spring Gala 2011 To Honor Marian Seldes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

Blythe Danner, Ted Danson, Parker Posey, Peter Dinklage, Lili Taylor, Michael Stuhlbarg and more to perform at the Soho Rep SPRING GALA 2011 honoring Marian Seldes. (more...)

Christine Ebersole Announces Spring Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2011

Tony winner Christine Ebersole has announced several performances for this Spring Ebersole will play the Irving Texas Symphony in An Evening With Christine Ebersole. The event will feature Billy Stritch, and will take place on March 12 at 8pm. (more...)

Mamie Gummer to Lead Cast of SCHOOL FOR LIES at Classic Stage Company, 4/13 - 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2011

Classic Stage Company (CSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen, will present David Ives' new comedy, THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, adapted from the Molière classic The Misanthrope, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, beginning performances Wednesday, April 13 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22 (more...)

Christine Ebersole to Sing Noël Coward at Ten Chimneys 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2011

On Monday, March 7th, Ten Chimneys Foundation will begin public ticket sales for Music in the Drawing Room featuring Broadway luminary Christine Ebersole and Edward Hibbert - for two nights only, April 29th and 30th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The National Arts Club Tributes Marian Seldes
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 1, 2011

The beloved, Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes was honored at the 2011 LOVE 'N' COURAGE Gala - a benefit for the award-winning Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program - on Monday, February 28. (more...)

Skinner and Murney to Perform at Maryland's Strathmore, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2010

Emily Skinner and Julia Murney will perform in 'Luck Be a Lady' at the Music Center at Strathmore, located in North Bethesda, Maryland, on June 24 at 8:00pm. At the event, the two will sing songs including 'Come Up and See Me Sometime,' 'Ring Them Bells,' and 'Defying Gravity.' (more...)

FIFTH OF JULY Comes to Bay Street July 6 - August 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

How do events change us? Do we look back with hope or despair at the way in which our lives are affected by the time in which we live? These are the questions posed by FIFTH OF JULY, a funny and moving play written by Sag Harbor's own Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson. Part comedy, part drama, The New York Times calls FIFTH OF JULY, "the wisest and funniest play of its generation." (more...)

Skinner and Murney to Perform at Maryland's Strathmore, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2010

Emily Skinner and Julia Murney will perform in 'Luck Be a Lady' at the Music Center at Strathmore, located in North Bethesda, Maryland, on June 24 at 8:00pm. At the event, the two will sing songs including 'Come Up and See Me Sometime,' 'Ring Them Bells,' and 'Defying Gravity.' (more...)

Marian Seldes Explains Reasons For No Tony Speech
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2010

Marian Seldes has explained her reasons for making no speech upon receiving a 2010 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award, Steven Schalchlin reports on his blog. (more...)

FIFTH OF JULY Comes to Bay Street, 7/6-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2010

How do events change us? Do we look back with hope or despair at the way in which our lives are affected by the time in which we live? These are the questions posed by FIFTH OF JULY, a funny and moving play written by Sag Harbor's own Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson. Part comedy, part drama, The New York Times calls FIFTH OF JULY, "the wisest and funniest play of its generation." (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents RUINED, Previews 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2011

This March, Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly presents Ruined, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A powerful new play about the harrowing lives of women in Africa, Ruined is written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

Marian Seldes Honored At Love And Courage Benefit 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2011

The beloved, Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes will be honored at the 2011 LOVE 'N' COURAGE Gala - a benefit for the award-winning Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program - on Monday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan), it has been announced by Crystal Field, co-founder and artistic director of Theater for the New City. (more...)

Christine Ebersole Comes To The Cafe Carlyle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2011

The Carlyle Hotel (Erich Steinbock, Managing Director) welcomes two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole to the legendary Café Carlyle for her fourth engagement in the iconic New York venue. (more...)

Marian Seldes Honored At Love And Courage Benefit 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

The beloved, Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes will be honored at the 2011 LOVE 'N' COURAGE Gala - a benefit for the award-winning Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program - on Monday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan), it has been announced by Crystal Field, co-founder and artistic director of Theater for the New City. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents RUINED, Previews 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

This March, Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly presents Ruined, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A powerful new play about the harrowing lives of women in Africa, Ruined is written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

Meet the Cast of ARCADIA Day 7: Byron Jennings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2011

BroadwayWorld presents the cast of the Broadway revival of ARCADIA! Today we feature Byron Jennings, who stars as Richard Noakes. Learn all about him here... (more...)

Conolly, Slotnick et al. Set for Auburn's THE NEW YORK IDEA at Atlantic Theatre Co. in 2011
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2010

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that Patricia Conolly, Michael Countryman, Francesca Faridany, Mikaela Feely-Lehmann, Rick Holmes, John Keating, Peter Maloney, Jaime Ray Newman, Patricia O'Connell, Jeremy Shamos, Joey Slotnick and Tom Patrick Stephens will star in the world premiere adaptation of THE NEW YORK IDEA by Tony Award® winner David Auburn from the original play by Langdon Mitchell and directed by Mark Brokaw. (more...)

Crudup, Esparza, Williams & More to Star in ARCADIA; Begins at Barrymore Theatre on Feb. 25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2010

Telechage.com is now listing Arcadia, a revival of Tom Stoppard's play, will return to New York this spring for a limited engagement in an acclaimed new production directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Atlantic Theater Company's NEW YORK IDEA In Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2010

Atlantic Theater Company Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director is proud to announce that Patricia Conolly, Michael Countryman, Francesca Faridany, Mikaela Feely-Lehmann, Rick Holmes, John Keating, Peter Maloney, Jaime Ray Newman, Patricia O'Connell, Jeremy Shamos, Joey Slotnick and Tom Patrick Stephens will star in the world premiere adaptation of THE NEW YORK IDEA by Tony Award® winner David Auburn from the original play by Langdon Mitchell and directed by Mark Brokaw. (more...)

Christine Ebersole Comes To The Cafe Carlyle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2010

The Carlyle Hotel (Erich Steinbock, Managing Director) welcomes two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole to the legendary Café Carlyle for her fourth engagement in the iconic New York venue. (more...)

Dickinson, Dirden & More Lead Cast Of Atlantic's BOTTOM OF THE WORLD, Previews 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2010

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that Crystal A. Dickinson, Brandon J. Dirden, Aubrey Dollar, Brendan Griffin, Kristin Griffith, Jessica Love, Peter Maloney and K.K. Moggie will star in the world premiere of Lucy Thurber's play BOTTOM OF THE WORLD directed by Caitriona McLaughlin. (more...)

Dickinson, Love, Moggie et al. Lead Atlantic Theatre's BOTTOM OF THE WORLD, 9/3 - 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that Crystal A. Dickinson, Brandon J. Dirden, Aubrey Dollar, Brendan Griffin, Kristin Griffith, Jessica Love, Peter Maloney and K.K. Moggie will star in the world premiere of Lucy Thurber's play BOTTOM OF THE WORLD directed by Caitriona McLaughlin. (more...)

Emily Skinner to Join BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Tony® Award nominee Emily Skinner, currently starring as 'Mrs. Wilkinson' in the first national touring production of Billy Elliot the Musical in Chicago, will join the Broadway company on October 2, 2010. Kate Hennig will play her final Broadway performance on October 1, 2010 and will return to her home town to launch the Toronto engagement of Billy Elliot, which begins performances at the Canon Theatre on January 28, 2011. (more...)

Cox, Dano, Gettelfinger et al. Lead Guare's FREE MAN OF COLOR at LCT; Opens 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Peter Bartlett, Nicole Beharie, Arnie Burton, Rosal Colon, Veanne Cox, Paul Dano, Sara Gettelfinger, Joseph Marcell, Nick Mennell, mos, Teyonnah Parris, Brian Reddy, Reg Rogers, Triney Sandoval, Robert Stanton, Wendy Rich Stetson, David Emerson Toney and Jeffrey Wright will be featured in it upcoming production of A FREE MAN OF COLOR, a new play by John Guare, directed by George C. Wolfe, which will begin performances Thursday, October 21 at 8pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Opening night is Thursday, November 18 at 6:45pm. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Park Ends Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2010

The Public Theater has announced additional casting for the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park summer season featuring THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Michael Greif, and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by Daniel Sullivan, in repertory June 9-August 1. (more...)

FIFTH OF JULY Ends Run At Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2010

How do events change us? Do we look back with hope or despair at the way in which our lives are affected by the time in which we live? These are the questions posed by FIFTH OF JULY, a funny and moving play written by Sag Harbor's own Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson. Part comedy, part drama, The New York Times calls FIFTH OF JULY, "the wisest and funniest play of its generation." (more...)

Christine Ebersole and Edward Hibbert Perform Love, Noël At Bay Street 5/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2011

Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce a very special performance on Memorial Weekend. On Saturday, May 28 at 8 pm, enjoy Broadway luminaries Christine Ebersole and Edward Hibbert in Love, Noël: The Letters and Songs of Noël Coward. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph Returns to the Alley Theatre for The Monster at the Door
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2011

Immediately after the Broadway opening of his play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, named a Pulitzer Prize finalist last year, Alley Company Artist Rajiv Joseph returns to the Alley with the world premiere of his latest play, The Monster at the Door. (more...)

Mamie Gummer Leads Cast of SCHOOL FOR LIES at Classic Stage Company, 4/13 - 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

Classic Stage Company (CSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen, will present David Ives' new comedy, THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, adapted from the Molière classic The Misanthrope, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, beginning performances Wednesday, April 13 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22 (more...)

American Century Theatre Presents STAGE DOOR, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

Dynamic writing duo Edna Ferber (the author of Show Boat) and George S. Kaufman (coauthor of The Man Who Came to Dinner, You Can't Take It with You, and other hit comedies) brought high comedy and laughter to American audiences in the 1930s with their witty, stylish hits Stage Door, The Royal Family, and Dinner At Eight. Stage Door was a huge Broadway success in 1936 at the Music Box Theatre (staged by Kaufman) and was made into a star-studded Hollywood movie featuring a young Katherine Hepburn. The play, however, is rarely done in modern times because of the large cast. A magnificent vehicle for theatre actresses, Stage Door is the kind of seldom-produced classic comedy that The American Century Theater was created to produce-and will be presenting in April of 2011. (more...)

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