Photo Flash: First Look at Malcolm-Jamal Warner and More in GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Guess Who's Coming to Dinner starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show, Malcolm and Eddie) in his Washington, D.C. theatrical debut as Dr. John Prentice. Under the direction of David Esbjornson (Broadway's Driving Miss Daisy and Arena's Red Hot Patriot starring Kathleen Turner), this heart-warming comedy features many of the same actors who appeared in the world premiere of the play by True Colors Theatre Company in July 2012.The play is adapted from William Rose's screenplay for the 1967 film of the same name starring Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburnand Spencer Tracy about a young white woman in the 1960s introducing her family to her charming, accomplished and African-American fiancé. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner runs November 29, 2013-January 5, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look below!

The production features veteran actors to Arena Stage and the D.C.-area Lynda Gravátt as Matilda Banks; Eugene Lee as John Prentice, Sr; Valerie Leonard as Hilary St. George; and Michael Russotto as Monsignor Ryan, along with Atlanta-based actors, who appeared in the True Colors production, Andrea Frye as Mary Prentice (originally as Matilda Banks), Tom Key as Matt Drayton, Tess Malis Kincaid as Christina Drayton and Bethany Anne Lind as Joanna Drayton.

TICKETS: Tickets for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner are $40-$90, subject to change and based on availability, plus applicable fees. For information on savings programs such as student discounts, Southwest Nights, Pay-Your-Age tickets, Family Fun Packs and Hero's Discounts, visit Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 202-488-3300 or at the Sales Office at 1101 Sixth St., SW, D.C.

Photo Credit: Teresa Wood

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