Photo Flash: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Celebrates Opening at Huntington

Huntington Theatre Company welcomes Julia Duffy, Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, Boston favorite Will Lyman and Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the opening production of the 2014 Best of Boston's 33rd season. The show opened last night, September 10, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

Adapted for the stage from the William Rose's Academy Award-winning screenplay by Todd Kreidler (Holler If Ya Hear Me on Broadway, August Wilson's longtime dramaturg) and directed by David Esbjornson (All My Sons at the Huntington and Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway), this is a funny and poignant stage adaptation of the award-winning 1967 film.

In Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, a young, idealistic, and very much in love Joanna surprises her liberal, white parents when she brings John, her African-American fiancé home to meet them. When John's parents also arrive for dinner, both sets of parents must confront their own unexpected reactions and concerns for their children as their beliefs are put to the test. When the movie premiered in 1967, it pushed a private conversation about interracial marriage into the public sphere. Kreidler's fresh adaptation captures a moment in America's past while reflecting on the current state of race relations in America.

The Huntington's production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner will feature scenic design by Dane Laffrey (God of Carnage at the Huntington, Bad Jews at Roundabout Theatre Company), costume design by Paul Tazewell (Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk and On the Town [Lucille Lortel Award] on Broadway), and lighting design by Allen LeeHughes (Stick Fly and Les Blancs at the Huntington, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway). Production stage manager is Emily McMullen. Assistant stage manager is Jeremiah Mullane.

The show runs now through October 5, 2014. Select Evenings: Tues. - Thurs. at 7:30pm; Fri. - Sat. at 8pm; select Sun. at 7pm. Matinees: Select Wed., Thurs., Sat., and Sun. at 2pm.Press Opening: TONIGHT, September 10, 7pm.RSVP online. All performances play the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Single tickets starting at $25 and FlexPasses are on sale: online at huntingtontheatre.org; by phone at 617 266 0800; or in person at the BU Theatre Box Office, 264 Huntington Ave. and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office, 527 Tremont St. in Boston's South End.

Photo Credit: Paul Marotta

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Photo Flash: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Celebrates Opening at Huntington
Playwright Todd Kreidler, Huntington Theatre Company Managing Director Michael Maso, Huntington Theatre Company Artistic Director Peter DuBois, and Director David Esbjornson

Photo Flash: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Celebrates Opening at Huntington
Playwright Lydia R. Diamond (STICK FLY) and Huntington Theatre Company Artistic Director Peter DuBois

Photo Flash: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Celebrates Opening at Huntington
Meredith Forlenza (Joanna Drayton) and Wendy Rich Stetson (Hilary St. James)

Photo Flash: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Celebrates Opening at Huntington
Actors Jerry Lacy and Julia Duffy (Christina Drayton)

Photo Flash: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Celebrates Opening at Huntington
Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Dr. John Prentice) and his manager and mother Pamela Warner

Photo Flash: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Celebrates Opening at Huntington
Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Dr. John Prentice) and Meredith Forlenza (Joanna Drayton)

Photo Flash: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Celebrates Opening at Huntington
Director David Esbjornson, Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Dr. John Prentice), and Playwright Todd Kreidler

Photo Flash: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Celebrates Opening at Huntington
Playwright Todd Kreidler, his mother Sue Kreidler, mother and manager Pamela Warner, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Dr. John Prentice)

Photo Flash: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Celebrates Opening at Huntington
Playwright Todd Kreidler, Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Dr. John Prentice), Broadway director Kenny Leon (STICK FLY, A RAISIN IN THE SUN), and Playwright Lydia R. Diamond (STICK FLY, SMART PEOPLE)


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