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Don't Dress for Dinner
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Don't Dress for Dinner

Mar 30, 2012 - Jun 17, 2012
Running time: 2:20
American Airlines Theatre
227 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
By Subway: Centrally located near the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, A, C, E, and S lines at 42nd Street Times Square.
By Bus: Six buses stop near the theatre. Take the M6, M7, M10, M16, M20, or M104.
Show Description:


Jennifer Tilly


John Tillinger

Written By

Marc Camoletti

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Audience Advisory
Early Curtain Series: Evening performances from May 29–June 8 will commence at 7pm.
Age Guidance: 16


Designated, flexible wheelchair seating area behind the last row of the center orchestra.
Seats 740. Orchestra, 1st floor; Mezzanine, 2nd and 3rd Floor; 5th floor Penthouse lobby open to the public. 4th floor private. Lower lobby main public facilities and lounge.
Elevators are available to all levels of the theatre.
An Icon parking garage is located at 250 west 43rd between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
Primary entrance from street, through double doors into outer lobby with box office, through double doors into main lobby, through 2 sets of double doors (each 31") into Orchestra.
Box Office
227 West 42nd St between 7th and 8th Avenues. Hours: 10am - 8pm: Tuesday through Saturday. 10am - 6pm Sunday and Monday. The box office closes at 6pm on any evening with no performance.
Three male and three female accessible restrooms are located in Grand Lounge which is basement level and reached by attended elevator. Two of the three have grab bars but are small for turning (30" x 60"), two in each are 95"x 62" with clear space, and sink with an automatic sensor in the stall. There is also a hand dryer with an automatic sensor.
Water Fountain
Several accessible water fountains are located throughout the theatre, all reachable by elevator.
Pay phone are accessible in Grand Lounge, not in booths, coin slots are 50" high, the cord is 30" long, volume controls are available. A second telephone is in the first mezzanine in back of Promenade near aisle E.
Assisted Listening System
Assisted listening devices available: Infrared headsets free at coatcheck. Subscribers can call (212) 719-1300 for reservations, non-subscribers ask at the coat check at the performance.
Visual Assistance
For scheduled performances for people who are Partially Sighted and Blind with supports like audio description, please call Healing Arts Initiative at (212) 575-7660 between 9am and 5pm EST
Folding Armrests
Six (6) seats are available with folding armrests.
Hands On provides two American Sign Language interpreted performances per production.



When a hired chef is mistaken for a mistress, a quartet of philandering snoots wind up paying for more than just dinner, in the Roundabout’s rollicking revival of the late Marc Camoletti’s companion piece to “Boeing-Boeing.” As far as French sex farces go, this one is magnifique—light, enjoyable fare, plump with naughty jokes and nice comedic performances, despite a slightly muddy second act. Ben Daniels and Adam James are particularly funny as Robert and Bernard, best friends who happen to be sharing the same woman—Bernard’s wife (the delightfully frosty Patricia Kalember). But it is Jennifer Tilly, as Bernard’s mistress, and Spencer Kayden, as the ill-fated cook, who wind up stealing the audience’s heart.

- The New Yorker
Like her character, Kayden sheds her initial mousey appearance and grows increasingly bolder and more rubber limbed as the antics proceed. It's a striking comic performance precisely because it's so plausibly grounded in the real world. Would that everyone in the production followed that lead.... While the mayhem in Don't Dress for Dinner never rises to the dizzying heights of Boeing-Boeing, there are plenty of gut-busting moments to savor.

- Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly


May 04, 2012

Ben Daniels rides the rhythm of "Don't Dress for Dinner"