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The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)

Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who ... See full summary »

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Maggie Cutler (as Harriet Harris)
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Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who is forced to stay in a Midwestern couple's home and the havoc that ensues. Written by Tommy Peter

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The original Broadway production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman opened at the Music Box Theater on October 16, 1939 and ran for 739 performances. See more »

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Mr. Stanley: [entering and pointing to the sarcophagus in his living room] Five minutes, Mr. Whiteside! Including that!
Lorraine Sheldon: What was all that about? Who is that man?
Sheridan Whiteside: He announces the time every few minutes. I pay him a small sum.
Lorraine Sheldon: But what on earth for, Sherry?
Sheridan Whiteside: I lost my watch!
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References The Citadel of Silence (1937) See more »

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What Am I To Do
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Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Byron Jennings
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12 June 2001 | by (Tulsa, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

As someone who goes out of his way to see performances of "The Man Who Came to Dinner"--one of the greatest comic concoctions of the 20th century--I thought this was the best media presentation of the play to date, much better than the 1940 film version. My only quibble concerns the decision to pattern Lewis Stadlen's Banjo after Jimmy Durante's version in the film, rather than Harpo Marx (upon whom the character was originally modelled), but that's a matter of personal taste. (And to be fair, Stadlen does just fine, perhaps even out-Duranting Durante.) Conversely, I can't imagine anyone better in the title role than Nathan Lane, and he lives up to my hopes splendidly. (I hope PBS broadcasts him in "The Producers" one of these days!)


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