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Intro Backstage 42nd Street Revival Vicious Circle Cast and Credits
STAGE ON SCREEN launches the 2000/2001 season with a live broadcast of The Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of this beloved comedy by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman. Take a seat at the Algonquin Round Table in Vicious Circle. Go Backstage for behind-the-scenes interviews and learn more about the revival of a classic play. 42nd Street Revival chronicles a century of theatre in New York.

Nathan Lane
The Man Who Came To Dinner
By Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
Starring Nathan Lane and Jean Smart
Directed by Jerry Zaks
Live from the American Airlines Theatre, October 7 at 8 p.m.

The MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER tells the uproarious story of Sheridan Whiteside (Lane), critic, lecturer, wit, radio orator, and intimate friend of the great and near great. Having dined at the home of the prominent Stanley family in a small midwestern town, Whiteside slips on their doorstep and injures his hip. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow, during which the Stanley living room is monopolized by the famous and irascible invalid. Before it's over, the outrageous has become commonplace in one of Broadway's most celebrated comedies.

Roundabout Theatre Company

National corporate funding for STAGE ON SCREEN is
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THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Live From STAGE ON SCEEN is funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Dorothy and Lewis Cullman, The Cornelius V. Starr Fund for Arts Programming at Thirteen/WNET New York, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Ira and Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund, public television viewers, and PBS.

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