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Malcolm-Jamal Warner (“The Cosby Show”) makes his Huntington debut in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner directed by Huntington favorite David Esbjornson (All My Sons). Joanna surprises her liberal, white parents when she brings home John, her African-American fiancé, to meet them. Both sets of parents must confront their own unexpected reactions and concerns for their children as their beliefs are put to the test. Set in the 1960s, this funny and poignant new stage adaptation offers a fresh interpretation of the beloved Academy Award-winning film and also features Julia Duffy (“Newhart”) and Boston favorite Will Lyman.
"David Esbjornson brings a striking contemporary perspective to classics that allow us to experience them in new and unexpected ways. After his astonishing production of All My Sons, I can't wait for him to reveal the emotional and social immediacy of the ideas raised by this landmark film." — Peter DuBois
"Guess Who's Coming To Dinner is a cultural touchstone. Approaching it today, I wanted to talk about and engage in the attitudes of 1967 with a 21st century approach."— Todd Kreidler
"I am delighted to return to the Huntington to present Todd Kreidler's exciting new stage adaptation of what has become a classic American story. We hope that audiences will find the experience of this piece to be compelling, provocative, and perhaps all-too-relevant."— David Esbjornson
Artistic Director Peter DuBois shares his insights and behind-the-scenes stories about the Huntington's upcoming production of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner.
Todd Kreidler served as dramaturg for August Wilson’s Radio Golf and Gem of the Ocean in their early productions at the Huntington and other regional theatres and on Broadway. He wrote the musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, an original story featuring the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, opening on Broadway in June at the Palace Theatre. He co-founded the August Wilson Monologue Competition, a national program aimed at integrating August Wilson’s work into high school curriculum, of which the Huntington facilitates the Boston semi-final.
David Esbjornson previously directed All My Sons at the Huntington. His credits include the Broadway premieres of Driving Miss Daisy, Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, and Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan; Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (world premiere) and Perestroika (first staged presentation, Eureka Theatre); and more. He previously served as artistic director of Classic Stage Company in New York City and Seattle Repertory Theatre and is the current chair of Rutgers University Theatre Program.
Malcolm-Jamal Warner is not only a seasoned actor, but an accomplished musician, director, and producer. He first rose to national prominence appearing in the television series "The Cosby Show," and his work on the show garnered him an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
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