Dinner at Eight (play)
- For the 1933 film version, see Dinner at Eight (1933 film).
Dinner at Eight is a play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. The plot deals with the Jordan family, who are planning a society dinner, and what they, as well as various friends and acquaintances—all of whom have their own problems and ambitions‚ do as they prepare for the event.
1932 original production
Dinner at Eight opened October 22, 1932, at the Music Box Theatre, and closed after 232 performances in May 1933. The play was produced by Sam H. Harris, staged by George S. Kaufman; Assistant Director: Robert B. Sinclair.
- Ann Andrews as Millicent Jordan
- Marguerite Churchill as Paula Jordan
- Constance Collier as Carlotta Vance
- Malcolm Duncan as Oliver Jordan
- Austin Fairman as Dr. J. Wayne Talbot
- Paul Harvey (actor) as Dan Packard
- Samuel Levene as Max Kane
- Conway Tearle as Larry Renault
- Judith Wood as Kitty Packard
- Olive Wyndham as Lucy Talbot
Opened September 27, 1966, at the Alvin Theatre. Closed January 14, 1967, after 127 performances.
- Judith Barcroft as Paula Jordan
- Robert Burr as Dan Packard
- Mindy Carson as Lucy Talbot
- Arlene Francis as Carlotta Vance
- June Havoc as Millicent Jordan
- Phil Leeds as Max Kane
- Jeffrey Lynn as Dr. J. Wayne Talbot
- Darren McGavin as Larry Renault
- Walter Pidgeon as Oliver Jordan
- Pamela Tiffin as Kitty Packard
Opened December 19, 2002 (after 28 previews), closed January 26, 2003 after 45 performances.
- Joanne Camp as Lucy Talbot
- Kevin Conway as Dan Packard
- John Dossett as Dr. J. Wayne Talbot
- Christine Ebersole as Millicent Jordan
- Joe Grifasi as Max Kane
- Byron Jennings as Larry Renault
- James Rebhorn as Oliver Jordan
- Marian Seldes as Carlotta Vance
- Emily Skinner as Kitty Packard
- Samantha Soule as Paula Jordan
- David Wohl as Mr. Fitch