Ms. Stasio commented that, "After working up this high-gloss version of Robin Howdon's crafty adaptation at Chicago's Royal George Theatre a few years ago, veteran helmer John Tillinger brings it in with an A-list design team and a cast that knows how to negotiate the sublimely silly conventions of classic farce." Mr. Isherwood, taking the opposite view, writes, "Can I blame Mark Rylance? You see, if it were not for the alchemical magic of Mr. Rylance's Tony-winning performance in Mr. Camoletti's Boeing-Boeing, revived to popular acclaim on Broadway and in the West End a couple of years ago, I doubt I would have had to endure the creaking mechanics of Don't Dress for Dinner. Instead of feeling whipped up from a classic recipe, this Roundabout Theatre Company production has the stale flavor of an old TV dinner defrosted and microwaved."
Let's see how it fares at Tuesday's Tony nominations announcement.