Over 30 people were cast in The Group Rep’s production of The Man Who Came to Dinner. As part of our backstage coverage of this show in development, we will introduce you to each cast member.

Barry Pearl plays Banjo, a famous Hollywood comedian, a grown-up adolescent. He is as loony offscreen as on-the Marx brothers all wrapped into one-but he good-heartedly allows himself to be the means by which Maggie can retrieve her happiness. Need to be comfortable with physical comedy.

BARRY PEARL (Banjo) best known for his portrayal of Doody in Paramount’s iconic hit film, Grease, began his professional acting career 58 years ago co-starring as Randolph McAfee in the original Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie. Other credits include: Broadway’s Oliver!, A Teaspoon Every Four Hours, Lenny’s Back, The Producers And Baby It’s You! Regional & Tour: Boynton Beach Club, Cheers Live,On Stage, Twelve Angry Men, Hairspray, Happy Days: A New Musical. TV: “Grease-Live,” House,” “Criminal Minds,” “Days Of Our Lives,” “ER.” Film: My Favorite Martian, Avenging Angel, The Newest Pledge and the newly released, The Silent Natural. Barry also teaches film arts to the special needs community all over the country via Joey Travolta’s Inclusion Film Company. Follow Barry on Facebook and on Instagram at barry_pearl_la. Cindy and Gracie, IAY!

The Man Who Came to Dinner
By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Bruce Kimmel
December 6, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Fri/Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm