Eating Their Words Serves Broadway to Foodies with Waldorf and Country Events

NEW YORK, NY May 15, 2008 -- Eating Their Words, reinventing the concept of "dinner theater" by wedding a seasoned chef with prominent playwrights for an integrated evening of new cuisine and new plays, continues its success with summer events at The Waldorf=Astoria's iconic Peacock Alley, and Country.

The Waldorf Event piques the palate on Monday, June 16, at 7pm. The unique event features Chef Cedric Tovar's food and wine pairing, inspired by the work of collaborating playwrights David Grimm (The Public Theater's Measure for Pleasure and Kit Marlowe), Keith Reddin (Life and Limb, All the Rage), and Annie Baker (Body Awareness, this month at The Atlantic Theater). Featuring Broadway veterans Becky Ann Baker (Assassins, Titanic, "Freaks and Geeks"), Henry Stram (Inherit the Wind, The Crucible, See What I Wanna See), Patch Darragh (Crimes of the Heart, Our Town), and the Obie Award-winning Marin Ireland (Cyclone, Ruby Sunrise, Nocturne). Artistic Director and Eating Their Words founder, Marlo Hunter (Williamstown, Long Wharf, Ensemble Studio Theatre), directs. The evening's theme is "Time and Food".

Chef Cedric Tovar's techniques stem from a pedigreed work history in Michelin-starred Paris establishments, including the lauded Tour D'Argent, as well as at Joel Robuchon's Jamin, "30" Fauchon and Plaza Athénée Hotel Paris. He served as Executive Chef for Geoffrey Zakarian's Town.

Tickets for the June 16 event are extremely limited and can be purchased through the Eating Their Words website at All tickets ensure that attendees will be seated with a playwright or actor throughout the evening.

The Waldorf Event replaces the previously announced May 18 event at Del Posto, which was canceled due to scheduling conflicts.

The company also announces a joint collaboration with the acclaimed Striking Viking Story Pirates on Sunday, June 8, 4pm, at The Tasting Room. For this family event Chef Colin Alevras creates a menu inspired by plays written by kids, and performed by adults who wish they still were. Tickets are available through the Striking Viking Story Pirates website,

Eating Their Words will hold its July 21 event at Geoffrey Zakarian's Country, awarded Three Stars from the New York Times. The evening features a one-of-a-kind menu created by Executive Chef Willis Loughhead. Playwrights and cast to be announced shortly.

A culinary treat, a cultural fix, and a supper-club social, Eating Their Words offers attendees the world premiere of three new plays written explicitly for their evening, coupled with the inherent theatricality of a one-of-a-kind meal inspired by the writers' work. The event's forum is the chef's restaurant. Eating Their Words was founded by Artistic Director and Manhattan-based director and choreographer, Marlo Hunter, to satiate her mutual love for theater and fine cuisine. The company will feature new plays and original menus at restaurants of note in and around Manhattan, monthly.