He directed George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's play, "The Man Who Came to Dinner," in a Steppenwolf Theatre Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with John Mahoney, Harriet Harris, Robert Breuler, Natalie West, Shannon Cochran, Ross Lehman, and Alan Wilder in the cast.
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I'll tell you what I love about directing: the surprise. You never know what's going to happen with your piece until an audience weighs in. You may think that you know what will be funny as shit but then a group of bused-in Middle Americans says is is shit and you're shaking your head in dismay. This surprise I find exhilarating and scary--and I love it.
James Burrows has been involved with three different and otherwise unrelated projects titled "Partners": the 1982 Ryan O'Neal and John Hurt movie, the 1995 Tate Donovan and Jon Cryer TV series, and the 2012 Michael Urie and David Krumholtz TV series.
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