Fans of Burn Notice were out in force at a theatre in Chicago this weekend for Jeffrey Donovan’s opening night in the sex farce Don’t Dress for Dinner.
Jeff (I’m a fan of the show so I can be a bit matey) stars as fired spy Michael Westen in Burn Notice and has won praise for his stage performance as Robert in Marc Camelotti’s play. One critic said he displayed ‘a deer-in-the-headlights charm that works nicely’ and said the production was a ‘stimulus for the funny bone’ and ‘a Broadway quality show at half the price’.
As I live in London I’m unlikely to get to see it (even if I get a personal invite from his Burn Notice co-star Gabrielle Anwar), but if you happen to be passing the Royal George Theatre then the play runs until 11 January.
Alternatively, you can catch Jeff in the Clint Eastwood film Changeling, which opens in the UK on Wednesday, and sees him starring opposite Angelina Jolie as scowling police captain JJ Jones. A new Clint film is always an event and, as a taster, here’s a clip of the ever-modest Jeff talking about the movie.