Pendleton previously staged Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carré for the Pearl in 2009.
He will appear as Professor Kroll in the American premiere of Mike Poulton's adaptation of the Ibsen play, which first premiered at London's Almeida Theatre in 2008.
Elinor Renfield will direct Rosmersholm, which will run Nov. 12-Dec. 19 at New York City Center Stage II. An official opening has been set for Nov. 21.
Additional casting and creative duties will be announced shortly.
Here's how the Pearl describes the play: "New light shines in a dark house—passion and hope burst into a stagnant world through an older man’s love for a crusading young woman who dreams of a new egalitarian society. But a secret lurks in the shadows, one that could end their crusade before it begins. Emotionally charged, politically provocative, Ibsen’s haunting Rosmersholm, tells of democratic ideals tested by harsh realities, friends turned enemies, and a terrible price yet to be paid." A veteran Broadway actor and playwright of Orson's Shadow, Pendleton's numerous directing credits include the 1981 revival of The Little Foxes (Tony nomination), Spoils of War, Toys in the Attic, The Runner Stumbles and the world premiere of Terrence McNally's Golden Age for the Philadelphia Theatre Company. As an actor he has appeared on Broadway in The Diary of Anne Frank, Grand Hotel, Fiddler on the Roof, Doubles and An American Millionaire.
For tickets phone (212) 581-1212 or visit PearlTheatre. New York City Center Stage II is located at West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.