Broadway's Homecoming Rehearses in Anticipation of Dec. 4 First Preview

News   Broadway's Homecoming Rehearses in Anticipation of Dec. 4 First Preview The revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming — which had been scheduled to begin its limited Broadway engagement Nov. 23 but was unable to do so because of the stagehands strike — is currently in technical rehearsals prior to its first preview, which will be held Dec. 4.

As previously reported, the rest of Broadway will be up and running Thursday, Nov. 29.

Homecoming will officially open at the Cort Theatre Dec. 16 at 7 PM.

A free run-through of The Homecoming was presented Nov. 25 at New World Stages to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. That evening featured the entire Broadway cast: Ian McShane, Raúl Esparza, Eve Best, Michael McKean, James Frain and Gareth Saxe.

Set in North London, The Homecoming, according to press notes, "concerns the ultimate dysfunctional family, presided over by its patriarch Max (McShane). Living under his dilapidated roof are his younger brother Sam (McKean), and two of his sons: Lenny (Esparza), the town pimp, and Joey (Saxe), a boxer-in-training. Tensions begin to flair with the arrival of Max's eldest son Teddy (Frain), who returns home after six years with his new wife Ruth (Best). Seduction, betrayal, and divisiveness ensue, as the family welcomes the homecoming of its estranged brother and vies for the attention of his dangerously alluring wife." Daniel Sullivan directs.

The design team features set designer Eugene Lee, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, costume designer Jess Goldstein and sound designer John Gromada. Daniel Sullivan directs. Harold Pinter is also the author of The Caretaker, Betrayal, The Room, Ashes to Ashes and Celebration.

The Homecoming is produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Ergo Entertainment, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Michael Gardner, Herb Goldsmith, Terry Schnuck, Hal Thau, Michael Filerman/Lynn Peyser and Ronald Frankel/David Jaroslowitz.

The Cort Theatre is located in Manhattan at 138 West 48th Street.

For more information visit TheHomecomingOnBroadway.com.