Frain Completes Cast of Broadway's Homecoming; New Opening Date Announced

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James Frain is the final addition to the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, which will begin previews at Broadway's Cort Theatre Nov. 23.
James Frain
James Frain

The production, which will be directed by Daniel Sullivan, will now officially open Dec. 13 for a 20-week limited engagement through April 13, 2008. (Previous opening nights were announced for Dec. 4 and then Dec. 9.)

Frain, who will play the role of Teddy, joins a cast that includes the previously announced Ian McShane, Raúl Esparza, Eve Best, Michael McKean 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."

James Frain will be making his Broadway debut in The Homecoming. He can currently be seen as Thomas Cromwell on the TV series "The Tudors." Born in Leeds, England, Frain is a graduate of London's Central School of Speech and Drama. His London stage credits include Other People, She Stoops to Conquer and Zenobia. Frain's other screen credits include "Shadowlands," "Elizabeth," "Hilary and Jackie," "The Count of Monte Cristo," "Sunshine," "Where the Heart Is," "Titus," " Prime Suspect 3," "Armadillo," "Path to War," "The Closer," "24," "Medium," "Numb3rs," "The Mill on the Floss," "The Buccaneers" and "Macbeth on the Estate."

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

The Homecoming will be 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.

Tickets, priced at $26.50-$98.50, will go on sale to the public Oct. 20 with the Cort Theatre box office opening Oct. 29. For more information visit TheHomecomingOnBroadway.com.

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