The producers — who have also previously teamed on Gore Vidal's The Best Man — have secured first class rights for a major Broadway revival of the work by the ailing playwright. Details will be forthcoming, according to production spokespersons, but The Homecoming is expected in the 2006-2007 season. Set in an old home in North London, the drama follows the return of the eldest son and his wife from America to his two brothers, his father and uncle. The introduction of a woman into this testosterone-heavy abode causes a stirring and shocking turn of events.
First presented in London by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1965, The Homecoming reached Broadway's Music Box Theatre in 1967 and earned four Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Actor (Paul Rogers), Best Featured Actor (Ian Holm) and Best Direction (Peter Hall).
Pinter, who recently garnered the Nobel Prize for Literature, is known for his plays The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, No Man's Land and Betrayal. His Celebration and The Room currently play Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company.