Moon for the Misbegotten's Best to Return to Broadway

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Eve Best, who was nominated for a Tony Award last season for her Broadway bow in the Kevin Spacey revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten, will return to the New York stage in November.

Eve Best and Colm Meaney in A Moon for the Misbegotten.
Eve Best and Colm Meaney in A Moon for the Misbegotten. Photo by Simon Annand

Best, according to a press announcement, has joined the cast of the upcoming revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, which will co-star the previously announced Ian McShane, Raúl Esparza and Michael McKean. Previews are scheduled to begin at the Cort Theatre Nov. 23 with an opening on Dec. 9.

Daniel Sullivan will direct the 20-week limited engagement, which will run through April 13, 2008.

The design team will feature set designer Eugene Lee, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, costume designer Jess Goldstein and sound designer John Gromada.

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, a boxer-in-training. Tensions begin to flair with the arrival of Max's eldest son Teddy, 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."

Harold Pinter is also the author of The Caretaker, Betrayal, The Room, Ashes to Ashes and Celebration.

For her Broadway debut in A Moon for the Misbegotten, Eve Best won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award and was nominated for a Tony. She also starred in the London production of the Eugene O'Neill drama. Best won an Olivier Award for her performance in the London revival of Hedda Gabler.

The Homecoming will be produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Harold Thau, Ronald Frankel, Barbara Freitag, Herb Goldsmith and Terry E. Schnuck.

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

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