Pause for Pinter: Old Times Plans Nixed, Sullivan Set for The Homecoming

News   Pause for Pinter: Old Times Plans Nixed, Sullivan Set for The Homecoming
A planned revival of Harold Pinter's Old Times with Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan to be presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company has been postponed according to the New York Times.

The New York daily cited casting problems as the reason the show — which had never officially been announced — would not see the Studio 54 stage in January, as per Roundabout artistic director Todd Haimes. A Roundabout spokesperson confirmed to that the work would not be part of this season. No word on whether the work would resurface in the next season. Pinter, who garnered the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature, is known for his plays The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, No Man's Land, A Kind of Alaska and Betrayal. His Celebration and The Room recently played Off Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company.

In other Pinter news, Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel — the producing team behind the revivals of Glengarry Glen Ross and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial — are still planning on bringing The Homecoming to Broadway next season. Richards told the New York Times Daniel Sullivan has signed on to direct. No cast has been officially announced for the production.

Pinter is also currently at work on the screenplay adaptation of Anthony Shaffer's play Sleuth which will star Michael Caine and Jude Law under the direction of Kenneth Branagh.

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