The Homecoming

The Homecoming

The Homecoming


THE HOMECOMING

  • Broadway
  • Number of Previews: 15
    Number of Performances: 137
    First Preview : December 4, 2007
    Opening Night : December 16, 2007
    Closing Night : April 13, 2008

    Opening Night Cast
    Raul Esparza (Lenny)
    Michael McKean (Sam)
    Ian McShane (Max)
    Eve Best (Ruth)
    James Frain (Teddy)
    Gareth Saxe (Joey)
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    OVERVIEW

    Harold Pinter’s 1967 Tony Award-winning Best Play returned to Broadway in a new production under the direction of Tony Award-winner Daniel Sullivan (Rabbit Hole, Proof). Undoubtedly Pinter’s most sexually provocative work, THE HOMECOMINGis an edgy and compelling tale of lust, seduction and deception, telling the story of a dysfunctional family that welcomes the homecoming of its estranged brother and competes for the attention of his dangerously alluring wife.

    This 40th Anniversary revival of Pinter’s masterpiece featured an all-star cast including Golden Globe Award-winner Ian McShane (“Deadwood”), two-time Tony Award-nominee Raúl Esparza (Company, Taboo), Tony Award-nominee Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten), Academy Award-nominee Michael McKean (Hairspray, The Pajama Game), James Frain (The Count of Monte Cristo, “Tudors”) and Gareth Saxe (Heartbreak House).

    REVIEWS

    PRODUCTION REVIEWS

    “IT REALLY IS THAT GOOD! IAN MCSHANE is dazzling in Harold Pinter’s masterpiece. The fine cast also includes benchmark performances by the remarkable RAUL ESPARZA and EVE BEST, who is an absolute knockout. MICHAEL MCKEAN gives a beautifully calibrated, heartbreaking performance as the proper, dutiful Sam. And the relatively unknown GARETH SAXE and JAMES FRAIN are subperd as the dopey, brawny Joey and the disdainful, luxorious Teddy.”– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

    “A CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC THAT PACKS A WALLOP! The marvelous Ian McShane not only exudes a compelling physical bravado, but handles Pinter’s razor-sharp dialogue with the dexterity of a skilled surgeon.”– Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

    “SCATHING AND EROTIC! This slippery demon of a power play feels ta least as brash and twice as unsettling as any fresh vivisection of what our pious times call family values.”– Linda Winer, Newsday

    AWARDS

    2008 Drama Desk Award®

  • Outstanding Ensemble Performance
  • CREDITS

    Opening Night Production Credits

    Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)

    Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Ergo Entertainment, Barbara Freitag, Buddy Freitag, Michael Gardner, Herbert Goldsmith Productions, Inc., Terry E. Schnuck, Harold Thau, Michael Filerman, Lynne Peyser, Ronald Frankel and David Jaroslawicz; Produced in association with Love Bunny Entertainment; Assistant Producer: Mark Barber and Ben West

    Written by Harold Pinter

    Directed by Daniel Sullivan; Assistant Director: Joshua Brody

    Scenic Design by Eugene Lee; Costume Design by Jess Goldstein; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by John Gromada; Associate Scenic Design: Nick Francone and Edward Pierce; Assistant Scenic Design: Tristan Jeffers; Associate Costume Design: Anne Kenney; Associate Lighting Design: Aaron Spivey; Associate Sound Design: Christopher Cronin; Assistant Sound Design: Bridget O’Connor

    General Manager: Albert Poland; Company Manager: Daniel Kuney

    Production Stage Manager: Roy Harris; Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates and Neil A. Mazzella; Stage Manager: Denise Yaney; Associate Tech. Suprvr: Sam Ellis

    Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates and Irene Gandy; Casting: Telsey + Company; Marketing: HHC Marketing; Special Promotions: TMG – The Marketing Group; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Dialect Coach: Liz Smith; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Scott Landis

    Opening Night Cast

    Raul Esparza (Lenny)
    Michael McKean (Sam)
    Ian McShane (Max)
    Eve Best (Ruth)
    James Frain (Teddy)
    Gareth Saxe (Joey)

    Understudies: Jarlath Conroy (Max, Sam), Francesca Faridany (Ruth), Creighton James (Joey, Lenny, Teddy).


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