A free run-through of the upcoming Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming will take place at 8pm on Sunday, November 25 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). At the conclusion of the performance, donations will be accepted for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The production, to be directed by Daniel Sullivan, is scheduled to open on December 13 at the Cort Theater. The cast will include Ian McShane, Eve Best, Raul Esparza, Michael McKean, James Frain, and Gareth Saxe. The design team will include Eugene Lee (set), Kenneth Posner (lights) and Jess Goldstein (costumes).
The Homecoming 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 flare with the arrival of Max’s eldest son Teddy (Frain), who returns home after six years with his new wife Ruth (Best). The play’s Broadway premiere in 1967 won the Tony Award for Best Play.
Only 300 people will be admitted. Tickets will be handed out at 6pm, and it will be one ticket per person.