Photo Flash: Charlie Rose & 'The Homecoming' Honor Pinter

The 40th anniversary revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming recently began rehearsals.  A special event was held last night, Sunday October 28 at the British Consulate Residence in honor of Harold Pinter. Charlie Rose, a dear friend of Pinter's and the last person to conduct a major interview with the playwright, was the featured guest and screened their most recent interview (from last fall).  Pinter is currently in England and was not on-hand for the event.

"Undoubtedly Pinter's most sexually provocative work, The Homecoming is an edgy and compelling tale of lust, betrayal and seduction, 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," explain press notes.

The cast includes two-time Tony-nominee Raul Esparza (Company, The Normal Heart), Golden Globe Award-winner Ian McShane ("Deadwood"), Tony-nominee Eve Best, Oscar-nominee Michael McKean (The Pajama Game, Hairspray) and Gareth Saxe.

Tony Award-winner Daniel Sullivan (Rabbit Hole, Proof) directs the production which begins performances on Friday, November 23; opening Sunday, December 9 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) for a 20-week limited engagement thru April 13.

The award-winning design team will include Eugene Lee, Kenneth Posner, Jess Goldstein and John Gromada.

Photos by Elon Rutberg


Ian McShane (Max) and Lead Producer Jeffrey Richards


Eve Best (Ruth) and Albert Poland (General Manager)


Gareth Saxe (Joey) and wife Meredith


Director Daniel Sullivan and wife, actress Mimi Lieber


Charlie Rose, producers Jerry Frankel and Ronald Frankel, and Ian McShane (Max)


Michael McKean (center, Sam) with producers Barbara and Buddy Freitag


Charlie Rose with Michael McKean (Sam) and Raul Esparza (Lenny)


James Frain (Teddy) and wife, actress Marta Cunningham



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