Inclusive Dates: October 9 - December 8 1991
Production files documenting Roundabout's first Broadway production, The Homecoming. Having moved from the Union Square Theater to the Criterion Center at 1530 Broadway, Roundabout embarked on a new era as a not-for-profit Broadway producer.
The production earned a Theatre World Award for actor Lindsay Crouse.
The Homecoming was directed by Gordon Edelstein with set design by John Arnone, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Philip Campanella.
Roy Dotrice starred as Max, Daniel Gerroll as Lenny, John Horton as Sam, Reed Diamond as Joey, Jonathan Hogan as Teddy and Lindsay Crouse as Ruth.
Written in 1964 by playwright Harold Pinter, The Homecoming had its original Broadway production in 1967, winning the Tony award in the Best Play category. The play centers around five related men and one of the men's wife who becomes a stand-in mother, wife, lover to the various men in the household.
Full of symbolic "homecomings" the play was met with critical success and remains a classic portrayal of sexuality, morals, and family.
Production box contains 10 folders along with sleeved playbills, marketing materials, opening night invitation, and dress rehearsal invitation. Collection lacks prompt script and all documents detailing the artistic vision for the play (director's notes, costume, set, lighting and sound design).
Photograph file contains eight black and white promotional prints containing press agent Josh Ellis' press details adhesived to back, with one black and white negative.
A corresponding electronic file contains a scanned playbill, production photographs, scanned press clippings, scanned marketing brochures, and a scanned education guide.
Access Restrictions: Open and accessible to researchers by appointment.
Preferred Citation: The Homecoming, Roundabout Theatre Company Archives
Types of Materials: Digital files, Paper documents, Publications