Old Times Officially Opens on Broadway
Luner on Theatre kicks off its Opening Night coverage for the 2015-16 theatre season tonight with Old Times! Yes, we know we missed a couple of openings already but from now until April 26th, count on us to let you know what is opening and when! With the season already underway, our first play revival of the 2015-16 year hits the stage tonight! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Old Times officially opens on Broadway tonight!
Old Times is a play by Harold Pinter that speaks of drama and blurred realities. Deely and Kate are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Anna, a friend of Kate’s who they haven’t seen in over a decade. While the visit begins normal with a sharing of memories and the good old times, things quickly shift as the past and what actually once was comes into question. Deely is forced to question his haunting past while Kate and Anna once again find themselves looking at their friendship and it’s power balance.
Old Times officially opens tonight on Broadway at The American Airlines Theatre after beginning previews earlier this fall on September 17th. The show is a limited engagement scheduled to run through November 29th, 2015. Old Times premiered in 1971 in London before making its Broadway debut later that year at the Billy Rose Theatre (Now the Nederlander Theatre). The show has received many stagings around the globe and ironically played the Harold Pinter Theatre in London just recently in 2013. The production marks yet another Pinter play Roundabout has brought to the Broadway stage having produced 10 since 1971. The most recent was The Caretaker in 2003.
Leading the Roundabout revival on Broadway is Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Clive Owen (Pictured Above) starring as Deeley. The production marks Owen’s Broadway debut. Joining Owen is Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Eve Best as Anna and Olivier Award nominee Kelly Reilly as Kate. Helming the Roundabout production is Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge (Pictured Left) as director. The rest of the creative team includes Christine Jones as scenic designer, Constance Hoffman as costume designer, Japhy Weideman as lighting designer and Clive Goodwin as sound designer. Grammy Award winner Thom Yorke, known best as principal songwriter for Radiohead, has composed music for the revival.
Roundabout Theatre Company is one of my favorite companies on Broadway. So even when they produce a work I am less familiar with, I am easily more inclined to see the production because they have spent time and money to invest in bringing it to the stage. Old Times definitely sounds interesting and with Clive Owens leading the revival, I definitely hope I can find the chance to see this production! It looks like the start of yet another amazing season for Roundabout and the works it plans to present this year on Broadway!
Don’t miss your chance to see Roundabout Theatre Company’s Old Times on Broadway! As mentioned above, the show is a limited engagement running through November 29th only! Luner on Theatre will bring more Old Times news your way as it hits the web! For more information, visit Roundabout Theatre Company’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter. (Copyright Note;Unless noted, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!