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The Verdict Reviews: See What Critics Think of Broadway's Home

The Kenny Leon-directed revival opened June 5 at the Todd Haimes Theatre via Roundabout Theatre Company.

Brittany Inge, Tory Kittles, and Stori Ayers Joan Marcus

The Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Samm-Art Williams' Home officially opened at Broadway's Todd Haimes Theatre June 5, and the reviews are in! Kenny Leon is at the helm, with the limited engagement set to continue through July 21. Previews began May 17.

The play follows Cephus Miles, a Black southern farmer who is jailed for his opposition to the Vietnam War. He then moves north, only to find even more difficulties away from his North Carolina home. The coming-of-age story was originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1979 and transferred to Broadway the following year.

The cast features Tory Kittles (The Equalizer, True Detective) as Cephus Miles, Brittany Inge (Lethal Legacy, Boomerang) as Woman One/Pattie Mae Wells, and Stori Ayers (Blood at the Root) as Woman Two. Kimber Elayne Sprawl (Girl From the North Country) and RJ Foster (Fat Ham) serve as understudies.

Read the reviews below.

The Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)*

CitiTour NYC (Brian Scott Lipton)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

DC Theater Arts (Deb Miller)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

The Guardian (Gloria Oladipo)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Jackson McHenry)*

New York Stage Review (Frank Scheck, Michael Sommers)

New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Amelia Merrill)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)*

The Observer (David Cote)

Slant (Dan Rubins)

Stage and Cinema (Kevin Vavasseur)

Talkin' Broadway (Howard Miller)

TheaterMania (Pete Hempstead)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramírez)

TimeOut NY (Adam Feldman)

The Wall Street Journal (Charles Isherwood)*

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)*

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The production also features set design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Allen Lee Hughes, and sound design by Justin Ellington.

Home is part of Roundabout’s Refocus Project, dedicated to redefining what makes a "classic" play by spotlighting 20th-century plays from BIPOC playwrights that need more attention.


Photos: Home on Broadway

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