Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoë Wanamaker are about to play real people on Broadway. Their new project, Pictures From Home is based on the memoir by Larry Sultan. Over the course of almost a decade, Sultan photographed and conducted interviews with his parents. The work is a probing exploration of a family, which is not always comfortable. To which Lane, who plays Sultan's father Irving in the play, remarks to Playbill, "To me it is astonishing they allowed it go on!"
Wanamaker adds that Sultan has "created the most gorgeous, fascinating stories."
Pictures From Home begins previews on Broadway January 13, with an opening night of February 9 at Studio 54. For Sharr White, who wrote the play, he describes the work as "very Freudian," saying, that Sultan's project "really encompasses ownership of image, who gets to own the family narrative."
Below, find out what the artists behind Pictures From Home have to say about the new play, and what their memoir would be about.
Pictures From Home is directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher. The design team for Pictures From Home includes Michael Yeargan (set designer), Jennifer Moeller (costume designer), Jennifer Tipton (lighting designer), Scott Lehrer and Peter John Still (sound designers), and Ben Pearcy at 59 Productions (projection designer).
The producing team for Pictures From Home is led by Jeffrey Richards, Hunter Arnold, Rebecca Gold, Jayne Baron Sherman, Kayla Greenspan, and Jacob Soroken Porter.