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‘Home’ Director Kenny Leon Talks Play’s Broadway Revival and Teases Denzel Washington and Jake Gyllenhaal in Upcoming ‘Othello’

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Lexi Carson On Wednesday night, the cast and crew of “Home” welcomed the Tony-winning play back to Broadway for the first time since 1979 at the Todd Haimes Theatre. “Home” is directed by Tony-winner Kenny Leon and was written by playwright Samm-Art Williams.

It follows the life of Cephus Miles, a man who is searching for a place to belong and call his own home — and the people to share it with.

The play includes a three-person cast of Tory Kittles as Miles and Brittany Inge and Stori Ayers, who both play multiple characters throughout the show.

The production marks the trio’s Broadway debuts. Just a few days before the first showing of previews, Williams passed away. “None of us are going to get out of here alive and [Williams] knew that more than anyone,” Leon told Variety on the opening night red carpet. “When he writes a play about returning to home, returning to love, that was with the understanding that he knew that life is short — art is long.

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