Judith Light, newly armed with a Tony Award, will be returning to Broadway in a new play by Richard Greenberg. The Manhattan Theatre Club said Tuesday that the former "Who's the Boss" actress will star alongside Jessica Hecht in "The Assembled Parties." Lynne Meadow will direct. Previews for the family drama about an affluent Jewish family in Manhattan begin March 19 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 47th Street, with an opening set for April 17.
The Assembled Parties centers on the Bascovs, an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. In a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former movie star Julie Bascov (Hecht) and her sister-in-law Faye (Light) bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But a house guest has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly (or perhaps by design) insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs’ seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble.
Old content line. A 1995 Israeli film did this, "LeilHaSeder". Here:
A very sweet movie about a family Passover dinner...and the relationships between the different characters as interesting- especially the tension caused by the co-appearance of both an ex-wife and the new girlfriend of one of the family members.