Closer's Clive Owen Sets Broadway Debut in Pinter Play for Roundabout

News   Closer's Clive Owen Sets Broadway Debut in Pinter Play for Roundabout Roundabout Theatre Company will kick off its 50th season with Harold Pinter's Old Times, which will feature the Broadway debut of Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Clive Owen (Closer).

Directed by Tony winning actor Douglas Hodge (La Cage aux Folles), Old Times will begin previews Sept. 17 prior to an official opening Oct. 15 at a Broadway theatre to be announced.

Clive Owen
Clive Owen

Roundabout artistic director Todd Haimes stated, "In planning our 50th anniversary season it was important to me to include a play by one of the most influential modern dramatists: Harold Pinter. My first season with Roundabout included Old Times, our first Broadway season opened with The Homecoming and we opened the first Laura Pels Theatre with Moonlight. It is with great joy that we open our 50th season with Harold Pinter, and welcome Clive for his Broadway debut."

Old Times, according to the Roundabout, is described as "the unsettling drama of desire and blurred realities by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. Owen is Deeley, a man quite looking forward to meeting Anna, his wife Kate’s friend from long ago. But as the night goes on, Anna’s visit quickly shifts from an ordinary sharing of memories to a quiet battle for power. Douglas Hodge, a frequent performer and director of Pinter’s works, directs the haunting and passionate revival." Roundabout has a longstanding relationship with Harold Pinter, having produced ten productions of his work since 1971, the most recent of which was The Caretaker starring Patrick Stewart, Kyle MacLachlan and Aidan Gillen (2003).

The full cast, design team and venue will be announced shortly.

Owen is an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner for his role as Larry in Patrick Marber’s "Closer," directed by Mike Nichols. He is also an acclaimed stage actor with roles including Romeo & Juliet at the Young Vic; Noel Coward’s Design for Living, directed by Sean Mathias, at the Donmar Warehouse; the world‐premiere production of Closer at the Royal National Theatre; and Peter NicholsA Day in the Death of Joe Egg, directed by Lawrence Boswell, at the New Ambassadors Theatre. Old Times is first made available to subscribers and donors. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call (212) 719‐1300 for more info.

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