A Roundabout Theatre Company spokesperson could not confirm a press report linking Liev Schreiber and Alec Baldwin to the upcoming production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal. The Pinter play is scheduled to run at the American Airlines Theatre beginning Oct. 20.
A Daily Variety item reported that Schreiber, show starred in Hamlet Off-Broadway last fall, would play the husband's best friend in the classic tale of reversed chronology. Betrayal, a drama involving marital infidelity and Pinter's keen observations about the dynamics of human relationships, tells the story of a couple's relationship from the present all the way back to their first encounter.
As reported earlier, Roundabout is presenting Betrayal, after having canceled this season's originally scheduled run of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms. Both productions have been assigned to director David Leveaux.
Director David Leveaux, who recently worked on the Broadway production of The Real Thing, was scheduled to helm the Roundabout production of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms at the American Airlines Theatre. It would have been the third time Leveaux has directed an O'Neill play on Broadway. The venture fell apart, however, after Mary-Louise Parker left the show to stay with Broadway-bound Proof. The Roundabout production of Desire was scheduled to run at the American Airlines Theatre directly after the The Man Who Came to Dinner, which currently stars Nathan Lane and Jean Smart.
Schreiber's many film credits include "Hamlet," "The Daytrippers" and "Walking and Talking." Baldwin last appeared on a New York stage in Macbeth at the Public Theater.