The Roundabout Theatre Company has extended Betrayal’s run at the American Airlines Theatre by one week, through Feb. 4, due to strong box office and good reviews.
Starring Juliette Binoche, Liev Schreiber and John Slattery, the revival opened on Nov. 14 at the American Airlines Theatre. The show began previews in the Roundabout Theatre Company production Oct. 20.
As reported earlier, Pinter's classic of reversed chronology is a razor sharp drama involving marital infidelity and the playwright's keen observations about the dynamics of human relationships. It tells the story of a couple's relationship from the present all the way back to their first encounter.
Schreiber starred, unscathed, as Hamlet in a much-reviled Public Theater production last season. Other credits include In the Summer House and numerous film roles. Binoche won an Oscar for her performance in "The English Patient," and has appeared in many other films, including "The Unbearable Lightness of Being." The French actress made her British theatre debut in 1998 as Ersilia Dei in the Almeida's production of Pirandello's Naked. She appeared on stage as Nina in The Seagull at the Theatre de l'Odeon in Paris. Slattery has appeared in many plays on and Off-Broadway, including Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain and Night and Her Stars. Director Leveaux, who recently worked on the Broadway production of The Real Thing counts the Broadway productions of the O'Neill plays Anna Christie with Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson (Tony Award for Best Revival) and A Moon for the Misbegotten (Tony nomination for Outstanding Direction) among his credits. For the Royal Shakespeare Company, Leveaux directed 'Tis Pity She's a Whore and Romeo and Juliet. For the Royal National Theatre, Leveaux directed Strindberg's The Father. Since 1993, he has been artistic director of Theatre Project Tokyo, Japan, where other productions included Yukio Mishima's Modern Noh Plays, The Changeling, Hedda Gabler and Mishima's version of Jean Cocteau's Two Headed Eagle.
Roundabout Theatre Company’s pre-show discussions during the run of Betrayal continue every Tuesday until the show closes. As reported earlier, same day ticket-holders can avail themselves of this offer, which entitles them to attend the discussion groups in the Penthouse Lobby of the American Airlines Theatre.
The discussions are moderated by members of Roundabout’s education staff, lead by Margaret Salvante, Roundabout's education director.
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