Tony Award-winning producer Scott Rudin (The Book of Mormon, The Testament of Mary, Death of a Salesman) brings the new staging to Broadway under the direction of Tony and Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols (Death of a Salesman, Spamalot, The Real Thing). It will officially open Oct. 27 for a limited, 14-week engagement through Jan. 5, 2014.
Real-life couple Weisz and Craig portray on-stage married couple Emma and Robert, respectively. Spall portrays Jerry, Robert's best friend.
According to producers, "Emma (Weisz) is married to Robert (Craig), a publisher, but she has long had an affair with Jerry (Spall), a literary agent and Robert's best friend; as, in a brilliant device, time is regained, so the full complexity of their relationships comes to light."
Betrayal has scenic design by Ian MacNeil, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, with sound design and original music by Scott Lehrer of LCD Sound System.
Craig ("Skyfall," "Casino Royale," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") last appeared on Broadway in A Steady Rain. Betrayal marks Weisz's Broadway debut. Her films include "Oz the Great and Powerful," "The Bourne Legacy," "The Constant Gardener" and "The Shape of Things." Spall recently appeared in "Prometheus" and "Life of Pi." He received an Olivier nomination for Constellations.
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