Broadway Revival of Betrayal, With Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall, Opens Oct. 27
By Adam Hetrick
The Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's time-bending drama Betrayal, starring Daniel Craig, Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz and Olivier nominee Rafe Spall, officially opens Oct. 27 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Tony and Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols (Death of a Salesman, Spamalot, The Real Thing) stages the intimate drama that began previews Oct. 1 for a limited, 14-week engagement through Jan. 5, 2014.
Tony Award-winning producer Scott Rudin (The Book of Mormon, The Testament of Mary, Death of a Salesman) brings the new staging to Broadway.
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."
Also featured in the cast is Stephen DeRosa. Understudies are Antony Hagopian, Lucy Taylor and Alex Moggridge.
Betrayal has scenic design by Ian MacNeil, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, with sound design by Scott Lehrer and original music by James Murphy 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.
Pinter's 1978 drama travels in reverse dramatic order as it explores a hidden love affair. It premiered on Broadway in 1979 with Blythe Danner, Raul Julia and Roy Scheider. A 2000 revival featured Juliette Binoche, Liev Schreiber and John Slattery.
For tickets phone (212) 239-6200, or visit Telecharge.com. The Barrymore Theatre is located at 243 West 47th Street.
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