Three U.K.-based actors will make their Broadway debuts in a new revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal. The production, directed by Jamie Lloyd, will star Tom Hiddleston (the Avengers series), Charlie Cox (Daredevil), and Zawe Ashton (Wanderlust), reprising their performances from the West End staging earlier this year in London.
Performances will begin August 14 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (home to The Ferryman until July 7). The 17-week limited engagement, produced by Lloyd's production company and Ambassador Theatre Group, will officially open September 5.
Betrayal, charting in reverse chronological order the marriage between Robert (Hiddleston) and Emma (Ashton) and Emma's affair with Robert's friend Jerry (Cox), premiered at London's National Theatre in 1978. It first played Broadway in 1980 at the Trafalgar Theatre (now the Nederlander). It has since been revived twice, most recently in 2013 with Rafe Spall and husband-and-wife duo Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz.
The current staging officially opened in London in March as part of the Pinter at the Pinter season. It marked Hiddleston's return to the London stage following an Olivier-winning breakout performance in Cymbeline, as well as Shakespeare's Othello, Coriolanus, and Hamlet.
Completing the cast is Eddie Arnold as the Waiter. The production also features sets and costumes by Soutra Gilmour, lighting by Jon Clark, and sound design and original music by Ben and Max Ringham. Casting is by Jim Carnahan, CSA.