Betrayal to open on Broadway one week early
The Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz (Broadway debut) and Rafe Spall (Broadway debut), with direction by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols, will open on Broadway 27 Oct 2013, one week earlier than originally announced.
The production, originally scheduled to open at the Barrymore Theatre on 03 Nov 2013, will still begin previews on 01 Oct 2013, and play a strictly limited 14 week engagement through to 05 Jan 2014.
In Betrayal, Emma (Rachel Weisz) is married to Robert (Daniel Craig), a publisher, but she has long had an affair with Jerry (Rafe 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.
Harold Pinter's Betrayal premiered on Broadway in 1980. Directed by Peter Hall it starred Roy Scheider as 'Robert,' Blythe Danner as 'Emma' and Raul Julia as 'Jerry.'
It was revived in 2000, directed by David Leveaux, and starred John Slattery as 'Robert,' Juliette Binoche as 'Emma' and Liev Schreiber as 'Jerry.'
The creative team features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design is by Scott Lehrer.
Betrayal is being produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin.
Daniel Craig (Robert) returns to Broadway for the first time since starring opposite 'Hugh Jackman' in 'A Steady Rain' in 2009. Last year, Craig returned as "James Bond" for the third time, in the critically acclaimed box office smash "Skyfall."
Rachel Weisz (Emma) will make her Broadway debut in Betrayal. Weisz received a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "The Constant Gardener" in 2005. In 2012, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea." Weisz currently stars as "Evanora" in Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful," opposite James Franco and Michelle Williams. Her recent film credits include Tony Gilroy's The "Bourne Legacy," the indie political drama "The Whistleblower," Jim Sheridan's thriller "Dream House" (opposite Daniel Craig), as well as David Hare's "Page Eight" alongside Bill Nighy and Ralph Fiennes, for the BBC.
Rafe Spall (Jerry) will make his Broadway debut in Betrayal. He has most recently been seen on stage at the Royal Court and then at the Duke of York's in 'Constellations' opposite Sally Hawkins, for which he has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor. In 2012, Spall appeared in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" alongside Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, as well as in Ang Lee's award-winning film, "Life of Pi."
Harold Pinter (Playwright) wrote twenty-nine plays including 'The Birthday Party,' 'The Caretaker,' 'The Homecoming' and 'Betrayal'; twenty-one screenplays including "The Servant," "The Go-Between," "The French Lieutenant's Woman" and "Sleuth"; and directed twenty-seven theatre productions, including James Joyce's "Exiles," David Mamet's "Oleanna," seven plays by Simon Gray, and many of his own plays, including his last, 'Celebration,' paired with his first, 'The Room,' at The Almeida Theatre, London in the spring of 2000. In 2005 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Other awards include the Companion of Honour for services to Literature, the Légiond'Honneur, the Laurence Olivier Award, and the Molièred'Honneur for lifetime achievement. In 1999 he was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature.
Mike Nichols Broadway directing credits include 'Barefoot in the Park,' 'Luv,' 'The Odd Couple,' 'Plaza Suite,' 'The Prisoner of Second Avenue,' 'The Real Thing,' 'Spamalot' and 'Death of a Salesman,' each of which has garnered him a Tony Award for Best Director. He additionally won Tony Awards for his productions of both 'The Real Thing' and 'Annie.' His film credits include "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "The Graduate" (Academy Award for Best Director), "Catch 22," "Carnal Knowledge," "Silkwood" and many more. For HBO he directed "Wit" and "Angels in America" (2001 and 2004 Emmy Awards for Direction of a Miniseries/Movie). In 2010, Nichols received the AFI Life Achievement Award.
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