Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Rafe Spall to Star in Broadway Revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal
The drama, directed by Mike Nichols, will begin previews October 1 at the Barrymore Theatre.
Daniel Craig (A Steady Rain), Academy and Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz (A Streetcar Named Desire), and Olivier Award nominee Rafe Spall (Constellations) will star in an upcoming Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's drama, Betrayal. The production, directed by multiple Tony Award winner Mike Nichols (Death of a Salesman), will begin performances at the Barrymore Theatre on October 1 in advance of a November 3 opening. Scott Rudin produces the run, which will conclude on January 5, 2014.
Written in 1978 and told using reverse chronology, Betrayal follows the love triangle of Emma (Weisz), who is married to Robert (Craig), but has been carrying on a long-term love affair with Jerry (Spall), Robert's best friend. The work won the 1979 Olivier Award for Best New Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play (foreign). It was last seen on Broadway in 2000 in a production that starred Liev Schreiber, Juliette Binoche, and John Slattery.
The creative team includes scenic design by Ian MacNeil, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, and sound design by Scott Lehrer.
Weisz received the Olivier and the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for her performance as Blanche DuBois in Rob Ashford's revival of A Streetcar Named Desire for the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. Her stage credits also include Suddenly, Last Summer and Design for Living. On screen, her work includes The Mummy, About a Boy, and The Constant Gardener, for which she received the Oscar, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors' Guild Awards.
Craig has been seen on Broadway in A Steady Rain, and on the London stage in Hurlyburly, A Number, and Angels in America. Best known for his film performances as James Bond, he has appeared in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and the most recent Bond film, Skyfall.
Spall starred in the 2012 Royal Court production of Constellations, which subsequently transferred to London's West End and for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. His stage credits also include Just a Bloke, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, John Gabriel Borkman, and If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet. He has appeared in the films Prometheus, Life of Pi, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz, among others.
Pinter is the author of plays including The Homecoming, The Birthday Party, and The Caretaker, as well as 26 others (including Betrayal). He is the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, an Olivier, the Légiond'Honneur, and honorary degrees from 18 universities. Nichols received Tony Awards for his direction of the Broadway productions of Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Real Thing, Spamalot, and Death of a Salesman. He won an Academy Award for his direction of the film The Graduate, and Emmys for directing the HBO film versions of the plays Wit and Angels in America.