Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall will star in a new Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, opening on November 3. Directed by ten-time Tony winner Mike Nichols, the play begins performances on October 1 at the Barrymore Theatre for a strictly limited run through January 5, 2014.
Betrayal tells the story of married couple Robert (Craig) and Emma (Weisz). Emma has long been having an affair with Robert’s best friend Jerry (Spall). The original production premiered at London’s National Theatre in 1978; the show was last seen on Broadway in 2001. The production will boast scenic design by Ian MacNeil, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Scott Lehrer.
Craig last appeared on Broadway opposite Hugh Jackman in A Steady Rain in 2009; his notable film career includes three James Bond titles, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Infamous, Road to Perdition and Munich.
Academy Award winner Weisz makes her Broadway debut in Betrayal; she starred in the West End production of Suddenly, Last Summer and received an Olivier Award for the 2010 West End revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. Her film credits include The Deep Blue Sea, The Constant Gardener, Oz the Great and Powerful, The Bourne Legacy, The Whistleblower and The Lovely Bones.
Spall also makes his Broadway debut with Betrayal; he most recently starred on stage at the Duke of York's in Constellations (Olivier nomination for Best Actor) and appeared on screen in Prometheus, Life of Pi, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Anonymous and One Day.