Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall will take their Broadway bows in Betrayal earlier than expected. The new production of Harold Pinter’s 1978 drama will open officially on October 27, one week earlier than their initially scheduled opening night date of November 3. Directed by 10-time Tony winner Mike Nichols, Betrayal begins performances October 1 and is scheduled to play a limited engagement through January 5, 2014.
Betrayal tells the story of Robert (Craig) and Emma (Weisz), a married couple with trouble brewing under the surface. Unbeknownst to Robert, Emma has been having a long-time affair with his best friend Jerry (Spall), who is also married. Betrayal premiered at London’s National Theatre in 1978 before opening on Broadway in 1980 starring Blythe Danner as Emma, Roy Scheider as Robert and Raul Julia as Jerry.
The new production will include scenic design by Ian MacNeil, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Scott Lehrer.