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Betrayal, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC Show Poster


Ethel Barrymore Theatre

1hr, 30mins (0 Intermissions)

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Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz star in the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's drama.

Theater Info

243 West 47th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

On Sale
Sep 03, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
Jan 05, 2014

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What Is the Story of Betrayal?
Betrayal explores the evolving relationships between three people: Robert, a book publisher; Emma, his wife; and Jerry, a literary agent and Robert’s best friend. Jerry, who was the best man at the couple’s wedding, falls head over heels for Emma at a party, and unbeknownst to Robert (at first), the pair carry on an illicit affair right under his nose. The lovers rent a separate apartment and see each other in the afternoons, even though they are both married with kids (Judith, Jerry’s wife, is never seen in the course of the play). Throughout the next seven years, Emma and Jerry discover they, too, are being deceived, and after the excitement of being in love wears away, they must grapple with the aftermath.


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[Rafe] Spall is, of course, much lesser known than his A-list co-stars, but it is Spall who runs off with the show at its crucial junctures, an imbalance that strikes me as perfect for 'Betrayal,' and, frankly, very much to the credit of these actors.

Review by Chris Jones from The Chicago Tribune

Liquor is the lubrication that keeps each participant from going on a table-flipping screaming rant or utterly collapsing. [Mike] Nichols proves once again—as if anyone needed it—that he is brilliant at stripping away everything that is not the meaning of the play.

Review by Mark Kennedy from Associated Press

[Daniel] Craig is suave and collegial as Robert, a London book publisher. [Rafe] Spall is hungry and rough-edged in a sexually magnetic way as his best friend Jerry, a writers’ agent.

Review by Jeremy Gerard from Bloomberg Businessweek

A respectable stage actor before he became 007, [Daniel Craig] brings the same fierce intensity to talking that he does to zipping across moving trains and zapping supervillains.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times


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Written by
Harold Pinter
Mike Nichols
Set Designer
Ian MacNeil
Costume Designer
Ann Roth
Lighting Designer
Brian MacDevitt
Sound Designer
Scott Lehrer
Original Music
James Murphy