Tickets for BETRAYAL with Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz On Sale Tonight
Tickets for Harold Pinter's Betrayal, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols, are set to go on sale tonight at 12:01 AM. Tickets will be available at www.telecharge.com or by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200.
BETRAYAL will begin performances on Tuesday, October 1 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 27. Betrayal is a strictly limited engagement, running 14 weeks only, through January 5, 2014.
BETRAYAL originally premiered at London's National Theatre in 1978 and was immediately hailed as one of Pinter's masterworks, winning the 1979 Olivier Award for Best New Play. 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.
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 Skyfall. In 2011, Craig starred in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher. Craig's earlier film credits include Love Is The Devil, Road to Perdition, Layer Cake,Infamous, and Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated film Munich. Craig's additional theatre credits include leading roles inHurlyburly with the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic, Angels in America at The National Theatre, and A Number at the Royal Court, opposite Michael Gambon.
Rachel Weisz (Emma) will make her Broadway debut in Betrayal. Weisz received overwhelming critical praise and a Screen Actors Guild Award, 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 highly acclaimed performance in Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea. Her performance also earned her Best Actress awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Toronto Film Critics Association. Weisz recently starred as Evanora in Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful, opposite James Franco and Michelle Williams. Her additional 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. Previous film credits include Stealing Beauty; Swept from the Sea; I Want You; The Land Girls; The Mummy; The Mummy Returns; Enemy at the Gates; About a Boy; Runaway Jury; Confidence; Constantine; The Fountain; My Blueberry Nights; Fred Claus; The Brothers Bloom; Definitely, Maybe; Agora; and The Lovely Bones. Weisz won the 2010 Olivier Award for her performance as Blanche DuBois in the West End revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. She received critical acclaim for Focus Features' The Shape of Things, which also marked her first venture into producing. She had previously starred in writer/director Neil LaBute's staging of his play of the same name in both London and New York. Her performance in Sean Mathias' U.K. staging of Noël Coward's Design for Living garnered her the London Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Newcomer. She also starred in the West End production of Suddenly, Last Summer, also directed by Mathias.
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 was 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. Earlier this year, Spall starred in the lead role in Working Title's romantic comedy, I Give It a Year, which will be released in the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures. Spall's earlier film credits include Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Anonymous, and One Day. Spall's other theatre credits include Just a Bloke at the Royal Court, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Michael Grandage's production of John Gabriel Borkman at the Donmar Warehouse, and If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet at The Bush. For television, Spall has starred as the lead in Channel 4's popular comedy "Pete Versus Life," as well as in "The Shadow Line" and "Desperate Romantics."
Harold Pinter (Playwright) (1930-2008) 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 Légion d'Honneur, the Laurence Olivier Award, and the Molière d'Honneur for lifetime achievement. In 1999 he was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. He received honorary degrees from eighteen universities.
Mike Nichols (Director) has been one of the leading directors of stage and screen for more than 40 years. His 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;Heartburn; Working Girl; Postcards From The Edge; Regarding Henry; Wolf; The Birdcage; Primary Colors; Closer; and Charlie Wilson's War; and, for HBO, "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.
Ian MacNeil (Scenic design) Shows in New York include: Billy Elliot the Musical, Festen, An Inspector Calls, Via Dolorosa (all Broadway), and Far Away (Off-Broadway). Shows in London includePlasticine and A Number (Royal Court); Vernon God Little, Afore Night Comes, and Tintin (Young Vic); and Machinal and The Amen Corner (National Theatre). Awards include: Evening Standard Award (two), Laurence Olivier Award (two), London Drama Critics Circle Award, Tony Award, and New York Drama Desk Award.
Ann Roth (Costume design) Theatre includes Hurlyburly, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Singin' in the Rain, The Odd Couple, Waiting for Godot, Death of a Salesman, The Best Man, The Testament of Mary, I'll Eat You Last, The Nance (Tony Award). Tony nominations: The Crucifer of Blood, The Royal Family, Present Laughter, The House of Blue Leaves, and The Book of Mormon. Films includeExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Midnight Cowboy, The Day of the Locust (BAFTA), Hair, Working Girl, Sabrina, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Birdcage, The English Patient (Academy Award),The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain, The Stepford Wives, The Village, Closer, The Hours, The Reader, Mamma Mia, and Julie & Julia. Television includes "Angels in America" and "MildrEd Pierce." In 2000, Roth received the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award.
Brian MacDevitt (Lighting design) Recent shows include The Book of Mormon (West End), The Enchanted Island and Le Comte Ory at the Met, Death of a Salesman, The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), The House of Blue Leaves, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Fences, A Behanding in Spokane, Race, and Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Tony Award). He has also received Tony Awards for Into the Woods, The Pillowman, and The Coast of Utopia. Dance credits include designs for Merce Cunningham's Nearly Ninety, the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Tere O'Connor Dance, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and Nancy Bannon. MacDevitt is a member of Naked Angels, and a faculty member at the University of Maryland.
James Murphy (Original Music) Grammy-nominated singer and multi-instrumentalist best known for his acclaimed electronic group, LCD Soundsystem. LCD's final show on April 2, 2011 at New York's Madison Square Garden made headlines worldwide and marked a triumphant end to a band that had successfully carved their own path against the tide of the modern music industry. James provided the original soundtrack for the 2010 film Greenberg by acclaimed director Noah Baumbach, and recently produced Shut Up and Play the Hits, a feature length film chronicling LCD Soundsystem's farewell show. Betrayal marks his Broadway debut.
Scott Lehrer (Sound design) received the first Tony Award for sound for the Lincoln Center Theater revival of South Pacific and did sound for Mike Nichols' production of Death of a Salesman(Tony nomination). Recent work: The Guardsman (Kennedy Center), Richard Nelson's Apple Family plays (The Public), Lucky Guy, Chaplin (Drama Desk Award), Cotton Club Parade, That Championship Season, Women on the Verge, Finian's Rainbow, A View From the Bridge (Tony nomination), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Tony nomination), and the revival of Chicago on Broadway and over 40 City Center Encores. Music engineer/producer projects include Loudon Wainwright's Grammy winning High Wide and Handsome, Judy Kuhn's All This Happiness and Meredith Monk'smercy.
Photo Credit: Brigette Lacombe