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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

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