Eve Best & Kelly Reilly Will Join Clive Owen in OLD TIMES During Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Eve Best will star as "Anna" and Olivier Award nominee Kelly Reilly will star as "Kate" opposite Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Clive Owen as "Deeley" in Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season production of Old Times by Harold Pinter, directed by Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge.
Old Times will begin preview performances on Thursday, September 17, 2015, and open officially on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
Eve Best returns to Broadway following her Tony nominated turns in The Homecoming directed by Daniel Sullivan and Moon for the Misbegotten opposite Kevin Spacey. She has also appeared in The King's Speech and "Nurse Jackie."
Kelly Reilly has twice been nominated at the Olivier Awards. In 2004 she was nominated in the category of Best Actress for After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse, and in 2008 was again nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal of Desdemona in Othello. Kelly is currently filming "True Detective" for HBO.
Clive Owen makes his Broadway debut in Old Times, the unsettling drama of desire and blurred realities by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. Owen is Deeley, a man quite looking forward to meeting Anna, his wife Kate's friend from long ago. But as the night goes on, Anna's visit quickly shifts from an ordinary sharing of memories to a quiet battle for power. Douglas Hodge, a frequent performer and director of Pinter's works, directs the haunting and passionate revival.
Roundabout has a longstanding relationship with Harold Pinter, having produced ten productions of his work since 1971, including: The Caretaker starring Patrick Stewart, Kyle MacLachlan and Aidan Gillen (2003); Betrayal starring Juliette Binoche, Liev Schreiber and John Slattery (2000), which received a Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Play; the American premiere of Ashes to Ashes starring Lindsay Duncan and David Strathairn (1999); the American premiere of Moonlight starring Jason Robards and Blythe Danner (1995); No Man's Land starring Christopher Plummer and Jason Robards (1994); The Homecoming starring Roy Dotrice and Lindsay Crouse (1991); Old Times starring Jane Alexander, Anthony Hopkins and Marsha Mason (1984); The Caretaker (1982 and 1973); and The Lover (1972).
The design team will be announced shortly.
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Photo of Eve Best Courtesy of NBC