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Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall for Broadway revival of Betrayal


Story by Jack Foley

DANIEL Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall are heading to Broadway for a revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.

The British trio will play a limited 14-week engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, commencing performances from October 1, 2013 and closing them on January 5, 2014. The official opening night is set for November 3.

Widely regarded as one of Pinter’s finest, the semi-autobiographical Betrayalwas inspired by the writer’s own extra-marital affair and uses reverse chronology to examine the dynamics of a seven-year clandestine relationship of the wife of a London publisher with his best friend and literary agent, who is also married.

Real-life couple Craig and Weisz will play the husband and wife, with Spall as the interloper.

Ten-time Tony Award winner Mike Nichols will direct, in what looks set to become one of Broadway’s hottest autumn/winter tickets.

Craig was last seen on Broadway opposite Hugh Jackman in the sell out run of A Steady Rain in 2009 but both Weisz and Spall will be making their Broadway debuts.

Weisz, though, has worked extensively on the London stage, notably winning a 2010 Olivier Award for best actress as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Spall, too, has extensive West End experience and was recently nominated for an Olivier for his role in the Royal Court and West End transfer production of Nick Payne’s Constellations. On the big screen, his recent credits include Prometheus, Life of Pi and I Give It A Year, which marked his first big screen leading role.