Fall 2013 Broadway Guide
by Whitney Spaner, 08/28/2013
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A woman sleeps with her husband's best friend and later reveals the affair. Sounds like typical daytime television fodder, but make no mistake: Betrayal is hardly a Lifetime movie. Nobel Prize winner Harold Pinter penned the play in 1978, and in this revival, Mike Nichols directs two of the biggest, most acclaimed stars on Broadway this season: real-life Hollywood couple (and Academy Award winners) Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig, who portray the troubled husband and wife. (Fellow British actor Rafe Spall is the backstabbing best friend.) The play unfolds in reverse chronological order, and as each terse scene progresses, more secrets are revealed. It's a lurid tabloid story with the technical sheen of a postgraduate literature class.
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St. Previews start October 1; opens October 27.