Betrayal News and Updates
The revival of “Betrayal”, originally premiering at London’s National Theatre in 1978, broke a box office record (previously held by “Death of a Salesman”) bringing in $1,100,818 in its first seven preview shows that began October 1. Like “Salesman”, the Broadway return of “Betrayal” is star-studded; the cast is led by Daniel Craig and wife, both on and off stage, Rachel Weisz.
Running for just 14 short weeks at the Barrymore Theatre
in New York, Betrayal tickets are in high demand. There will be eight performances each week, with two shows on Wednesday and Saturday, but none on Sundays. The most expensive shows fall around the Christmas holiday. Closing night Betrayal tickets are averaging $287, $46 less than productions average.
The short-lived play will officially open on October 27 and continue until January 5, 2014. The Harold Pinter revival is directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner, Mike Nichols. The original Pinter masterpiece won the 1979 Olivier Award for Best New Play. Emma, played by Rachel Weisz, is married to Robert, played by Daniel Craig, but is having an affair with his best friend Jerry played by Rafe Spall. The trio’s relationship plays out on stage with many scenes in reverse chronological order. This is the third time the show has played Broadway, previously in 1980 and 2000.