Tom Hiddleston will be performing on Broadway for the first time ever in the New York transfer of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.
The smash hit went on an extended run in London’s West End earlier this year. Now, the play is expected to take New York to a storm with the original cast reprising their roles on the Broadway stage. Along with Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox are the staring leads.
The adultery drama was artfully written back in 1978. It has since taken the stage in numerous occasions with the Broadway adaptation as its latest one. It uses reverse chronology to portray the seven-year-long love triangle between a publisher, his art gallery curator wife, and his literary agent best friend.
It is considered as the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, Pinter’s best works. The events in the chronicle are indirectly inspired by the writer’s own experiences with extramarital affairs.
Demetrios Matheou from The Hollywood Reporter reviewed Betrayal in London as “a brave, sexy, at times emotionally intense, bravura production.”
The producer of the Broadway transfer said in a statement: “Watching this remarkable cast bring new life to Harold Pinter’s greatest work has been one of the most gratifying and exciting experiences of my life in the theater,”
“I am thrilled that American audiences will have the chance to witness their stunning performances.” The play will be shown for 17 weeks after it officially opens on September 5 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Previews are expected on August 14.
Hiddleston is also set to reprise his role as the Norse deity of mischief, Loki in a new series for Disney+.
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.