Betrayal on Broadway: Pics, Review

Harold Pinter’s 1978 play about an adulterous triangle, which is being revived on Broadway starring Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox and Zawe Ashton,  is one of the most accessible and most frequently performed of the plays by Pinter…But I’d be content to see the play once a decade, and I saw the last Broadway revival just six years ago….In that production, director Mike Nichols took many liberties – and, in retrospect, I’m glad he did….The latest version restores the British reserve.  It’s nearly an understatement to call the production minimalist…The cast is perfectly appealing. But their delivery is so slowly paced and at an odd remove – Pinteresque, one might call it – that the humor that’s evident in the script didn’t make it to my seat.

 

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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