Betrayal (Broadway)
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Betrayal (Broadway)

Betrayal (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(445 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Intelligent, Great staging

About the Show

Harold Pinter's classic play, which tells the story of an extra-marital affair in reverse order, comes to Broadway starring Tom Hiddleston ('The Avengers'), Zawe Ashton ('Velvet Buzzsaw'), and Charlie Cox ('Daredevil').

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982 Reviews | 343 Followers
Overrated, Outdated, Disappointing, Spare, Slow

See it if you love Pinter revivals. It's stylishly barebones. Belongs in a sm setting. Acting is fine. It's slow/long. Horrible story abt selfish peo.

Don't see it if you don't care abt spoiled rich people. No one is likable. Love seems to only be lust. Action drags!Cut line abt "itch" to "bash" wife. Ugh!

891 Reviews | 259 Followers
Delightful, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy well-written plays where every word is important and the actors deliver every syllable and expression perfectly in great staging.

Don't see it if you want these actors to be what you have seen in recent movies - here it is not about the actions but listening to the action they describe

716 Reviews | 157 Followers
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if fan of Pinter and this play, have never seen this play before, fan of Hiddleston and Cox, dazzling direction, stunning performances

Don't see it if not a fan of Pinter or this play, upset by mild audience adoration of stars, uncomfortable with adultery, secrets & plot told in reverse

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
Edgy, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want to see good actors working with a great script. Subtle and thrilling moments.

Don't see it if you don't like thinking while you watch a play.

650 Reviews | 284 Followers
Beautifully acted play about the insidious nature of extramarital affairs; even not top shelf pinter is better than most plays on/off broadway

See it if Pinter is lapidarian in constructing dialog; precisely constructed world that is incestuous & filled w secrets & 2x dealing; expertly acted

Don't see it if good but not Pinter's best; not dramatic, essentially displays class of arts-related people who use adultery to relieve their boredom Read more

677 Reviews | 190 Followers
Stylish, Absorbing, Great acting, Spartan, Intelligent

See it if u want to see an elegant, brooding, sparsely-staged, expertly-acted, emotionally complex Pinter drama about truth & deception & infidelity.

Don't see it if u prefer ur love-triangle dramas full of mushy sentiment & histrionics (or superhero excessiveness) vs Pinteresque stiff-upper-lip stoicism.

688 Reviews | 116 Followers
Great writing, Intense, Slow, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Pinter's mid-career masterwork rendered in a heightened if somewhat muted mode Extremely well acted though Ashton's Emma is a little brittle

Don't see it if Despite the production's total domination by directorial concept - slow stage revolves, no set, muted gray tonal lighting, it's first rate

511 Reviews | 729 Followers
Intelligent, Slow, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if your a fan of this cast, including Tom Hiddleston, or you like dramas about complicated relationships.

Don't see it if you need a pick-me-up or like something quickly paced and with lots of action. This is a slow, quiet show with minimal movement.

Critic Reviews (35)

The New York Times
September 5th, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "Tom Hiddleston in a Love Triangle Undone by ‘Betrayal’: Mr. Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox portray three friends in flux in Jamie Lloyd’s revelatory interpretation of a Harold Pinter classic."
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Time Out New York
September 5th, 2019

3/5 Stars "Pinter's bone-dry, stiff-lipped tale of infidelity relies upon the audience's faith: It effectively asks that we take its word that these characters are interesting, and invest in them accordingly. But what if we don't? What if these three people...what if they merely bore us?"
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New York Magazine / Vulture
September 5th, 2019

"A High-Powered New 'Betrayal'"
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The Hollywood Reporter
September 5th, 2019

"Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox play the three points of Harold Pinter's adulterous triangle in Jamie Lloyd's superb production from London."
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Entertainment Weekly
September 5th, 2019

B+ "Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox, and Zawe Ashton command a smart, stripped down 'Betrayal'"
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September 5th, 2019

"The impeccable London revival of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal,” with Hiddleston, Charlie Cox, and Zawe Ashton, transfers to Broadway."
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The Wall Street Journal
September 5th, 2019

"Pinter Without Pauses: The latest Broadway production of the play is drawing sellout crowds thanks to its star power—but not because of any dramatic excitement."
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The Observer
September 17th, 2019

"Stylish, earnest, but off-the-mark... Director Jamie Lloyd and the cast decided to drag Pinter's subtext out of the shadows and plop it center stage...It's the fanciest acting class in the world, getting Pinter wrong."
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