Betrayal starring Daniel Craig already a hit
NEW YORK (AP) - The real-life husband-and-wife team Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz helped propel Betrayal to a Broadway record - and the show hasn't even officially opened yet.
Data released Monday from The Broadway League shows that the first seven previews of the Harold Pinter revival earned US$1.1m (S$1.37m) breaking the Barrymore Theatre's weekly box office record. It took the crown set by the recent revival of Death Of A Salesman, which grossed US$1,066,582 in June 2012.
The two shows share the same director, Mike Nichols, and lead producer, Scott Rudin. More records may fall soon when the show increases to eight performances a week.
It opens Oct 27, when critics have their say. Adding to its pull is that Betrayal is to play only 14 weeks, through Jan 5.