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The three-character play will mark the Broadway debut for Reilly, who is currently filming season two of HBO’s True Detective and has appeared in films including Flight, Calvary and Guy RItchie‘s Sherlock Holmes franchise. The English actress has twice been nominated for an Olivier Award for her work on the London stage, in After Miss Julie (2004) and Othello (2008).
Olivier-winning London stage regular Best, whose screen appearances include The King’s Speech and Nurse Jackie, returns to Broadway after previously being seen in the 2007 revival of Eugene O’Neill‘s A Moon for the Misbegotten, opposite Kevin Spacey; and the following year in a revival of Pinter’s The Homecoming. Both those roles earned her Tony nominations.
Douglas Hodge, who has extensive experience with Pinter’s cryptic works, both as an actor and a director, will stage the unsettling 1971 play about desire and blurred realities. The drama follows the quiet battle for power as husband and wife Deeley and Kate are visited by Anna, a friend of hers from long ago.
Owen will play Deeley, with Reilly as Kate and Best as Anna. Old Times begins previews Sept. 17 at the American Airlines Theatre in a limited engagement that officially opens on Oct. 6.
The production is part of Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season, which will also include Keira Knightley in Helen Edmundson‘s new adaptation of Therese Raquin; a revival of the Michael Frayn backstage farce Noises Off, with Andrea Martin; Stephen Karam‘s new play The Humans; and Laura Benanti and Josh Radnor in a revival of the musical She Loves Me, by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock.
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