James Murphy to score Harold Pinter's Betrayal on Broadway

Former LCD Soundsystem frontman will provide music for new production starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall

James Murphy is heading to Broadway. The former LCD Soundsystem bandleader is writing music for a new production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal.

Mike Nichols will direct the production at the Ethel Barrymore theatre in New York, which will have a tiny, star-studded cast: Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig and Rafe Spall. Weisz and Craig – who are married in real life – will also portray a husband and wife on the stage, while Spall will play the part of a friend with whom Weisz's character is having an affair. Previews begin in October.

The only information about Murphy's involvement comes from Playbill, the Broadway magazine, which reports that he will compose original music. Further sound design will come from Tony-winner Scott Lehrer.

Murphy has yet to comment on the production. He seems to have his hands full, "building a studio, DJing a lot … producing the next Arcade Fire record, some Yeah Yeah Yeahs stuff", and designing a soundsystem for the Manchester international festival.

Last week, another former member of LCD Soundsystem revealed a new project. House of Love is a collaboration between LCD's Pat Mahoney and Dennis McNany, best-known for his work with the Juan MacLean. Their first single, Down South, has a snaking beat, skulking strings, and vocals – by Mahoney – that sound an awful lot like David Byrne.


Sean Michaels

The GuardianTramp

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