The multimedia production will feature live actors alongside Baldwin (cast as Hamlet's father), who will be represented on screen in 3D. The creators will film his performance this summer. His filming schedule on "30 Rock" precludes him from making the trek to Scotland. Rapp (Rent) and Underwood (Equus) will alternate in the title role with Mulgrew (Tea at Five) as Gertrude.
The New York based theatre company Fundamental Theater Project is behind the new production. Baldwin and Mulgrew previously appeared in a one-night-only staged reading of Hamlet for the troupe last November, which also featured James Rado, Zozia Mamet, Scott Adsit and Robert Zukerman.
The goal is to use Hamlet to reflect "a younger generation that's lost in Europe and the US right now, over-educated but lost in translation a little bit, looking for a job amidst all this corruption. With everything in the Middle East right now – what's our role? What do we do? Do we take action?"
The troupe is also at work raising funds to make the journey to Edinburgh; visit FundamentalTheaterProject.