Complete Casting Announced for Cuccioli-Robins Macbeth

News   Complete Casting Announced for Cuccioli-Robins Macbeth Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Macbeth at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
Robert Cuccioli, with the late Nell Carter
Robert Cuccioli, with the late Nell Carter

As previously announced, Robert Cuccioli and Laila Robins will head the cast as, respectively, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. They will be joined onstage by Michael Stewart Allen as Banquo, Gregory Derelian as Macduff, Eric Hoffmann as Porter, Caralyn Kozlowski as A Witch and Raphael Nash Thompson as Duncan. The company also includes Leon Addison Brown, Austin Colaluca, Chloe Colaluca, Jimonn Cole, Dennis Ferenchick, Alexander Haynes, Duncan Hazard, Steven Jayson, Roderick Lapid, Melissa T. Miller, Seth D. Rabinowitz, Michael Rossmy, Brian Schilb, Aaron Shipp, Corey Tazmania and Doug West. Bonnie J. Monte directs the Shakespearean work, which plays the New Jersey theatre Oct. 19-Nov. 19. The creative team comprises costume designer Frank Champa, sound designer Richard M. Dionne, lighting designer Brenda Gray, set designer Michael Schweikardt and fight director Rick Sordelet.

Robins, recently on Broadway in Frozen, and Cuccioli, last seen at Paper Mill in Guys and Dolls, have appeared at the New Jersey company before. Macbeth will mark Robins' ninth show there, and the fifth production for Cuccioli. However, Macbeth will be the first time the two have shared the Madison stage. Robins and Cuccioli have acted together elsewhere—at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theatre in Anthony and Cleopatra, and at Princeton's McCarter Theatre in Fiction.

Macbeth will play Tuesday through Sundays at the theatre's Main Stage in Madison, NJ. For tickets call (973) 408-5600; visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org for more information.

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