NBC TV's "Frasier" Kelsey Grammar started off this Broadway season starring as Macbeth in the Shakespearean drama. Now, another NBC TV star, David Alan Basche, will take on the role of his nemesis in The Tragedy of Macbeth at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre for a limited engagement May 5-12. Opening night is May 6.
The Tragedy of Macbeth, an adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, views the downfall of Macbeth from the eyes of the three witches. Taking a look at the old from a new perspective, the production also includes selections from Beethoven.
Basche, who will be playing the role of Macduff, recently starred in the Naked Angels production of David Marshall Grant's SnakeBit. Some may also remember his performance opposite Eli Wallach in the original New York production of Visiting Mr. Green at the Union Square Theatre. Television viewers will recognize him as the man who married not only a woman but her family as well in the sitcom "Three Sisters."
The cast also features Ian Kahn, Henry Caplan, Annette Hunt, Casey Lichtman, Steven Majeed, Jack R. Marks, Orville Mendoza, John Moss, David Pendleton, Alysia Reiner, Alicia Sedwick, and Elliot Villar. The design team includes sets by Matthew Maraffi, lighting by Michael Gottlieb, sound design by Mutt and costume design by Meganne George.
For tickets to The Tragedy of Macbeth at The McGinn/Cazale Theatre (above the Promenade,) on Broadway at 76th Street, call (845) 680-6680. — by Ernio Hernandez