Can there ever be enough of the Scottish play? Macbeth, already on Broadway with Kelsey Grammar and Diane Venora in the lead roles, will get another limited run, this time at Connecticut's Long Wharf Theatre June 15-25, with Antony Sher as the Thane.
Having played at London's Young Vic through June 3, the production has received strong reviews, especially for Sher and his Lady, Harriet Walter. Gregory Doran directs the tale of ambition leading to murder leading to madness.
Joining Sher and Walter are Ken Bones (Banquo), John Dougall (Malcolm), Trevor Martin (Duncan), Paul Webster (Ross) and Stephen Noonan (The Porter).
Sher was last seen in the United States as painter Stanley Spencer in Stanley at Broadway's Circle in the Square. He was universally acclaimed (and wrote a book on his experiences) as Shakespeare's Richard the Third. In 2000, he received an Olivier nomination for his portrayal of Leontes in The Winter's Tale.
Macbeth will run as part of the Long Wharf's International Festival of Arts and Ideas. For information on the Long Wharf Theatre, call (203) 787-4282 or visit them on the web at at http://www.longwharf.org. The Internatinal Festival of Arts and Ideas is on the web at http://www.artidea.org. Other Shakespeare plays include Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet and The Comedy of Errors.