Director Ron Daniels returns to Off-Broadway's Theatre for a New Audience, this time to stage Macbeth, Mar. 9-Apr. 4, officially opening Mar. 14.
Daniels staged Richard II and Richard III in repertory during TFANA's 1997-98 season. B.H. Barry serves as fight director for Shakespeare's bloody tale, which costars Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel. Camp's credits include Jackie on Broadway and Long Day's Journey Into Night at MA's American Repertory Theatre. Marvel has been ubiquitous on New York stages, including Silence, Cunning, Exile; Misalliance, Therese Raquin, Shopping and Fucking and Wendy Wasserstein's last Broadway outing, An American Daughter.
Also in the cast are Graham Brown, Tom Hammond, Reg E. Cathey, Starla Benford, James Farmer, Jonathan Hammond, T.R. Knight, Careena Melia, Stephen Pelinski, Rajika Puri, Daniel J. Shore (R & J) and James Yaegashi.
Daniels directed the New York premiere of One Flea Spare (Public Theatre) and served as associate artistic director at the aforementioned American Repertory Theatre for five years.
Designing this production of Shakespeare's tragedy are Neil Patel (set), Donald Holder (lighting) and Constance Hoffman (costumes). Also this spring at TFANA, director Karin Coonrod (of Arden Party renown) will stage a workshop of Shakespeare's King John, in anticipation of her full production of the play during the 1999-00 season.
In other New Audience news, the company will revive its 1996 mounting of Carlo Gozzi's The Green Bird for a production at London's Barbican Theatre, opening Aug. 22, 1999. Featuring original music by Elliot Goldenthal, The Green Bird was director Julie Taymor's last major project before she turned her attention to another, somewhat better known musical about animals: The Lion King.
For information on Theatre for a New Audience's 20th anniversary season call (212) 354-4660.
-- By David Lefkowitz and Larry Bommer