"Something Wicked This Way Comes" - Macbeth Fan Night With Alan Cumming

By Carey Purcell
10 Jul 2013

"He was fantastic – intense," said 18-year-old Patrick Mott.

"His rendition of Macduff's anguish was absolutely fantastic," Jeff Mott said. "To be able to do the entire play verbatim like that really gives great credence to his abilities."

Beatrice Mott described the show as, "Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful." 

Victorial Britoli made a return trip to Macbeth – for the fourth time – to attend Fan Night. She said each performance by Cumming had been a different experience.



"It's different every time," she said. "The gestures, the intonations, the inflections here and there. He switches it up every time."

Bitrioli and her daughter were so affected by Cumming's performance that they both had the question, "When shall we three meet again?" tattooed onto their arms. After waiting at the stage door for Cumming, he took a photo of them and posted it on his Twitter.

"We were screaming," she said. "It was the most amazing thing. It was just wonderful."

Cumming's devotion to his fans was demonstrated in various ways, such as when he appeared at the box office to hand out tickets to audience members purchasing rush tickets to the show. He also recorded a video blog called "The Cumming Attraction," filming his time backstage and in between performances.

"I've been really impressed by the way Ken Davenport and his team had this great, social media, thinking outside the box way to sell the show," Cumming said. "They've been able to attract a much younger audience than any Broadway show I've been in."

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