Tickets on Sale for Kenneth Branagh Macbeth; Park Avenue Armory Announces 2014 Season Details

By Adam Hetrick
12 Dec 2013

Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
Photo by Johan Persson

Tickets are now on sale for the U.S. premiere of Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh's immersive staging of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, featuring Branagh in the title role, which will begin performances in May 2014.

Running May 31-June 22, 2014, the production was mounted at the Manchester International Festival in July and will be re-imagined for the Armory presentation.

Branagh will be joined onstage by Alex Kingston as Lady Macbeth. The production will mark both of the actors' New York stage debuts.

Also planned are a series of performances from the British Indie band The xx, which will take place March 19-29; and the previously announced New York premiere of The Passenger, Mieczyslaw Weinberg's 1968 opera about the Holocaust, performed by the Houston Grand Opera and directed by David Pountney, July 10-13, 2014, also at the Armory. It is co-produced with the Lincoln Center Festival.



An immersive staging of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion will be offered Oct. 7-8. According to the Armory, "Modeled after the unique configuration of the Berlin Philharmonie, where the audience surrounds the performers, Peter Sellars' arresting production, which he terms a 'ritualization,' is part of an eight-day residency in Oct. 2014 for the Berliner Philharmoniker in New York."

Artist Douglas Gordon and pianist Hélène Grimaud will collaborate on tears become... streams become..., which will be presented Dec. 9, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015. The Armory's recital series will include pianist Igor Levit, the FLUX Quartet, cellist István Várdai and soprano Anna Lucia Richter.

The Park Avenue Armory is located at 643 Park Avenue. For more information and tickets, visit ArmoryOnPark.org.