By Michael Gioia
08 Jan 2014
|Photo by T. Charles Erickson|
Concluding Jan. 12
Macbeth (Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater). Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff star as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, respectively, in the Lincoln Center Theater Broadway revival of Macbeth, Shakespeare's murderous tale of toil and trouble. Also featured are Tony Award winner Richard Easton as Duncan, Bianca Amato as Lady Macduff, Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James as Banquo, Jonny Orsini as Malcolm, Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata as Macduff, with Tony nominee Malcolm Gets, Tony winner John Glover and Byron Jennings as the three Witches. Completing the cast are Shirine Babb as Macbeth Attendant, John Patrick Doherty as Cathness, Austin Durant as Murderer/Siward, Francesca Faridany as Hecate, Stephanie Fieger as Harpier, Ben Horner as Murderer, Ruy Iskandar as Donalbain, Aaron Krohn as Ross, Jeremiah Maestas as Seyton, Christopher McHale as Old Man/Doctor, Sam Poon as Macduff's Son, Triney Sandoval as Menteith, Nathan Stark as Fleance, Patrick Vaill as Graymalkin, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Young Siward and Derek Wilson as Lennox. Visit LCT.org.
Fun Home (Off-Broadway at The Public Theater). The Jeanine Tesori-Lisa Kron musical Fun Home, based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, features Beth Malone (Alison), Sydney Lucas (Small Alison) and Emily Skeggs (Medium Alison) as author-narrator Bechdel at various stages of her life. It also stars Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris as her father, Bruce Bechdel, and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn as her mother, Helen Bechdel. Fun Home is described as "a fresh, daring new musical based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires." Visit PublicTheater.org.