Patrick Stewart to Take his Macbeth to the U.S.

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01 Oct 2007

Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart

Stage and screen actor Patrick Stewart is scheduled to take his Macbeth to the Brooklyn Academy of Music next year.

According to the Daily Mail, Rupert Goold's acclaimed modern-dress production of the Shakespeare classic — which transferred from the Chichester Festival to the West End's Gielgud Theatre on Sept. 21 — will arrive at the New York venue in February 2008.

Stewart's Macbeth follows recent successful turns for the actor, who played the lead in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Antony and Cleopatra and Prospero in the RSC's The Tempest, which was also directed by Goold.

Stewart became an international star playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the "Star Trek" film and television series. In cinema he has continued his sci-fi roles playing Professor X in the "X-Men" movies.

But before he became familiar to television and film audiences, Stewart was, and still is, a highly rated stage actor with many Broadway and West End performances to his name. His previously played Shylock for the RSC, and was more recently appeared in West End revivals of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre and Ibsen's The Master Builder.

The British star is also set to play Claudius opposite David Tennant's Hamlet as part of the RSC's 2008 season.

For more information on Macbeth, which is booking until Dec. 1, call (0)870 950 0915.