PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: Pippin, Macbeth, Bette Midler, Leslie Kritzer and More
28 Apr 2013
In the new series Playbill Video Week in Review, Playbill.com recaps its weekly coverage of Broadway performances, celebrity interviews, web series and opening nights – in case they were missed the first time around.
Tony and Olivier Award winner Alan Cumming brings "toil and trouble" to Broadway in his one-man adaptation of Macbeth, staged by Tony-winning Once director John Tiffany. Set in a psychiatric unit, Cumming plays a patient who is reliving the story of Macbeth by inhabiting all of the characters in Shakespeare's bloody work, while Jenny Sterlin and Brendan Titley perform as ward attendants. The production plays Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre. See a Playbill Photo Call of the show.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.