Ethan Hawke May Play Macbeth on Broadway This Fall
By Adam Hetrick
Tony nominee Ethan Hawke may star in this year's second Broadway revival of Macbeth. Entertainment Weekly reports that Lincoln Center Theater will produce Shakespeare's bloody drama in the fall.
Hawke, who recently directed and starred in the Off-Broadway play Clive, is planning to take on the blood-thirsty title role on Broadway at the Vivan Beaumont Theater.
Representatives for Lincoln Center Theater could not confirm the report.
Hawke previously appeared on the Beaumont stage in the Tony-winning production of Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia. He was Tony-nominated for his performance.
Lincoln Center's Beaumont Theater currently hosts the Tony-nominated production of Holland Taylor's one-woman play Ann, which extended through Sept. 1. A subsequent Beaumont production has not been announced.
Hawke was recently part of "Uncovering Shakespeare," a PBS series dedicated to the Bard's work. Hawke took viewers through the world of Macbeth in the episode.
Alan Cumming currently stars in his one-man production of Macbeth, which runs through July 14. Patrick Stewart starred in a Tony-nominated 2008 revival, while Kelsey Grammer took on the role on Broadway in 2000.
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