Macbeth, Starring Ethan Hawke, Opens on Broadway Nov. 21
By Adam Hetrick
Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff star in the Lincoln Center Theater Broadway revival of Macbeth, Shakespeare's murderous tale of toil and trouble, which officially opens Nov. 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Directed by Tony winner Jack O'Brien (The Nance, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia), Macbeth began previews Oct. 25. Tickets are currently on sale through Jan. 7, 2014.
Hawke ("Before Midnight") stars in the title role opposite Duff as Lady Macbeth. Hawke previously collaborated with director O'Brien on the LCT productions of The Coast of Utopia and Henry IV at the Beaumont.
Hawke recently spoke about his attraction to the role. "A work like this is like Beethoven's Ninth," he said. "It's always the right time to play it." Read the full Playbill.com feature, Tomorrow and Tomorrow: Macbeth Becomes Actors' Go-To Shakespeare.
Also featured are Tony Award winner Richard Easton (The Invention of Love, The Coast of Utopia) as Duncan, Bianca Amato (The Coast of Utopia) as Lady Macduff, Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek, Sweet Smell of Success) as Banquo, Jonny Orsini (The Nance) as Malcolm, Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata (Take Me Out) as Macduff, with Tony nominee Malcolm Gets (The Story of My Life, A New Brain), Tony winner John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!) and Byron Jennings as the three Witches.
Completing the cast are Shirine Babb (Around the World in 80 Days) as Macbeth Attendant, John Patrick Doherty (The Coward) as Cathness, Austin Durant (War Horse) as Murderer/Siward, Francesca Faridany (Man and Boy) as Hecate, Stephanie Fieger (The Common Pursuit) as Harpier, Ben Horner (War Horse) as Murderer, Ruy Iskandar (Romeo and Juliet) as Donalbain, Aaron Krohn (The Coast of Utopia) as Ross, Jeremiah Maestas (Questa) as Seyton, Christopher McHale (Nikolai and the Others) as Old Man/Doctor, Sam Poon (Billy Elliot) as Macduff's Son, Triney Sandoval (A Free Man of Color) as Menteith, Nathan Stark (As You Like It) as Fleance, Patrick Vaill (When in Disgrace) as Graymalkin, Tyler Lansing Weaks (Sparrow Grass) as Young Siward and Derek Wilson (Agatha Christie) as Lennox.
Macbeth has set design by Scott Pask, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Japhy Weideman, original music and sound design by Mark Bennett, projections by Jeff Sugg and fight direction by Steve Rankin.
Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. Beginning Nov. 26, all Tuesday evening performances begin at 7 PM.
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