The Verdict: Critics Review Broadway Revival of Macbeth, Starring Ethan Hawke
22 Nov 2013
Photo by T. Charles Erickson
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 opened Nov. 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
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.
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.