Jenny Sterlin and Brendan Titley Join Alan Cumming in MACBETH; Performances to Begin 4/7
Producer Ken Davenport has announced that veteran stage actors Jenny Sterlin and Brendan Titley complete the cast of Broadway's powerful new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, starring Tony and Olivier Award winner and two-time Emmy Award nominee Alan Cumming (Cabaret, "The Good Wife").
Direct from sold-out engagements at The National Theatre of Scotland and the Lincoln Center Festival, this acclaimed one-man interpretation of Macbeth will play a strictly limited 73-performance Broadway engagement.
Preview performances begin on Sunday, April 7 (7 p.m.) with an official Opening Night on Sunday, April 21 (6 p.m.). The Broadway run will conclude on Sunday, June 30. Tickets are also now available by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.
Jenny Sterlin has worked on and Off-Broadway, in film and television in the USA and the UK. Her Broadway credits include Heartbreak House, Major Barbara and Design for Living, and Off-Broadway she has appeared in The Women of Lockerbie, Further Than the Furthest Thing and East Is East. She was last seen in New York in House Strictly Private by Jimmy Kerr for the 1stIrish2012 Festival.
Sterlin is the Artistic Director of DoubleDecker Productions and a founding member of Appletree Theatre in England. She has recorded over 90 audio books garnering rave reviews and Audio Earphone Awards.
Brendan Titley has appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival productions of As You Like It, All's Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure. His other New York credits include The Steadfast (Slant Theatre Project); Henry IV, Pt. 1 (Access Theater) and Miss Julie (Jimmy's No. 43).
His regional stage credits include Henry V with Two River Theater Company, You Can't Take It With You and Macbeth for the Chautauqua Theater Company, and Troilus and Cressida with the Henley Street Theater. On television, he has been seen in the CBS dramas "Person of Interest" and "The Good Wife."
A tour-de-force performance directed by Tony Award winner John Tiffany (Once) and Andrew Goldberg (The Bomb-itty of Errors), The National Theatre of Scotland's Macbeth is set in a clinical room deep within a dark psychiatric unit. Cumming is the lone patient, reliving the infamous story and inhabiting each role himself.
Ms. Sterlin and Mr. Titley appear as the hospital's Doctor and Orderly. Chris Kipiniak (Metamorphoses on Broadway) understudies both roles.
Closed circuit television cameras watch the patient's every move as the walls of the psychiatric ward come to life in a visually stunning multi-media theatrical experience of Shakespeare's notorious tale of desire, ambition and the supernatural.
"Performing Macbeth last year was the most challenging and fulfilling experience of my career by far, and so I am both honoured and daunted to do it again in my adopted hometown of New York City," said Alan Cumming. "I'm also proud of the fact that The National Theatre of Scotland is directly funded by the Scottish government and I cannot think of a better way to trumpet Scotland and its commitment to the arts than being a Scotsman doing his National Theatre's production of the Scottish play on the Great White Way."