MACBETH Box Office Opens on Monday
This Monday, March 18 at 10 a.m., the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Box Office opens for business for 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").
The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is located at 243 West 47th Street. Now through Saturday, April 6, Box Office hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closed Sundays).
Beginning Sunday, April 7, Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to showtime, daily.
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.
[See below for complete ticketing and performance schedule information.]
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.
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."
A Tony Award winner for his celebrated performance as the Emcee in the long-running revival of "Cabaret," Alan Cumming's other Broadway credits include Mack the Knife in "The Threepenny Opera" and Otto in "Design for Living."
He made his professional theatre debut as Malcolm in "Macbeth" at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow in 1985, then went on to perform with Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre and Scotland's Dundee Repertory. At the Traverse Theatre, he appeared in "The Conquest of the South Pole," which transferred to London's Royal Court and earned him his first Olivier Award nomination. Other West End work includes "La Bête," the title role in "Hamlet" (TMA Award, Shakespeare Globe nomination), "Cabaret" (Olivier nomination), "As You Like It," "Singer" (Royal Shakespeare Co.), Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet" (National Studio, London) and "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" (National, London, Olivier Award).
Cumming is a two-time Emmy Award nominee for his current role in the CBS drama "The Good Wife." Other television and film credits include "Goldeneye," "Spy Kids," "X2: X-Men United," "Titus," "Eyes Wide Shut," "The Tempest," "Sweet Land," "Sex and the City," "Frasier" and "Tinman."
This production of Macbeth marks the second collaboration between Alan Cumming and co-director John Tiffany. The two first worked together on The National Theatre of Scotland's production of Euripides' "The Bacchae," which took the Edinburgh International Festival by storm in 2007 and subsequently toured in 2008 to Aberdeen, Inverness and the Lincoln Center Festival in New York.
Andrew Goldberg runs the Shakespeare Gym in New York City and was staff director on The National Theatre of Scotland's production of "Black Watch" in New York, when he and John Tiffany first started collaborating creatively.
MACBETH features scenic and costume design by Merle Hensel, lighting design by Natasha Chivers, sound design by Fergus O'Hare and video projection design by Ian William Galloway, voice by Ros Steen, movement by Christine Devaney and music by Max Richter.
MACBETH is produced on Broadway by Ken Davenport, in association with Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikeler, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Julia Broder, Luigi & Rose Caiola, Neil Gooding Productions, Marguerite Hoffman, Cody Lassen, Ken Mahoney, Eliott Masie, Dean Roth, Bellanca Smigel Rutter and Kat White.
Visit the official website for Macbeth at www.MacbethOnBroadway.com.
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