MACBETH Cancels Tonight's Performance Due to Technical Glitch
BroadwayWorld 'Corner Table' blogger and lead critic Michael Dale wrote in his post tonight about a mishap 15 minutes into Macbeth, which led to the cancellation of the performance on Broadway this Thanksgiving eve.Dale reveals that "carpenters were working on an important set piece that wasn't functioning properly" and that the issue "could not be resolved in a reasonable amount of time".
As the audience began leaving the theater, MACBETH star Ethan Hawke ran onstage with a guitar and attempted to send off the crowd with a rendition of "You Belong To Me" before realizing he didn't know the chords. He settled with wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director André Bishop, presents Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Jack O'Brien. The production, which features a cast of 27, opened on Thursday, November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).In this new production of what is widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's darkest and most powerful tragedies, Ethan Hawke plays Macbeth opposite Anne-Marie Duff as Lady Macbeth, Bianca Amato as Lady Macduff, Richard Easton as Duncan, Brian d'Arcy James as Banquo, Jonny Orsini as Malcolm, Daniel Sunjata as Macduff, Malcolm Gets, John Glover and Byron Jennings as the Three Witches, together with Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Francesca Faridany,Stephanie Fieger, Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale,Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Derek Wilson in other roles.