Macbeth Broadway

$75 - $135

Director Jack O'Brien brings Shakespeare's MACBETH, with Ethan Hawke in the title role, to Lincoln Center Theater. If you saw either of his Tony winning LCT productions, HENRY IV or THE COAST OF UTOPIA, you know that this is not just any MACBETH, but a searing and spectacular vision as only Jack can create. Here's just a taste of the world he has conjured, in his own words:

"MACBETH contains some of the most exquisite and articulate language in Shakespeare's canon, coming, as it does, just before HAMLET. Like all masterpieces, the play is, or can be about more than one thing: in this present telling, we are looking at the script from, if not a contemporary point of view (it will not take place in Ottawa during the French and Indian War, for example!), surely from an abstract one. Because in this play one of Shakespeare's great heroes and one of his most brilliant minds goes astray and the result is a nightmare. And so "nightmare" will be the departure point of this production.

Swollen with pride and gleaming with the adrenalin the result of two separate and astounding victories, Macbeth arrives from his battles at the very point Fate warns us most to be vigilant about - the apex of success! And in this larger-than-life persona, he encounters the three witches, who, with wordplay and malevolence, begin to move his brilliance just a quarter turn to the left; and it is a direction from which he never recovers. A super-hero can do anything, right? He believes he alone is in possession of a kind of delirium of success that allows him to do virtually anything he wishes.

Just so tenderly, just so subtly do the witches work their magic upon him, Macbeth disappears further and further down the path to destruction and despair - the great and blinding difference being that he doesn't simply act out his blackened fantasies - he tells us about them, in some of the most probing, glorious, and revealing text ever penned.

In a production drenched in black, and glinting with blood red and dazzling white, MACBETH reveals itself to be Shakespeare's most powerful and darkest nightmare; a terrifying parable for our own time in which we, too, are urged to take more and more chances, whatever the consequences. Shakespeare has the answer: MACBETH is the consequence. We must beware!"

Ethan Hawke, in the title role, is the star and co-author of the current hit film, "Before Midnight." He is well known to LCT audiences from both HENRY IV (Hotspur) and THE COAST OF UTOPIA (Michael Bakunin). Anne-Marie Duff, as Lady Macbeth, is one of England's finest actresses and makes her American debut with this production. In addition to HENRY and UTOPIA, both of which brought him the Tony Award, Jack O'Brien has directed THE NANCE and THE INVENTION OF LOVE among many LCT shows, plus HAIRSPRAY (another Tony!), THE FULL MONTY, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS and many more.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, with one intermission

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway Seating Chart
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by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2014
The production, which features a cast of 27, plays its final performance today, after 30 previews and 60 performances. The show began previews on October 25th, and opened on November 21.
by Stage Tube - January 3, 2014
Actor Ethan Hawke, currently starring in Broadway's MACBETH at Lincoln Center, stopped by MSNBC's MORNING JOE today, Jan. 3. In the interview below, check out what he had to say about what it takes to bring Shakespeare to the stage, as well as his upcoming film BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
by TV News Desk - December 31, 2013
Actor Ethan Hawke, currently starring on Broadway in MACBETH, stopped by the fourth hour of NBC's TODAY to talk with hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda about the production.
by TV News Desk - December 20, 2013
Ethan Hawke took on 'Elf' duties on this morning's TODAY on NBC as part of the show's annual toy drive. The actor spoke about his current role on Broadway in MACBETH.
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2013
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.
by Walter McBride - November 23, 2013
The production, which features a cast of 27, opened learlier this week, Thursday, November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photos from the after party below!
by Review Roundups - November 21, 2013
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop, presents Bianca Amato, Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Richard Easton,Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Jonny Orsini,Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks, Derek Wilson, Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in Shakespeare's MACBETH, directed by Jack O'Brien. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 21, 2013
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop, presentsBianca Amato, Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Richard Easton, Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Jonny Orsini, Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks, Derek Wilson, Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Jack O'Brien. The production, which features a cast of 27, is currently in previews and will open on Thursday, November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 18, 2013
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop, presentsBianca Amato, Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Richard Easton, Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Jonny Orsini, Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks, Derek Wilson, Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Jack O'Brien. The production, which features a cast of 27, is currently in previews and will open on Thursday, November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - November 1, 2013
The production, which features a cast of 27, is currently in previews and will open on Thursday, November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 5, 2013
The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang about the upcoming production. Check out what they had to say below!
by Jennifer Broski - October 2, 2013
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop, will present Bianca Amato, Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Richard Easton, Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Jonny Orsini, Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Derek Wilson will join Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in its upcoming production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Jack O'Brien. The production, which will feature a cast of 27, will begin previews on Thursday, October 24 and open on Thursday, November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below!
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2013
Producer Ken Davenport has announced an expanded rush ticket program for two of the final performances of Tony and Olivier Award winner Alan Cumming's acclaimed one-man Broadway production of Macbeth.