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Macbeth Tickets

About Macbeth

A terrifyingly prophetic tale of revenge, murder, and madness, Macbeth ominously traces the fallout when the darkest side of humanity cheats its way into a position of power. Often referred to as “The Scottish Play” by superstitious theatergoers due to the purported witchcraft found within its text, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest, scariest, and yet, most popular tragedies.

A NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK! "PROFOUNDLY HUMAN. The stagecraft is simple and EXTRAORDINARY! Corey Stoll [as Macbeth] spikes horror with humor to excellent effect... I recoiled in my chair with such force that I felt the seat back shift." -Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times

"⭐⭐⭐⭐! Nadia Bowers is chilling." -Melissa Rose Bernardo, New York Stage Review

"ESSENTIAL! Turns Classic Stage into a medieval great hall... The entire cast seems to be in on the spell." -Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania

THE CAST OF MACBETH INCLUDES: Barzin Akhavan (Network, “Smash”) Raffi Barsoumian (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, “The Code”) Nadia Bowers (Describe the Night, The Farnsworth Invention) N’Jameh Camara (The Color Purple, X: Or Betty Shabazz vs. The Nation) Erik Lochtefeld (King Kong; Napoli, Brooklyn) Mary Beth Peil (Anastasia, “The Good Wife”) Corey Stoll (First Man, “House of Cards”) Barbara Walsh (Falsettos, Company) Antonio Michael Woodard (A Human Being, of a Sort)

Run time

TBD

Start date

October 10th, 2019

End date

December 15th, 2019

Categories

Age

12+

Macbeth cast and creative team

By: William Shakespeare
Director: John Doyle
Producer: Classic Stage Company
Cast list: Corey Stoll (as Macbeth), Nadia Bowers (as Lady Macbeth), Barzin Akhavan (as Macduff), Raffi Barsoumian (as Malcolm), N'Jameh Camara (as Lady Macduff), Erik Lochtefeld (as Banquo), Mary Beth Peil (as Duncan), Antonio Michael Woodard (as Fleance and Young Macduff), and Jade Wu (as Ross)
Design: John Doyle
Lighting: Solomon Weisbard
Costume: Ann Hould-Ward
Sound: Matt Stine

Venue

136 East 13th Street, New York, NY, USA, 10003

More information about Macbeth

Something wicked this way comes — to Broadway. Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga star as the power-hungry couple in the latest revival of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. Get Macbeth tickets on TodayTix now.

The story of the Macbeth play is well-known the world over (having been around for centuries and all). The titular character is a Scottish noble who, after securing a battle victory, receives the title of Thane of Cawdor in addition to his existing post as Thane of Glamis. It just so happens that a trio of witches had just prophesied this to happen — and they also told him he’d eventually be king.

He didn’t believe them at first, but his promotion lessens his skepticism. And increases his hunger for power. His ambitious and equally power-hungry wife, Lady Macbeth, eggs him on to kill anyone in the way of the throne so the prophecy will come true. But heavy is the head that wears the blood crown. Paranoia, guilt, and hubris set in for the Macbeths, and they prove as deadly as any knife.

As Macbeth on Broadway, Daniel Craig returns to the stage after an eight-year hiatus. In the meantime, the Golden Globe-nominated actor starred in films like Knives Out and No Time to Die, the latest film in the James Bond series he’s led since 2006. (He was last on Broadway in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.) Ruth Negga makes her Broadway debut opposite him as Lady Macbeth, fresh from an acclaimed onscreen performance in the Netflix film Passing. She’s also an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominee for playing Mildred Loving in the 2016 biopic Loving.

The witches say fair is foul and foul is fair, but there’s nothing foul about seeing two peerless actors tackle some of Shakespeare’s most iconic roles. Get tickets to Macbeth in New York now.

What to Watch For

  • When you go see Macbeth on Broadway, don’t say the show’s name! There’s an age-old superstition that it’s bad luck to say “Macbeth” in a theatre. People call it “The Scottish Play” instead, or sometimes “MacB” or “Mackers.” The superstition dates back to Elizabethan times, and there’s a whole “cleansing ritual” that you’re supposed to perform if you utter the word: Spin three times, spit over your shoulder, and say a line from another Shakespeare show.
  • Directing gender-swapped versions of Shakespeare plays seems to be Sam Gold’s thing. In 2019, he directed a production of King Lear on Broadway with Glenda Jackson in the title role. Craig and Negga’s characters aren’t gender-swapped, but some of the supporting characters are. Hadestown’s Amber Gray, for example, plays the historically male Banquo.
  • Macbeth is dominating both stage and screen this year. A few months before the Broadway revival, Joel Coen released a new film adaptation called The Tragedy of Macbeth, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. Plus, the long-running immersive Macbeth adaptation Sleep No More has returned to the McKittrick Hotel, and Drunk Shakespeare is still going strong and spirited off Broadway.
  • Though Ruth Negga is making her Broadway debut with Macbeth, she’s no stranger to Shakespeare’s tragedies. In 2020, she made her New York stage debut in the title role of Hamlet at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination. She reprised the role in Dublin, and she’s also played Ophelia in a different production at London’s National Theatre.
  • Craig is also a Shakespeare veteran. He played Iago opposite David Oyelowo’s Othello in Othello off Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop.
  • Macbeth was last seen on Broadway from 2013-2014, when Ethan Hawke played the title role at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. According to the Internet Broadway Database, the 2022 production marks the 48th time Macbeth has played a Broadway stage! (It’s got nothing on Hamlet, though, which has 66 Broadway productions as of 2009.)

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