Broadway Opening: MACBETH (with Daniel Craig & Ruth Negga)

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by Gregory Bernard on February 13, 2022

in Theater-New York



Tickets are now on sale for DANIEL CRAIG’s return to Broadway as Macbeth and RUTH NEGGA’s Broadway debut as Lady Macbeth in the all-new production of MACBETH on Broadway by visiting Telecharge.

The cast will feature Phillip James Brannon (“Servant”) as Ross, Grantham Coleman (The Great Society) as MacDuff, Asia Kate Dillon (“Billions”) as Malcolm, Tony nominee Maria Dizzia (In the Next Room) as Lady Macduff, Tony nominee Amber Gray (Hadestown) as Banquo, Emeka Guindo (Camelot) as Fleance, Paul Lazar (Silence of the Lambs) as Duncan, Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) as Macduff’s Child, Michael Patrick Thornton (“The Red Line”) as Lennox, and Danny Wolohan (“Orange Is the New Black”) as Seyton. The ensemble will be completed by Che Ayende (King Lear), Eboni Flowers (Slave Play) and Peter Smith (“Shrill”). Stevie Ray Dallimore (Henry IV) joins as the standby for Daniel Craig. Asia Kate Dillon, Emeka Guindo, Paul Lazar, Peter Smith, and Michael Patrick Thornton will also make their Broadway debuts with this production.

MACBETH is directed by Tony Award winner SAM GOLD (A Doll’s House, Part 2; Fun Home) and begins performances on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 and officially opens on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).

MACBETH will feature scenic design by Christine Jones, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, original music by Gaelynn Lea, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick, fight direction by David Leong, casting by David CaparelliotisMichael Sexton & Ayanna Thompson will serve as dramaturgy & text consultants and Dawn-Elin Fraser will serve as vocal coach. Kevin Bertolacci will serve as production stage manager and 101 Productions, Ltd. will be the general manager.

A tale of malice, matrimony and murder, MACBETH tells the story of one couple’s obsession with power—and their guilt after doing the unthinkable. For 15 weeks only, this thrilling new production will capture the passion and ferocity of Shakespeare’s most haunting text like never before.

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DANIEL CRAIG (Macbeth) is hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation on stage, screen, and television. Craig was most recently seen on screen in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, for which his standout performance earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He will reprise his role in the upcoming sequel. Other notable film credits include Munich, Layer Cake, Road To Perdition, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo amongst others, and he returns to the role of ‘James Bond’ for the fifth and final time this fall in No Time To Die, after previously starring as ‘Bond’ in Spectre, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale and the critically acclaimed box office smash Skyfall.          Craig is also an accomplished stage actor and in 2013 starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway show Betrayal opposite Rafe Spall and Rachel Weisz directed by Mike Nichols. Craig’s most recent theatre venture was the 2016 off-Broadway production of Othello alongside David Oyelowo and directed by Sam Gold. In 2009 Daniel starred in a twelve-week Broadway run of A Steady Rain. Craig played opposite Hugh Jackman in this contemporary American play. Craig’s other theatre credits include leading roles in Hurlyburly with the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic, Angels in America at The National Theatre and A Number at the Royal Court alongside Michael Gambon.

RUTH NEGGA (Lady Macbeth) is a versatile actress with a body of work spanning award-winning theatre, big screen historical dramas, independent films and innovative television series. This fall, Ruth will star in Rebecca Hall’s Passing, opposite Tessa Thompson on Netflix. Ruth will next lens the titular role of the drama series Josephine, which follows the remarkable story of Josephine Baker, one of the most legendary Jazz performers and civil rights activists of the twentieth century. Ruth will also executive produce the project. Ruth’s most notable film roles include ‘Mildred Loving’ in Jeff Nichols’ Loving, for which she received Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Critics Choice Award® nominations, Ad Astra, Warcraft, Una Vida, All Is By My Side, Noble, World War Z, The Samaritan and Breakfast on Pluto. Her television credits include ‘Tulip O’Hare’ in AMC’s “Preacher,”  “Mother,” “The Money,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Misfits,” “Love/Hate,” the BBC mini-series “Five Daughters,” and “Shirley.”

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