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MacbethAlan Cumming in Macbeth.

Spotlight On: Macbeth

Past Tony and Olivier Award-winner Alan Cumming returns to Broadway, playing nearly all the roles in a thrilling interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedy.



This Macbeth is set in a clinical room deep within a dark psychiatric unit. Past Tony and Olivier Award-winner Alan 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 multimedia theatrical experience of Shakespeare's notorious tale of desire, ambition and the supernatural.


Spotlight on: Macbeth (play revival)
Opening Night - April 21 2013
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  • Shakespeare’s tragedy has been produced many times on Broadway, but never before with one person performing 15 different roles.
  • According to superstition, it is bad luck to speak the name “Macbeth” inside a theatre, unless you are actually performing in the play. Many thespians instead refer to it instead as the “Scottish Play.”
  • If you accidentally say the title, here's what to do: Leave the building, spin around three times, spit over your left shoulder, say an obscenity, and then wait to be invited back inside.


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Macbeth comes to Broadway following acclaimed engagements at the National Theatre of Scotland and the Lincoln Center Festival.


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Revised April 12, 2013

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