Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga are teaming up to bring “Macbeth” back to Broadway.
Craig is returning to the Great White Way, after performances in “A Steady Rain” and “Betrayal,” to play the titular role, while Negga is making her Broadway debut as Lady Macbeth. The upcoming revival will run for a limited 15-week engagement.
The Shakespearean tragedy, one that involves malice, matrimony and murder, tells the story of one couple’s obsession with power — and their guilt after doing the unthinkable. A press release announcing the show promises “this thrilling new production will capture the passion and ferocity of Shakespeare’s most haunting text like never before.”
Sam Gold (“A Doll’s House, Part 2” and “Fun Home”) is directing the Scottish play. It is scheduled to begin performances on March 29, 2022 ahead of open night on April 28 at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
“I am beyond thrilled to be participating in this historic season as theatre re-emerges, and to be working with two such masterful actors on one of dramatic literature’s most challenging and epic dramas,” Gold said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get started!”
Barbara Broccoli will produce the play, reuniting the veteran James Bond producer with Craig, who recently wrapped his five-film stint as the suave British secret agent in “No Time to Die.”
“Daniel is not only a great film actor but a magnificent theatre actor as well. I am thrilled that he will be supporting the return of Broadway playing this iconic role with the exquisitely talented Ruth Negga making her Broadway debut and under the expert direction of Sam Gold,” Broccoli said in a statement.
“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 Caparelliotis.
Additionally, Michael Sexton and Ayanna Thompson will serve as 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.
Along with Broccoli, producers will include the Shubert Organization, Michael G. Wilson and Frederick Zollo. Patrick Daly will serve as executive producer.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. ET.
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