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Directed by Sam Gold, whose helming of Fun Home won the 2015 Tony Award for best direction of a musical, the show is slated to run for 15 weeks at the Lyceum Theatre, with previews beginning March 29, 2022, and opening night set for April 28, 2022. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
“I am beyond thrilled to be participating in this historic season as theatre reemerges, 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!”
For both Craig and Negga, the production will serve as a return to Shakespeare and New York theater. The No Time to Die actor previously appeared in Gold’s 2016 New York Theatre Workshop-directed run of Othello alongside David Oyelowo. More recently, Negga made her New York theatrical debut in the Gate Theater of Dublin’s 2020 production of Hamlet, which opened at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn under the direction of Yaël Farber. The 2022 production also marks Negga’s Broadway debut, in which she will play the role of Lady Macbeth.
“Daniel is not only a great film actor but a magnificent theatre actor as well,” Broccoli said in her own statement. “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.”
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 and fight direction by David Leong. Casting is run by David Caparelliotis, with Michael Sexton and Ayanna Thompson serving as text consultants and Dawn-Elin Fraser working as the production’s vocal coach. Kevin Bertolacci is serving as production stage manager with 101 Productions, Ltd. the general manager.
In addition to Broccoli, Macbeth is being produced by The Shubert Organization, Michael G. Wilson and Frederick Zollo, with Patrick Daly serving as executive producer.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public at www.telecharge.com starting Friday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. ET. An exclusive presale for American Express card members will run from Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. ET through Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 9:59 a.m. ET. Additional presale tickets will be available to Audience Rewards members between Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. ET and Friday, Oct. 8, at 9:59 a.m. ET at www.audiencerewards.com.
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