Tony Winner Alan Cumming Returns to Broadway This Spring in Acclaimed One-Man Interpretation of MACBETH

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alan cummingDirect from acclaimed, sold-out engagements at the National Theatre of Scotland and the Lincoln Center Festival, Tony and Olivier Award winner (“Cabaret”) and two-time Emmy nominee (“The Good Wife”) Alan Cumming returns to Broadway this spring in a one-man interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies, Macbeth.

Produced by Ken Davenport, the National Theatre of Scotland’s Macbeth will play a strictly limited 73-performance engagement at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Preview performances begin on Sunday, April 7 with an official Opening Night on Sunday, April 21.  The Broadway engagement will conclude on Sunday, June 30.

Directed by Tony Award winner John Tiffany (“Once”) and Andrew Goldberg (“The Bomb-itty of Errors”), the National Theatre of Scotland’s  Macbeth is set in a clinical room deep within a dark psychiatric unit. 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 multi-media theatrical experience of Shakespeare’s notorious tale of desire, ambition and the supernatural.

“Performing Macbeth last year was the most challenging and fulfilling experience of my career by far, and so I am both honoured and daunted to do it again in my adopted hometown of New York City,” said Alan Cumming.

A Tony Award winner for his celebrated performance as the Emcee in the long-running revival of “Cabaret,” Alan Cumming’s other Broadway credits include Mack the Knife in “The Threepenny Opera” and Otto in “Design for Living.”

Cumming is a two-time Emmy Award nominee for his current role in the CBS drama “The Good Wife.”  Other television and film credits include “Goldeneye,” “Spy Kids,” “X2: X-Men United,” “Titus,” “Eyes Wide Shut,” “The Tempest,” “Sweet Land,” “Sex and the City,” “Frasier” and “Tinman.”

He made his professional theatre debut as Malcolm in “Macbeth” at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow in 1985, then went on to perform with Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre and Scotland’s Dundee Repertory. At the Traverse Theatre, he appeared in “The Conquest of the South Pole,” which transferred to London’s Royal Court and earned him his first Olivier Award nomination. Other West End work includes “La Bête,” the title role in “Hamlet” (TMA Award, Shakespeare Globe nomination), “Cabaret” (Olivier nomination), “As You Like It,” “Singer” (Royal Shakespeare Co.), Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet”  (National Studio, London) and “Accidental Death of an Anarchist” (National, London, Olivier Award).

Macbeth features scenic and costume design by Merle Hensel, lighting design byNatasha Chivers, sound design by Fergus O’Hare and video projection design by Ian William Galloway, voice by Ros Steen, movement by Christine Devaney and music byMax Richter.

Visit the official website for Macbeth at www.MacbethOnBroadway.com.