We saw the radiant Kelli O’Hara in The King and I at Lincoln Center. It also stars Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Ashley Park. We thought it was beautiful!
No, you’re not reading a post from six months ago, when we saw Alan Cumming’s one (three) man production of Macbeth. This is a NEW post about Lincoln Center’s current production of Macbeth, featuring a full cast and starring Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff!
This production had an industrial feel to the costumes and staging, using a lot of metals and blacks. Emily really wanted Brian d’Arcy James’s boots, so if someone could give us the info on where they came from that would be great. There was also a cinematic feel to the staging and music, with dramatic (and loud) pre-recorded scene transitions. While the fights were a little lackluster, the lighting was amazing.
The supporting cast was great. They made a choice by casting men as the witches, though why was never really made clear. The witches also took the places of ensemble members (at times quite cleverly), so as to magnify their manipulation of Macbeth’s tale. Other than these exceptions, it’s a fairly straightforward production of one of Shakespeare’s most well known plays.
Also, if you’ve ever wanted to know what BDJ looks like with a bunch of knives stuck in his head, now is your chance!
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For a show whose name can’t be spoken within the walls of a theatre, Macbeth seems to be on everyone’s tongue these days. Lincoln Center is mounting a production starring Ethan Hawke, with Jack O’Brien as director. We’ll be seeing it soon, but here’s what Lincoln Center has to say about it:
In a production drenched in black, and glinting with blood red and dazzling white, MACBETH reveals itself to be Shakespeare’s most powerful and darkest nightmare; a terrifying parable for our own time in which we, too, are urged to take more and more chances, whatever the consequences. Shakespeare has the answer: MACBETH is the consequence. We must beware!
And a trailer:
Macbeth will be opening tomorrow, November 21st, and it just so happens we have a discount code we can share with you! It’s only good through tomorrow, so get those tickets fast! Use code MACBLOG89 on www.BroadwayOffers.com or visit this link.
We were invited to the press meet and greet for the cast of Lincoln Center’s new show The Nance! We got to talk to the entire cast: Nathan Lane, Jenni Barber, Andréa Burns, Cady Huffman, Mylinda Hull, Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Jonny Orsini, and Lewis J. Stadlen. Plus playwright Douglas Carter Beane! For more info on Lincoln Center Theatre, visit www.lct.org.