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Alan Cumming stars in this radical re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Scottish play.

Tony Winner Alan Cumming to Headline One-Man Broadway Revival of Macbeth

Tony Winner Alan Cumming to Headline One-Man Broadway Revival of Macbeth
Alan Cumming in 'Macbeth'
Tony winner Alan Cumming will star in a one-man revival of 'Macbeth.'

Come, you spirits! Shakespeare fans can brace themselves for a thrilling new take on the Bard when Tony winner Alan Cumming returns to Broadway in the title role (and every other character) of a one-man interpretation of Macbeth. The New York Times first reported the news.

The National Theatre of Scotland’s Macbeth, which was performed at last year's Lincoln Center Festival, will play a limited engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre with previews beginning on April 7 and opening night scheduled for April 21. The play will end its run on June 30.

Directed by Tony winner John Tiffany (Once) and Andrew Goldberg, the solo Macbeth revisits the Shakespearean tragedy in the mind of a lone patient in a clinical room deep within a psych ward. Cumming will retell the classic story, playing every role, and the production will utilize multimedia in its reinterpretation of the text.

Macbeth, produced by Ken Davenport, will feature scenic and costume design by Merle Hensel, lighting design by Natasha Chivers, sound design by Fergus O'Hare, video projection design by Ian William Galloway, voice by Ros Steen, movement by Christine Devaney and music by Max Richter.

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

Cumming's Broadway roots stem back to his Tony-winning portrayal of the Emcee in the 1998 revival of Cabaret, followed by turns in Design For Living in 2001 and The Threepenny Opera in 2006. He is also a two-time Emmy Award nominee, earning nods for the CBS drama The Good Wife. His film credits include X2, GoldenEye, Spy Kids and The Anniversary Party.

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