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Ethan Hawke stars in Lincoln Center Theater's new production of Shakespeare's classic.

Ethan Hawke on Throwing a Spooky Macbeth Halloween Party: ‘I Want to Wear My Costumes!’

Ethan Hawke on Throwing a Spooky Macbeth Halloween Party: ‘I Want to Wear My Costumes!’
Ethan Hawke
'Whenever you work on stuff that's really scary, [actors] tend to have a really great time.'

For Ethan Hawke, headlining Shakespeare’s Macbeth isn’t about the Broadway cred or the adoring fans at the stage door—it’s all about throwing the perfect spooky bash with his co-stars. Broadway.com caught up with Hawke at a meet-and-greet for the new production and got the scoop on his upcoming party plans.

“I definitely wanna have a Halloween party,” said Hawke, who begins performances in Jack O’Brien’s haunting new production of the Scottish play on October 24. But there’s one catch: he wants to attend the party dressed as the nobleman-turned-murderer himself. “I want to wear my costumes—Cathy Zuber’s [designing them] and they’re phenomenal—but I don’t think she’s gonna let me,” he said with a laugh. “I don’t think my wife’s gonna let me either!”

Costume or no costume, Hawke is committed to lightening the mood when he’s not rehearsing the ghoulishly dark thriller with co-stars Anne-Marie Duff, Daniel Sunjata, Richard Easton and more. “I’ve done a couple of scary movies, and whenever you work on stuff that’s really scary, [actors] tend to have a really great time,” Hawke explained. “And whenever you work on something that’s supposed to be funny, people have a really bad time. I don’t know why that is!” If his prediction is right, this bodes well for Hawke and his new castmates—see them have a bloody good time in Macbeth at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater.

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