Macbeth on Broadway has announced the rest of its cast, led by Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga, who are arriving at The Great White Way. Negga, known for her roles in Passing and Loving, will make her Broadway debut as Lady Macbeth in the highly anticipated production.
The synopsis as is follows: “A tale of malice, matrimony and murder, MACBETH tells the story of one couple’s obsession with power—and their guilt after doing the unthinkable. For 15 weeks only, this thrilling new production will capture the passion and ferocity of Shakespeare’s most haunting text like never before.”
Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, Macbeth will also feature Craig at the titular character, Phillip James Brannon (Servant) as Ross, Grantham Coleman (The Great Society) as MacDuff, Asia Kate Dillon (Billions) as Malcolm, Tony nominee Maria Dizzia (In The Next Room) as Lady Macduff, Tony nominee Amber Gray (Hadestown) as Banquo, Emeka Guindo (Camelot) as Fleance, Paul Lazar (Silence of the Lambs) as Duncan, Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock) as Macduff’s Child, Michael Patrick Thornton (The Red Line) as Lennox, and Danny Wolohan (Orange Is The New Black) as Seyton.
The ensemble also features Che Ayende (King Lear), Eboni Flowers (Slave Play) and Peter Smith (Shrill). Serving as the standby for Daniel Craig will be Stevie Ray Dallimore (Henry IV). Aside from Negga, making their Broadway debuts in the production of Macbeth will be Dillon, Guindo, Lazar, Smith, and Thornton.
The show 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, make-up, hair, and wig design by Tommy Kurzman, violence direction by David Leong, movement by Sam Pinkleton and casting by David Caparelliotis. Michael Sexton & Ayanna Thompson will serve as dramaturgy & text consultants and Dawn-Elin Fraser will serve as voice coach. Kevin Bertolacci will serve as production stage manager and 101 Productions, Ltd. serves as the general manager.
Macbeth is produced on Broadway by Barbara Broccoli, The Shubert Organization, Michael G. Wilson, and Frederick Zollo.Christian Anderson, Keith Anderson, Brian Carmody, Patrick Milling-Smith, No Guarantees, Annapurna Theatre, Berdel Productions, Robert Boyett, Caledonia Productions, Empire Street Productions, Jeffrey Finn, John Gore Organization, Brian A. Moreland, Mini Cooper, James L. Nederlander, RDR Productions, Daryl Roth and Orin Wolf co-produce and Patrick Daly serves as Executive Producer.
Macbeth begins performances at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on March 29 and opens on April 28.