Knives out. In the opening moment of Broadway's Macbeth starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga, a soldier is hoisted heavenward by his feet. He dangles there briefly before he's stabbed and bleeds out.Gore goes with Shakespeare's bloody tragedy in which "fair is foul and foul is fair" — or, in other words, where the world is turned upside down. The striking topsy-turvy image speaks plainly in a revival packing more puzzles than bracing urgency. For starters, what's up with the pre-show public...
Macbeth on Broadway Tickets
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Award-winning actors Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga will play one of Shakespeare's most famous and formidable couples in Macbeth on Broadway. This new production, directed by Sam Gold, will run at the Longacre Theatre for 15 weeks only. Macbeth tickets will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.
"Something wicked this way comes," the three witches say of the titular character of the Macbeth play. The show begins with those witches prophesying that Macbeth, a thane and warrior in Scotland, will climb the ranks of power and eventually become the Scottish king. He thinks they're talking nonsense — for about five minutes, until he receives word that another nobleman is a traitor and that he's been promoted.
He sends word to his wife, the ruthless Lady Macbeth, who plots that Macbeth must kill everyone ahead of him in the line of power so he can get ahead. Macbeth is guilty and nervous at first, but he agrees and quickly becomes drunk with his steadily increasing power. Meanwhile, Lady Macbeth, initially ambitious and merciless, becomes wracked with guilt.
One of William Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, Macbeth is all at once a portrait of a deteriorating marriage, a cautionary tale against unchecked greed and power, and a tale of guilt and loss. The new Macbeth Broadway production is one of numerous stage, screen, and literary adaptations of this timeless and harrowing story, with the last Broadway production of the play taking place from 2013 to 2014 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Daniel Craig is the latest in a long line of actors to take up the mantle of Macbeth, following in the footsteps of actors like Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Sean Connery (who, also like Craig, has gained onscreen acclaim as James Bond), and Denzel Washington in the 2021 film adaptation. Macbeth marks Craig's third Broadway appearance; he previously starred in Betrayal and A Steady Rain. In contrast, Ruth Negga makes her Broadway debut in Macbeth, after receiving acclaim for her onscreen work, including Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her role in Loving and various film society awards for her role in Passing.
Director Sam Gold's last Broadway production was also a Shakespeare play: He helmed a revival of King Lear with Glenda Jackson in the title role. He's also directed such acclaimed Broadway shows as Fun Home and A Doll's House, Part 2.
Go see where fair is foul and foul is fair at Macbeth — just don't say the title in the theatre.
Tickets to Macbeth in New York will be available soon.
April 28th, 2022
July 10th, 2022
Opening Soon, Plays
March 29th, 2022
Cast and creative
By: William Shakespeare
Director: Sam Gold
Producer: Barbara Broccoli, The Shubert Organization, Michael G. Wilson, Frederick Zollo
Cast list: Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga
Design: Christine Jones
Lighting: Jane Cox
Costume: Suttirat Larlarb
Sound: Mikaal Sulaiman
Other info: Gaelynn Lea (original music), Jeremy Chernick (special effects design)
Latest Macbeth on Broadway News & Features
Something "tickets" this way comes! The latest revival of Macbeth, starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga, will offer in-person rush tickets for its Broadway run. Performances begin March 29 ahead of an April 28 opening, and the limited engagement runs through July 10 at the Longacre Theatre.Rush tickets are $45 and will be available at the Longacre box office the day of each show. The box office opens at 10 a.m. each day except Sunday, when it opens at noon. Each person can request up to two rush...
Something Broadway this way comes! The full cast for the upcoming Macbeth Broadway revival has been confirmed, with the new cast members joining the previously announced Daniel Craig as Macbeth and Ruth Negga as Lady Macbeth. The show begins performances at the Longacre Theatre on March 29 ahead of an April 28 opening.The full cast includes Hadestown Tony nominee Amber Gray as Banquo, Tony nominee Maria Dizzia as Lady Macduff, Grantham Coleman as Macduff, Phillip James Brannon as Ross, Asia Kate...
Something wicked this way comes! A Broadway revival of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Macbeth will open at the Lyceum Theatre in 2022 for a limited 15-week engagement. Performances begin March 29 ahead of an April 25 opening.Daniel Craig will star as Macbeth in the upcoming production. Craig has had a prolific career on stage and screen, most recently earning a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the 2019 film Knives Out. He is also known for playing James Bond in five films: Spectre,...