Friday, December 1, 2023

Macbeth, The Depot, Liverpool review - Ralph Fiennes leads a conventional production in an unconventional space by Gary Naylor

★★★★ MACBETH, THE DEPOT War in a warehouse scores on its beautiful line readings and spectacle Touring show lands first in Liverpool with a terrifying relevance Next door to the beau…

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Macbeth review – Ralph Fiennes’ monstrous monarch wages war in a warehouse by Arifa Akbar

The Depot, LiverpoolStaged in a hangar-like venue strewn with the charred remnants of battle, Simon Godwin’s intelligent production puts violent conflict to the fore At first, it looks lik…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:18PM
Monday, November 27, 2023

Photos: Get a 1st Look at Macbeth Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma by Margaret Hall

The site-specific production premieres in a warehouse in Liverpool before heading to Edinburgh, London, and the U.S.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:48AM
Sunday, November 12, 2023

Sleep No More is soon no more. But no more immersive theater? NO by New York Theater

It came as a shock to lovers of immersive theater, and reportedly even to the people who work on  “Sleep No More,” the show by the British theater company Punchdrunk that launched New …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:10PM
Friday, November 10, 2023

Photos: Step Into Rehearsals for Macbeth Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma by Margaret Hall

The site-specific production will premiere in a warehouse in Liverpool before heading to Edinburgh, London, and the U.S.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:42PM
Thursday, November 9, 2023

‘You could beat someone to death with that!’ Great theatre wigs – and their miraculous creators by David Jays

Few things in theatre are more transformative than a wig. But who makes them? Can they really be worth thousands? And what looks best on a beheaded tyrant? We meet the hairpiece heroes and t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:03AM
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Sleep No More to Play its Final Performance in January by Darryn King

Sleep No More will be no more. The masked, Macbeth-inspired, Bernard Herrmann-soundtracked video game-acid trip-fever dream-off-Broadway sensation will play its final performance on January…

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Sleep No More to Close Off-Broadway After 5,000 Performances by Margaret Hall

The beloved adaptation of Macbeth kickstarted a craze for immersive theatre throughout New York City.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM
Monday, November 6, 2023

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Whitney White’s Macbeth in Stride by C.m. Crockford

Macbeth in Stride, a new adaptation of the Shakespeare classic now onstage at Philadelphia Theatre Company, rocks but doesn’t dig its daggers deep enough. C.M. Crockford reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:33PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Shakespeare Theatre Company Reveals Dates, Venue for Macbeth by Molly Higgins

Before STC's run in Washington, D.C., the production will have completed engagements at custom-built theatre spaces in Liverpool, Edinburgh, and London.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:12AM
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Cast Complete for Donmar Warehouse Macbeth, Starring Cush Jumbo and David Tennant by Andrew Gans

Audiences will wear headphones in Max Webster's production of the Shakespeare tragedy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:07AM
Sunday, October 22, 2023

Alice Birch: ‘When I’m writing, the banalities of motherhood such as head lice disappear’ by Jude Rogers

The Normal People screenwriter talks about growing up in a commune, heartbreaking plays, and ​the r​umours that she’s collaborating with Taylor Swift Born in Malvern, Worcestershire, i…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:07AM
Thursday, October 19, 2023

See Who Will Join Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma in Macbeth Across U.K. and Washington, D.C. by Margaret Hall

The site-specific production will premiere in a warehouse in Liverpool this fall and then head to Edinburgh, London, and the U.S.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:13AM
Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Romeo and Juliet – Worth a Trip to New Jersey by Jk Clarke

By JK Clarke . . .  There’s been something of a drought in New York when it comes to Shakespeare plays over the past several years. Sure, there are the requisite Shakespeare in the Park p…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:35PM
Monday, October 16, 2023

‘Macbeth in Stride’ plays like a rock concert, with Lady M center stage by Celia Wren

Shakespeare Theatre’s version of the Scottish play centers on women’s experience

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:13PM

Exhilarating ‘Macbeth in Stride’ at STC exalts what Shakespeare did not by Sophia Howes

Whitney White reimagines Lady Macbeth and celebrates the power of the Black woman in an abundance of visual and aural delight. By SOPHIA HOWES

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Friday, October 13, 2023

Macbeth at Flat Rock Playhouse by Brian Postelle

FRP’s latest theater-in-the-round production is a rousing success.

SOURCE: at 05:22PM
Sunday, October 1, 2023

The best theatre to stream this month: That Face, Macbeth and Dance Umbrella by Chris Wiegand

Our roundup of stage shows to watch at home includes a revival of Polly Stenham’s debut play, London’s international dance festival and Patrick Stewart suffering toil and trouble The fir…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:55AM
Thursday, September 28, 2023

Whitney White, Charlie Thurston, Stacey Sargeant, More to Star in Macbeth in Stride at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Meg Masseron

The rock music adaption will be produced in association with Philadelphia Theatre Company and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:55AM
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Is King Lear a mountain or molehill? How to play the tragic monarch and ‘stupid old fart’ by Michael Billington

Paul Scofield, Ian McKellen and Glenda Jackson have all redefined Shakespeare’s unpredictable ruler – a role in which actors usually succeed Kenneth Branagh is set to play, and direct, K…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:07AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Corey Hawkins Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE) by Angelique Jackson

Emmy and Tony Award nominee Corey Hawkins has signed with CAA for representation. Hawkins is best known for his recent performances in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” “In the Heights,” “…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Philly Fringe 2023: Spanking Macbeth and Macbeth in a Bar by Kiran Pandey

The 2023 Philly Fringe takes on Macbeth in two different shows: Spanking Macbeth, an original play, and Macbeth in a Bar, a restaging at Lilly’s Ferry. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:12PM
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Shirine Babb to Take Over as Doctor in A Beautiful Noise by Ruthie Fierberg

Shirine Babb will join the cast of A Beautiful Noise beginning on September 22. Babb will assume the role of Doctor, a therapist character originated by Linda Powell, who will play her final…

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Macbeth review – zombies, haggis and a little bit of disco by Mark Fisher

Shakespeare North Playhouse, PrescotHorror-movie witches haunt the unhappy couple throughout this touring co-production. It’s one of many interesting ideas that are dropped too soon There …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:33AM
Wednesday, September 6, 2023

As You Like It by Steven Morris

Reviewed by G. Bruce SmithLong Beach PlayhouseThrough September 30 What director Michael Hernandez-Phillips and his cast have done so very well in the Long Beach Playhouse production of Will…

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Sunday, September 3, 2023

The week in theatre: Macbeth; The Odyssey: Part 5 – The Underworld – review

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; Olivier, LondonThe Macbeths have time on their hands in the RSC’s overloaded production, while the National’s laudable countrywide Odyssey…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:37AM
Thursday, August 31, 2023

Macbeth review – a strenuously fresh reading with one-liners by Stewart Lee by Mark Lawson

RSC, Stratford-upon-AvonBenefitting from a Scottish cast and a rewritten Porter’s speech by Lee, Wils Wilson’s production gets at the demonic drive of people desperate for power but hope…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:33AM
Friday, August 11, 2023

Macbeth, Shakespeare's Globe review - uneven production of intermittent power by Gary Naylor

★★★ MACBETH, SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE Stripped back version has plenty of echoes of today's news, but lacks coherence and spectacle Matti Houghton shines as a grieving, accusing, frustrate…

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

‘A really precarious time’: regional US theatres face a mounting crisis by David Smith In Washington

With audience attendance still down, many theatres across the US are struggling to adjust to a post-pandemic landscape In his four years as US president, Abraham Lincoln was said to have at…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:33PM
Thursday, August 3, 2023

Macbeth review – Max Bennett’s jokey king is clearly unfit to govern by Mark Lawson

Shakespeare’s Globe, LondonGender swapped roles shed new light on dark days in a production – complete with gruesome bodybags and references to fake news – that feels aptly aligned to …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:19AM
Saturday, July 29, 2023

Theater Review: “Macbeth” — Rousing Mayhem on the Boston Common by Bill Marx

This uncomplicated version of Shakespeare's tragedy comes off as a rousing tale of murder under a starlit Boston sky that obligingly lights Macbeth's "black and deep desires."

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:25AM

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater