A first look photo has been released of the cast of Macbeth at the Longacre Theatre in New York, starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga.
Directed by Sam Gold, and produced by 007 James Bond filmmakers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga play the haunted couple at the centre of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
The show didn’t get a great start, with Craig and a number of the cast getting Covid early on in the run, forcing the play the cancel. But it’s now back on track, aheads of its official opening night on 28 April 2022.
The wider cast includes Phillip James Brannon as Ross, Grantham Coleman as Macduff, Asia Kate Dillon as Malcolm, Maria Dizzia as Lady Macduff, Amber Gray as Banquo, Emeka Guindo as Fleance, Paul Lazar as Duncan, Bobbi MacKenzie as Macduff’s child, Michael Patrick Thornton as Lennox, and Danny Wolohan as Seyton. The ensemble also includes Che Ayende, Eboni Flowers, Peter Smith, Lizzy Brooks and Ronald Emile. Stevie Ray Dallimore serves as the Macbeth standby.
There’s still no news on whether this production of Macbeth will transfer to the West End.