Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Alan Cumming: solo Macbeth and 'Cabaret' news

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Alan Cumming to stage ambitious solo project on Broadway
Scottish actor Alan Cumming is taking his ambitious solo performance of William Shakespeare's Macbeth to Broadway. The Good Wife star will not only be playing the titular role, but every other part in the play himself, from the three witches to Lady Macbeth.
To explain the multiple personalities being dramatised on stage, the play will be set in a psychiatric unit with Cumming playing a patient who re-enacts the tale of bloody palace intrigue.
Tony Award-winner John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg will direct the production, which opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on 7 April (13) for a limited 73-performance run.
Cumming previously staged his unusual solo show at the National Theatre of Scotland and the Lincoln Center Festival in New York last year (12).
He says, "Performing Macbeth last year was the most challenging and fulfilling experience of my career by far, and so I am both honoured and daunted to do it again in my adopted hometown of New York City."
Cumming last appeared on Broadway in his Tony Award-winning performance as the Emcee in Cabaret in 1998, while he also previously starred in The Threepenny Opera and Design for Living.
Source: Express


Producer Kevin Davenport has blogged about it here (above image is from there)

Cabaret continues
After a 40th-anniversary screening of her classic movie musical “Cabaret” on Thursday night, Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming were already going over their upcoming stage show. “They were in a corner conferring about their show at Town Hall,” said a spy at an Empire Hotel after-party for “Cabaret.” Minnelli, who won a Best Actress Oscar for the movie, and Cumming, who won a Tony Award for Rob Marshall’s Broadway revival, are teaming onstage March 13 for Minnelli’s 67th birthday. Earlier at the Ziegfeld Theatre, Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and Marisa Berenson spoke about the film with Turner Classic Movies’ Robert Osborne, in advance of its Blu-ray release.
Source: New York Post 

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