Lincoln Center Theater has announced that the Bafta and Olivier Award nominated British actress Anne-Marie Duff will make her New York stage debut as 'Lady Macbeth,' starring opposite Ethan Hawke, in its upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Jack O’Brien.
The production will open at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on 21 Nov 2013, following previews from 24 Oct 2013, and playing through to 12 Jan 2014.
Additional casting for Macbeth will be announced at a later date.
When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown.