Macbeth: Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga to Star in Barbara Broccoli-Produced on Broadway

Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga to Star in Barbara Broccoli-Produced ‘Macbeth’ on Broadway

Directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, the 15-week production will open on April 28, 2022, and mark a return to Broadway for Craig and mark Negga’s debut.

 

Following his final outing as James Bond, Daniel Craig and producer Barbara Broccoli are reteaming for Broadway production of Macbeth, with Oscar nominee and Passing star Ruth Negga set to star opposite Craig.

Directed by Sam Gold, whose Fun Home won the 2015 Tony Award for best direction of a musical, the show is slated to run for 15 weeks at the Lyceum Theatre, with previews beginning on March 29, 2022, and opening night set for April 28, 2022. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

“I am beyond thrilled to be participating in this historic season as theatre reemerges, and to be working with two such masterful actors on one of dramatic literature’s most challenging and epic dramas,” director Sam Gold said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get started!”

For both Craig and Negga, the production will serve as a return to Shakespeare and New York theater.

The No Time To Die actor previously appeared in Gold’s 2016 New York Theatre Workshop-directed Othello, alongside David Oyelowo.

Recently, Negga made her New York theatrical debut in the Gate Theater of Dublin’s 2020 production of Hamlet, which opened at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn under the direction of Yaël Farber. The 2022 production also marks Negga’s Broadway debut, in which she will play the role of Lady Macbeth.

“Daniel is not only a great film actor but a magnificent theatre actor as well,” producer Barbara Broccoli said in her statement. “I am thrilled that he will be supporting the return of Broadway playing this iconic role with the exquisitely talented Ruth Negga making her Broadway debut and under the expert direction of Sam Gold.”

Macbeth features scenic design by Christine Jones, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, original music by Gaelynn Lea, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick and fight direction by David Leong. Casting is run by David Caparelliotis, with Michael Sexton and Ayanna Thompson serving as text consultants and Dawn-Elin Fraser working as the production’s vocal coach. Kevin Bertolacci is serving as production stage manager with 101 Productions, Ltd. the general manager.

Macbeth is being produced by The Shubert Organization, Michael G. Wilson and Frederick Zollo, with Patrick Daly serving as Executive Producer.

Tickets go on sale to the public at www.telecharge.com starting Friday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. ET. An exclusive pre-sale for American Express card members will run from Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. ET through Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 9:59 a.m. ET. Additional pre-sale tickets will be available to Audience Rewards members between Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. ET and Friday, Oct. 8 at 9:59 a.m. ET at www.audiencerewards.com.