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Apr 21, 2013 - Jul 14, 2013
Running time: 1:45
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036
By Bus: M104, M10, M27, M50, M6, M7, or M42 bus.
By Subway: N, R, W to 49th St or the 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre. Take the C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.
Show Description:


Alan Cumming


John Tiffany, Andrew Goldberg

Written By

William Shakespeare

$69.50 - $142.00
prices subject to change
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Listed at TKTS: Frequently
Audience Advisory
This production includes nudity and violent subject matter that may be inappropriate for younger audiences.
Age Guidance: 13


Orchestra: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating is located in the Orchestra only. Mezzanine (second level): 3 flights of stairs up 30 steps. Please note, once on the Mezzanine level there are approximately 2 steps per row. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind row E of the Front Mezzanine. Wheelchair Seating: 11 aisle seat with folding armrest, 5 wheelchair viewing seats, 4 companion seats.
Seats 1,096.Orchestra on ground level. Lower lounge, front mezzanine and rear mezzanine reached only by stairs.
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.
Central Parking System, 257 West 47th St, (Broadway and 8th Ave); (212) 262-9778 225 West 49th St, 5 pm to 5 am. Port Parking Corporation, 235 West 48th St, (Broadway and 8th Ave);  (212) 245-9421
Curb Ramps
NW corner of 47th St. & Broadway; NE corner of 47th St. & 8th Ave.
Double doors in series: 1st set (each 27.5") has one pair of automatic doors from 47th Street to ticket lobby with push button control; 2nd set (each 27", attended by ushers) to Orchestra.
Box Office
There are two steps into the theatre. Waiter service for wheelchair patrons is available. Theatre is not completely accessible.
Unisex in Ticket lobby. Door 32". Stall 129" x 61.5". Commode 18". Grab bars. Another restroom is located up 2 flights of stairs.
Water Fountain
Ticket lobby. Spout 36".
In lobby, accesible at 54" with utilitiy outlet
Assisted Listening System
Infrared listening system. Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Occasional sign language interpreted performances are scheduled.
Visual Assistance
Vision seats in the front of the orchestra for purchase in person or on the phone.
Folding Armrests
Eleven row-end seats with folding armrests.


This startlingly fresh approach to one of the Bard’s most produced works offers not only a sensational vehicle for the actor but also gives us new perspectives on a familiar classic.

-David Sheward, Backstage CONTINUE READING
It’s an interpretation that throws a very particular light on “Macbeth” at the expense of the play’s political and social qualities, yet such are Cumming’s gifts as an actor, we also get an uncommonly rich reading of the play. Using the most subtle shifts in register, gait and dress, he switches seamlessly from character to character, giving us a robust Lady Macbeth who sensuously tastes power while naked in the bath and drinking water like champagne; an uncomplicated Banquo, cheerfully tossing the apple he will reclaim as a ghost; and a bumptious Duncan, blissfully unaware of the danger around him.

-Mark Fisher, Variety CONTINUE READING
...The stylishly eerie trappings (the grungy sterility of the set, by Merle Hensel, is enough to give you the willies) and Mr. Cumming’s energetic flitting among characters keep us constantly entertained...In terms of stamina and ingenuity, Mr. Cumming’s achievement is certainly remarkable.

-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times