The Verdict: Critics Review Alan Cumming Solo Macbeth

By Adam Hetrick
April 22, 2013

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming brings a new brand of toil and trouble to Broadway in his one-man Macbeth, staged by Tony Award-winning Once director John Tiffany, which opened on Broadway April 21 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.



Set in a psychiatric unit, Cumming plays a patient who is reliving the story of Macbeth – bringing to life over 15 characters in Shakespeare's bloody work, which is performed without an intermission. It has a running time of one hour and 45 minutes. Previews began April 7. It is scheduled to play a limited run through June 30.

The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

AM New York

Associated Press

Backstage

Bloomberg News

Entertainment Weekly

The Hollywood Reporter

Newsday

New York Daily News

New York Magazine

New York Post

The New York Times

Time Out New York

USA Today

Variety

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