Ethan Hawke to play Macbeth

2013-06-14 23:00
New York - Ethan Hawke is returning to Broadway to play the title role in Macbeth.

The Shakespeare tragedy will mark a reunion for Hawke with director Jack O'Brien at Lincoln Centre Theatrr, where he starred in Henry IV and The Coast of Utopia, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.

Hawke is starring in the horror film The Purge and the romantic drama Before Midnight, the third film in a series with Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.

Macbeth had its latest incarnation on Broadway in a one-man show by Alan Cumming.

Performances of Hawke's Macbeth begin 24 October.