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3 Star Starred
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Between Broadway and 8th 243 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036
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be sure to go to the restroom prior to the show...there is no intermission
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If you have knee problems do not book in mezzanine. Steps are steep!
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4.5 average rating
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31 events
12 reviews
18 stars
attended Apr 18 2013

An absolutely AMAZING night at the theater. Do not miss this.

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8 reviews
33 stars
attended Apr 11 2013

surprised myself by how much I like it.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended May 26 2013

Macbeth to remember - enthralling performance by Mr. Cumming

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Quotes & Highlights

“What a tour-de-force performance it is … really hits the damned spot.” —Entertainment Weekly
“What Cumming is doing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre is delivering a tour-de-force that redefines the term.” -Associated Press
“it produced, in me at least, the thump of dread you want in Macbeth and seldom get … Every element of the design - set, sound, costume, video, lighting — is ideally tailored to the concept … [Cumming’s] voice for verse, with those big Scots vowels, is outstanding. He’s tireless and brave in enacting a difficult story." —Vulture
“All will appreciate the stirring turn by Cumming packing theatrical thunder and lightning. Fitting for the asylum setting of this “Macbeth,” Cumming is fully committed.” —New York Daily News
“It’s an audacious interpretation, not simply in the enormity of the task (Cumming is center of attention for the best part of two hours), but in the way it internalizes the wide-ranging political drama of the original and turns it into a distressing vision of mental disorder.” —Variety


_This production includes nudity and violent subject matter that may be inappropriate for younger audiences. The show is recommended for those ages 14 or older.

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