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Performance of Macbeth on Broadway Canceled Due to Technical Mishap

Ethan Hawke performs a solo with guitar before the audience departs.

Ethan Hawke sang to the audience of a canceled performance of Macbeth at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
(© T. Charles Erickson)

A technical difficulty interrupted the November 27 evening performance of Macbeth at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater. An announcement was made midway through Act 1 that there was a problem with equipment essential to the blocking in the following scene.

After two additional announcements thanking the audience for their patience, house lights were raised and patrons were informed that the performance had been canceled due to a technical difficulty that could not be addressed in a reasonable amount of time.

As the audience was leaving, Ethan Hawke (who plays the role of Macbeth) came onstage with a guitar and offered to sing a song, "You Belong to Me." After a few bars, Hawke wished the audience a Happy Thanksgiving and left the stage to applause.

Further details of the difficulty were not available at the time of the performance cancellation.