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UPDATED: Jenny Sterlin and Brendan Titley Join Alan Cumming in Broadway's Macbeth

The pair will appear as the Doctor and Orderly in the upcoming revival of Shakespeare's classic tragedy. logo

Alan Cumming in Macbeth
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UPDATED: Jenny Sterlin (Heartbreak House) and Brendan Titley (As You Like It) will join Tony Award winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret) in the National Theatre of Scotland's revival of William Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

In the production, which is set in a clinical room within a psychiatric institution, Sterlin, whose Broadway credits also include Major Barbara and Design For Living, and Titley, who has appeared in productions of All's Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure, will take on the roles of the hospital's Doctor and Orderly. Chris Kipiniak (Metamorphoses) understudies both roles.

January 31: Tony Award winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret) will bring his acclaimed, one-man adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth to Broadway this spring. Co-directed by Tony winner John Tiffany (Once) and Andrew Goldberg (Black Watch), the National Theatre of Scotland production, produced on Broadway by Ken Davenport, will play 73 performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre beginning April 7, with an opening set for April 21.

Clocking in at just under two hours, this Macbeth is set in the psychiatric ward of a mental institution, where an unnamed patient (Cumming) finds himself reliving (and playing every role in) Shakespeare's supernatural tragedy of ambition night after night, while being observed by two silent medical staffers via closed circuit-monitors. The pair of actors who will join Cumming on stage will be announced in the future. The work had its premiere in June 2012 at Scotland's Glasgow Tramway, and played a brief run at New York's Lincoln Center Festival in July. An audio recording of Cumming's adaptation is available for purchase by Simon & Schuster.

Cumming received a Tony Award for his performance as the Emcee in Cabaret. His many stage credits include The Threepenny Opera, Design for Living, and The Seagull. He currently stars as Eli Gold on the hit CBS series, The Good Wife, for which he received two Emmy Award nominations.

Macbeth's creative team includes Merle Hensel (scenic and costume design), Natasha Chivers (lighting design), Fergus O'Hare (sound design), Ian William Galloway (video projection design), Ros Steen (voice), Christine Devaney (movement), and Max Richter (music).

Click here to read TheaterMania's review of Macbeth.

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If you can't wait until April, here's a video preview of Alan Cumming's Macbeth: