Other actors to perform in the play include Anne-Marie Duff, Daniel Sunjata, Bianca Amato and John Glover among others, as various characters. Macbeth is widely read and one of the most popular plays that have taken the Broadway by storm. Macbeth is the story of an ambitious General and his opportunistic wife. It is a story of morals, superstition and fate. The story of the play is set in medieval Scotland where Macbeth is a General in King Duncan's army. He is returning with his fellow soldiers after defeating the enemies in a battle. On their way they cross an infertile land where they are met with three witches who refer to Macbeth as "King Hereafter”, "Thane of Glamis” and "Thane of Cawdor". The story takes an incredible turn as Macbeth returns to the King and end up murdering him. Macbeth musical is an inspiring show that gained instant success at the time of its debut premiere. Critics highly acclaimed the production calling it a ‘mesmerizing theatrical experience’. Newsday called the show a ‘triumph’.
This highly acclaimed Broadway is heralded as "The Scottish Play" and has run productions several times in venues worldwide. Many actors have starred in the play and the lead roles have been played by many including Kelsey Grammer and Patrick Stewart among others. However, the play was given a new story. An innovative revival cast Alan Cumming played the role of Macbeth, as a psychiatric patient and he performed the whole show, earlier in 2013. This unique Broadway production of Macbeth repeated the Shakespearean tragedy in a lone patient’s mind. As the curtains rose, audiences saw a deep dark psychiatric unit in a clinical room. Alan Cumming as a psycho patient relived Shakespeare's well-known story. Each movement of the patient in the room is being watched with a closed circuit TV camera embedded in the walls. Two additional Broadway actors also joined Alan Cumming for the show’s Broadway run.
Alan Cumming is a multi-talented actor and performer as well as a “Born Entertainer”, who did an incredible job performing his role. In terms of ingenuity and stamina, Alan’s achievement is surely remarkable. Alan not only played the role of a psychic patient but he also performed all the roles in the story as well; Macbeth, Macduff, Lady Macbeth, Lady Macduff and the three witches among a dozen others. He is a patient who has committed crimes and finds flee in continually narrating the script of Macbeth. This one-man Broadway production is produced by Ken Davenport whose production has inspired many.
Later in 2013, Ethan Hawke was given the lead role to perform the actual role. This dismal and dark new production is soon to take place and expecting great response. Though Hawke is a known movie star, yet he has showcased his stage-worthiness in this play. Not only the actors make this play a worth-watching treat but there are many other behind-the-sets artists whose efforts have made major contribution. Macbeth tickets continue to be a treat for the theatergoers especially when tragic stories of the renowned Shakespeare come to life on stage.