Cumming to do solo ‘Macbeth’

Project will play Lincoln Center Festival

Gotham-based actor Alan Cumming will star in a one-man “Macbeth” at the Lincoln Center Festival in July.

Reunited with helmer John Tiffany (“Black Watch”), who worked with him on “The Bacchae” in 2007-08, Cumming will play all the roles in Shakespeare’s tragedy.

The “Good Wife” actor made the announcement in Glasgow at the launch of the National Theater of Scotland’s 2012 program.

Production, co-directed by Gotham helmer Andrew Goldberg (who was staff director on “Black Watch” in New York), will open at Glasgow’s Tramway in June before crossing the Atlantic for a Lincoln Center Festival run July 5-14.

Cumming, who will start work on the project after filming wraps on the current season of “The Good Wife” in April, made his stage debut as Malcolm in a production of “Macbeth” directed by Michael Boyd, now artistic director of the RSC. More recently he appeared for two nights in the Gotham incarnation of “Sleep No More,” Punchdrunk’s installation-theater hybrid that was inspired by “Macbeth.”

Also announced for the upcoming slate at National Theater of Scotland is the preem of “Glasgow Girls,” a tuner conceived and directed by Cora Bissett based on a real-life story of an asylum seeker. It will tour to London’s Theater Royal Stratford East in 2013 and to Australia.

Also during the coming season, the youth group Saber Players from Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn will join Exchange 2012, an international theater festival for 16- to 25-year-olds in Stirling, Scotland, in July. Following that, Canadian helmer Serge Denoncourt will stage “The Guid Sisters,” an acclaimed Scots translation of Michel Tremblay’s “Les belles soeurs,” at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theater in September.

More Legit

  • John Lithgow Stories By Heart

    Broadway Review: 'John Lithgow: Stories by Heart'

    Gotham-based actor Alan Cumming will star in a one-man “Macbeth” at the Lincoln Center Festival in July. Reunited with helmer John Tiffany (“Black Watch”), who worked with him on “The Bacchae” in 2007-08, Cumming will play all the roles in Shakespeare’s tragedy. The “Good Wife” actor made the announcement in Glasgow at the launch of […]

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Lin-Manuel Miranda to Receive Monte Cristo Award (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gotham-based actor Alan Cumming will star in a one-man “Macbeth” at the Lincoln Center Festival in July. Reunited with helmer John Tiffany (“Black Watch”), who worked with him on “The Bacchae” in 2007-08, Cumming will play all the roles in Shakespeare’s tragedy. The “Good Wife” actor made the announcement in Glasgow at the launch of […]

  • Allan-Corduner Murder on the Orient Express

    'Crazy,' 'Murder' and More on Playwright Ken Ludwig's Packed Plate

    Gotham-based actor Alan Cumming will star in a one-man “Macbeth” at the Lincoln Center Festival in July. Reunited with helmer John Tiffany (“Black Watch”), who worked with him on “The Bacchae” in 2007-08, Cumming will play all the roles in Shakespeare’s tragedy. The “Good Wife” actor made the announcement in Glasgow at the launch of […]

  • Stephen Adly Guirgis

    Stagecraft Podcast: Stephen Adly Guirgis Talks Writing, Acting and 'The Get Down'

    Gotham-based actor Alan Cumming will star in a one-man “Macbeth” at the Lincoln Center Festival in July. Reunited with helmer John Tiffany (“Black Watch”), who worked with him on “The Bacchae” in 2007-08, Cumming will play all the roles in Shakespeare’s tragedy. The “Good Wife” actor made the announcement in Glasgow at the launch of […]

  • Mankind review

    Off Broadway Review: Speculative Satire 'Mankind'

    Gotham-based actor Alan Cumming will star in a one-man “Macbeth” at the Lincoln Center Festival in July. Reunited with helmer John Tiffany (“Black Watch”), who worked with him on “The Bacchae” in 2007-08, Cumming will play all the roles in Shakespeare’s tragedy. The “Good Wife” actor made the announcement in Glasgow at the launch of […]

  • Farinelli and the King Broadway

    Broadway Box Office: Sales Down 35% in January Chill

    Gotham-based actor Alan Cumming will star in a one-man “Macbeth” at the Lincoln Center Festival in July. Reunited with helmer John Tiffany (“Black Watch”), who worked with him on “The Bacchae” in 2007-08, Cumming will play all the roles in Shakespeare’s tragedy. The “Good Wife” actor made the announcement in Glasgow at the launch of […]

  • Australian Star Craig McLachlan Accused of

    Australian Star Craig McLachlan Accused of Sex Harassment (Report)

    Gotham-based actor Alan Cumming will star in a one-man “Macbeth” at the Lincoln Center Festival in July. Reunited with helmer John Tiffany (“Black Watch”), who worked with him on “The Bacchae” in 2007-08, Cumming will play all the roles in Shakespeare’s tragedy. The “Good Wife” actor made the announcement in Glasgow at the launch of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content