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Lincoln Center Theater Announces Casting for Its Upcoming Production of Shakespeare's MACBETH





directed by JACK O’BRIEN


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Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director André Bishop, has announced that Bianca Amato, Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Richard Easton, Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar, Brian d’Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Jonny Orsini, Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Derek Wilson will join Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in its upcoming production of Shakespeare’s MACBETH, directed by Jack O’Brien.  The production, which will feature a cast of 27, will begin previews on Thursday, October 24 and open on Thursday, November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street

In this new production of what is widely considered to be one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies Ethan Hawke will play Macbeth opposite Anne-Marie Duff as Lady Macbeth with Bianca Amato as Lady Macduff, Richard Easton as Duncan, Brian d’Arcy James as Banquo,  Jonny Orsini as Malcolm, Daniel Sunjata as Macduff, with Malcolm Gets, John Glover and Byron Jennings as the Three Witches, and Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger,  Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar,  Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Derek Wilson in other roles.


MACBETH will have sets by Scott Pask, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Japhy Weideman and original music and sound by Mark Bennett, projections by Jeff Sugg and fight direction by Steve Rankin.

Jack O’Brien directed the recent LCT production of The Nance and won Tony Awards for his direction of both The Coast of Utopia and Henry IV.  His other LCT credits include The Invention of Love (Tony Award nomination), Pride’s Crossing, The Little Foxes, Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award) and Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony Award nomination).  His many Broadway credits include the musicals Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray and The Full Monty.  One of this country’s most prolific directors of Shakespeare, he is the former Artistic Director of San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre and the author of the recently published memoir Jack Be Nimble, the Accidental Education of an Unintentional Director.


MACBETH will be performed Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.  Please note there will be no matinee on Saturday, October 26.  Beginning November 26 all Tuesday evening performances will begin at 7pm.

Tickets, priced from $77 to $137 are available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office, at or by visiting  A limited number of tickets priced at $32 are available at every performance through LincTix, LCT’s program for 21 to 35 year olds.  For information and to enroll, visit 

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BIANCA AMATO (Lady Macduff)  LCT:  The Coast of Utopia.  Broadway:  Arcadia.  Off-Broadway:  Neva (Public Theater), The Broken Heart (TFNA), Trumpery (Atlantic Theater Company), The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Peter Hall (BAM), Mr. Fox: A Rumination (Signature Theatre Co.).  TV:  Unforgettable, The Big C, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods.

SHIRINE BABB (Macbeth Attendant)  Off-Broadway: Around the World in 80 Days, Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (Women’s Project), Single Black Female, You Can’t Take It With You (Gloria Maddox Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pulse Ensemble Theatre).  Regional:  A Rasin in the Sun (Palm Beach Dramaworks); The Tempest (Hartford); MacBeth 1969 (Long Warf); The Madness of George 111, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Two Gentleman of Verona (Old Globe).

JOHN PATRICK DOHERTY (Cathness) LCT: The Coward (LCT3). Off-Broadway: A Bright New Boise. Regional: Henry V (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); A Woman of No Importance, The Master Builder (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Torchbearers, Big Money, The Good Negro, The Tutors (Williamstown Theatre Festival).

ANNE-MARIE DUFF (Lady Macbeth)  London theater includes Strange Interlude, St. Joan (London Critics Circle Award, Olivier Award nomination), Collected Stories (Olivier Award nomination), King Lear, War and Peace, La Grande Magia and Vassa.  Film: Nowhere Boy (nominations for British Independent Film Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress), Before I Go to Sleep, Molly Moon, Closed, Sanctuary and The Last Station. TV: Elizabeth – The Virgin Queen (BAFTA nomination – Best Actress), the original British series Shameless (BAFTA nomination – Best Actress), Sinners (Monte Carlo and Shanghai Film Festivals awards for Best Actress), The Accused and Journey’s End. 

AUSTIN DURANT (Murderer, Siward) LCT: War Horse.  Regional Theater: Anna Christie (Old Globe); Death of a Salesman, Passion Play (Yale Repertory Theatre); A Doctor in Spite of Himself (Intiman Theatre); The Illusion, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Berkshire Theatre Festival); The Fantasticks (Mum Puppet Theatre); Othello, Jelly’s Last Jam, Romeo and Juliet (Yale School of Drama); The Who’s Tommy, The Mystery of Irma Vep (Yale Summer Cabaret).  Television: “Nurse Jackie.”  

 RICHARD EASTON (Duncan)   LCT:  The Coast of Utopia, The Rivals, Henry IV, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, The Invention of Love (Tony Award).  Broadway: Elling, Noises Off, Murderous Angels, Cock-A-Doodle Dandy, Hamlet, The Misanthrope, Pantagleize, The Cherry Orchard, Exit the King, Pickwick, The School for Scandal, Back to Methusela, The Country Wife.  Off-Broadway includes: Painting Churches (Keen Company); The Bridge Project (BAM); New Jerusalem (Classic Stage); Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Outer Critics Circle nom.); Waste (Theatre for a New Audience). London: The Death of Bessie Smith, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, School for Scandal, Hamlet, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, The Important of Being Earnest, Pygmalion.    FILM:  Revolutionary Road, Finding Forrester, Henry V, Dead Again.  TV: Mildred Pierce, Boardwalk Empire, Ed, LA Law, Frasier, Law & Order SVU,” “The Saint.”

FRANCESCA FARIDANY (Hecate)  Broadway: Man and Boy (Roundabout), The 39 Steps, The Homecoming.  NY Theater: The New York Idea (Atlantic), Orlando (Classic Stage), The Stronger (Archlight), Uncle Jack (Worth St.), Neil Simon’s Hotel Suite (Roundabout).  Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Co., The Getty Villa, Bay Street Theatre, Sundance Theatre Lab, Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Warf, McCarter, Seattle Rep, Old Globe, Miniature Theatre, Pacific Playwrights Festival, Huntington, Magic Theatre.  Film: Conceiving Ada, Seaside Trilogy.  TV: E.R, Law & Order: SVU, Deadline, Law & Order.

STEPHANIE FIEGER (Harpier)  Theatre: The Common Pursuit (Roundabout); The Lover (Studio Tisch); A Doll’s House, The Proposal (Infinite Theatre); Macbeth (Public); A Perfect Wedding (NYU).  Regional includes Dracula (Pioneer Theatre Co.); Othello (Shakespeare on the Sound); Boeing Boeing, Measure for Measure, Two Gentleman of Verona (Old Globe); A View of the Harbor (Merrimack Rep.); Saint Joan (Barter Theatre).  Film/TV: All Dark Places; Airhead..

MALCOLM GETS (Witch)  LCT: A New Brian, Hello Again.  New York Theatre: The Story of My Life; Amour (Tony, Drama Desk noms.); The Moliere Comedies, Merrily We Roll Along (Obie, Drama Desk nom.); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Obie); Boys and Girls; Finian’s Rainbow; Polish Joke; Juno; The Boys from Syracuse, The Appletree (Encores!).  Regional includes: Williamstown, Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, ACT, Goodspeed, Westport.  Film includes: Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Love in the Time of Money, Adam and Steve, Sex and the City, Grey Gardens.  TV: Caroline in the City.  Education: University of Florida, Yale School of Drama.    

JOHN GLOVER (Witch)  LCT: Nikolai and the Others. Broadway: Death of a Salesman, The Royal Family, Waiting For Godot (Tony nom.), The Drowsy Chaperone, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony Award), The Great God Brown (Drama Desk Award), The Selling Of The President, Frankenstein. Off-Broadway: The Marriage Of Bette and Boo, The Paris Letter (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Drama League noms.), Give Me Your Answer Do! (Roundabout); Sorrows and Rejoicings, Oblivion Postponed, Linda Herr: The Fairy Garden (2nd Stage); Rebel Women (Public Theater). Film: Payback, Batman and Robin, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Gremlins 2, Scrooged, 52 Pick-Up, White Nights, Annie Hall, Julia.

ETHAN HAWKE (Macbeth)  LCT:  The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award nomination), Henry IV.  Broadway:  The Seagull.  Off-Broadway credits as actor:  Ivanov, Blood from a Stone (Obie Award), Hurlyburly (Lucille Lortel Award nomination), The Late Henry Moss, Sophistry, Casanova;  as actor and director – Clive; as director A Lie of the Mind (Drama Desk Award nomination). Many film credits include: The Purge, the trilogy Before Midnight, After Sunset and  Before Sunrise, Total Recall, Daybreakers, Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead, The Hottest State, Fast Food Nation, Training Day (Academy Award nomination), The Newton Boys, Great Expectations, Gattaca, Search and Destroy, Reality Bites, Dead Poet’s Society. 

BEN HORNER (Murderer)  LCT: War Horse.  Off-Broadway: The Gods Are Pounding My Head, Zomboid (Ontological-Hysteric Theater); Bingo with the Indians, seating ARRANGEMENTS, Smoke and Mirrors (The Flea Theater); Mustard (La MaMa E.T.C.).  Other Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (Yale Repertory Theatre); Macbeth (Wachovia Playhouse); As You Like It, The Tempest (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Macbeth (Smith Street Stage); Macbeth, A Streetcar Named Desire, Bones in the Basket (Yale School of Drama.)

RUY ISKANDAR (Donalbain)   Off-Broadway: Romeo and Juliet (CSC), The Dance and the Railroad (Signature Center, Wuzhen Theatre Festival).  Other Theater: The Tutors (The Attic), Measure for Measure (Public), Purimcelo (CSC).  Education: MFA, NYU Grad Acting. 

BRIAN d’ARCY JAMES (Banquo)  LCT: Carousel, Ancestral Voices.  Broadway: Time Stands Still (MTC), Next to Normal, Shrek (Outer Critics Circle Award; Tony, Drama Desk noms.), The Apple Tree, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Sweet Smell of Success (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League noms.), Titanic (FANY Award, Drama League nom.), Blood Brothers, Les Miserables (Third National Tour).  Select Off-Broadway: Giant (Public/Drama Desk, Drama League noms.), Port Authority (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk noms.), The Good Thief (OBIE Award, Drama Desk nom.), The Wild Party (Drama Desk, Drama Desk nom.).  Film: Admission, Game Change (HBO), Ghost Town.  TV: Ironside, The Good Wife, Smash, The Big C, Person of Interest, Rescue Me.

BYRON JENNINGS (Witch) LCT:  Henry IV, Dinner at Eight, The Invention of Love, Carousel.  Broadway: Arcadia,  The Merchant of Venice; Accent on Youth, Sight Unseen (MTC); Macbeth; Is He Dead?; Inherit The Wind; Heartbreak House, A Touch of the Poet, Twelve Angry Men, The Man Who Came to Dinner, A Month in the Country (Roundabout); Noises Off.  Other Theater: Don Juan, Waste (Theatre for New Audience); Galileo, Edward II (Yale Rep); Richard III (Guthrie).  Film: Lincoln, Julie & Julia, Hamlet, Civil Action, The Ice Storm, A Time To Kill, Quiz Show, Simple Twist of Fate, I’m Losing You.  TV: White Collar, Gossip Girl, Damages, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, King.

AARON KROHN (Ross) LCT:  The Coast of Utopia, Henry IV, The Invention of Love.  Broadway: The Farnsworth Invention, Julius Caeser.  Off-Broadway: As You Like It, The Tempest, Winter’s Tale, The Cherry Orchard (Bridge Project, BAM/Old Vic); Clive (New Group); The Glass Cage, Echoes of the War (Mint); Philoktetes (LaMama).  Regional: Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, TUTS, Alabama Shakespeare, Old Globe, Infernal Bridegroom, Alley Theatre.  TV:  Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order: SVU, Welcome to New York.

JEREMIAH MAESTAS (Seyton) Off-Broadway:  Questa (Wings Theatre Co.), A Lesson in Art, The Oral Tradition, Sideways Stories.  Regional theater:  Jesus Hopped the “A” Train and Earthquake Sun (San Diego Rep), Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Suddenly Last Summer, The Elephant Man, The Shape of Things (Theatreworks New Milford).

CHRISTOPHER McHALE (Old Man, Doctor)  LCT: Nikolai and the Others, Golden Boy, King Lear, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Broadway: Execution of Justice, Julius Caesar, Piaf, The Iceman Cometh. Off-Broadway: Two Gentlemen of Verona, Julius Caesar, King John, Macbeth, Othello, Richard II (NYSF), Domino (NYTW), Lemkin’s House (McGinn-Cazale). Select Regional: Yale Rep, Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Magic Theatre.  

JONNY ORSINI  ( Malcolm). LCT: The Nance. Off-Broadway: An Early History of Fire (The New Group), Be A Good Little Widow (Ars Nova), Banished Children of Eve (Irish Repertory Theatre). Select Regional: The Little Dog Laughed (Hartford TheaterWorks), After Ashley (Company One, IRNE nom. Best Actor). Film: Beneath, Generation Um, Girl Most Likely, King Kelly, Rocksteady, Cigarette Candy (Best Short, South by Southwest/Outstanding Performance, Florida Film Festival). Public Theater Shakespeare Lab 2012.

SAM POON (Macduff’s Son). Professional Tours: Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Scrooge.  Other Theater:  Fly (World Premiere, Dallas Theater Center); Oliver (NC Theatre); Secret Garden (Astoria PAC); Miss Saigon, Camelot, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (The MUNY).  Opera: Brundibar (Opera Theatre of St. Louis).  Film:  Portraits in Dramatic Time (2011 Lincoln Center Festival). 

TRINEY SANDOVAL (Menteith)   LCT: A Free Man of Color.  Broadway: A Man For All Seasons, Frost/Nixon.  Off Broadway: Timon of Athens, The Idiot.  Other New York theater: Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, As You Like It, Whisper.  Regional: Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Yale Rep., Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Alliance, Old Globe, Milwaukee Rep., Wilma (Barrymore Award), La Jolla Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare, Two Rivers Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (five seasons as a resident company member/more than 35 productions of Shakespeare).TV: The Sopranos, Lights Out, One Life to Live, All My Children, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU. 

NATHAN STARK (Fleance. Theater: As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival); The Three Musketeers, The Tempest, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labours Lost, Macbeth (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); Lend Me A Tenor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Greek, Angels in America, Macbeth, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Ball State University).  TV: The Good Wife, Celebrity Ghost Stories.

DANIEL SUNJATA (Macduff)   LCT:  Twelfth Night.  Broadway:  Cyrano de Bergerac, Take Me Out (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, Theater World Award).  Off-Broadway:  Take Me Out (Lucille Lortel Award),  Henry VIII.  Regional theatre credits include Camino Real at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.  Film:  The Dark Night Rises, One for the Money, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Devil Wears Prada, Melinda and Melinda, Bad Company, The Feast of all Saints.  TV:  starring roles on Graceland, Rescue Me, The Bronx is Burning (Image Award nomination)and appearances on many tv series including Smash, Grey’s Anatomy, 30 Rock, Law & Order, Ed, Sex and the City, Law & Order: SVU.

PATRICK VAILL (Graymalkin)   NY Theater: When in Disgrace (Examined Man); Birthtaint (The Brick); Edward in Second (Red Bull); A Month in the Café (Theater for the New City); Mary Bright Poppleton is Writing a Memoir (NY Fringe); The Cherry Orchard, The Liar, Freedom House, Macbeth, Seymour’s Fat Lady, She Stoops to Conquer, The Humans Are in Trouble, All My Sons, All’s Well That Ends Well (NYU).  Regional: Henry V, Richard II, As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre D.C.). 

TYLER  LANSING WEAKS (Young Siward)  Theater:  National MFA Playwrights Festival (Theatre Row); Sparrow Grass (Trinity Rep.); Parade, The Misanthrope, Cowboy Mouth, Midsummer, Time of Your Life, Three Sisiters (Brown/Trinity MFA Program); The Boy Who Lived Forever (Brown’s Writing Is Life Festival); Fifth of July, Heidi Chronicles (Princeton Summer Theater).  TV: The Good Wife.  

DEREK WILSON (Lennox)  Theater:  Burn (NY Fringe); Dirt (Studio Tisch); Anna Christie (Berkshire Theatre Group); Henry IV (Part One), No Man’s Land, Comedy of Errors, Blood & Roses (Henry VI), The Tempest (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey).  TV: Rectify (Sundance Channel), Person of Interest, The Good Wife.   Education: MFA, NYU Tisch. 

Andrew C. McGibbon



Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, The site was subsequently bought by, and became He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House. His photography work can be previewed at

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In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

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