Reviews: Read What Critics Had to Say About Sam Gold's Macbeth | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: Read What Critics Had to Say About Sam Gold's Macbeth

The production starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga as the ambitious couple opened April 28.

Asia Kate Dillon, Che Ayende, Danny Wolohan, Amber Gray, Daniel Craig, Emeka Guindo, Paul Lazar, Ruth Negga, Maria Dizzia, Grantham Coleman, Bobbi MacKenzie, Phillip James Brannon, and Eboni Flowers Joan Marcus

Broadway's Macbeth officially opened its limited engagement April 28 at the Longacre Theatre. Starring Daniel Craig in the title role and Ruth Negga as the relentless Lady Macbeth, Tony winner Sam Gold directs the production.

Previews for this production of the Scottish Play, which began March 29, were interrupted due to positive COVID cases within the company. Performances resumed April 12, and reviews were held until April 29 to give critics ample time.

Read the reviews here.

AMNY (Matt Windman)

CitiTour (Brian Scott Lipton)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Leah Greenblatt)

Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Stage Review (David Finkle)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo)

New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Times (Jesse Green)

Observer (David Cote)

Telegraph (Diane Snyder)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)

The Times (Clive Davis)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Time Out (Adam Feldman)

Variety (Christian Lewis)

Washington Post (Peter Marks)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Also featured in the cast are Tony nominees Maria Dizzia and Amber Gray, Phillip James Brannon, Grantham Coleman, Asia Kate Dillon, Emeka Guindo, Paul Lazar, Bobbi MacKenzie, Michael Patrick Thornton, and Danny Wolohan. The ensemble includes Che Ayende, Eboni Flowers, and Peter Smith. Stevie Ray Dallimore serves as standby for the title role. Negga, Dillon, Guindo, Lazar, Smith, and Thornton are all making Broadway debuts.

Joining Gold on the creative team are scenic designer Christine Jones, costume designer Suttirat Larlarb, lighting designer Jane Cox, sound designer Mikaal Sulaiman, composer Gaelynn Lea, special effects designer Jeremy Chernick, make-up, hair, and wig designer Tommy Kurzman, and violence director David S. Leong. Michael Sexton and Ayanna Thompson serve as dramaturgs and text consultants while Dawn-Elin Fraser serves as voice coach. Movement is by Sam Pinkleton and Kevin Bertolacci is production stage manager.

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See New Production Photos of Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga in Macbeth


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