Alan Cumming's one-man "Macbeth" headed to Broadway

Alan Cumming performs in a scene from his one-man reinterpretation of "Macbeth" at the 2012 Lincoln Center Festival in New York. Lincoln Center

Alan Cumming is taking his "Macbeth" to Broadway.

Producers said Friday that the Tony Award-winning Scottish actor will bring his one-man interpretation of "Macbeth" to Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre beginning April 7. In addition to the lead role, Cumming also portays Macduff, Duncan and the three witches from the Shakespeare tragedy. The show will run through June 30.

The production, led by directors John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg, originated at the National Theatre of Scotland and made a stop last summer at the Lincoln Center Festival.

In the play, "The Good Wife" actor appears as a patient in a white-tiled mental hospital for whom the plot of "Macbeth" is sort of a schizophrenic nightmare. Two other actors play medical staff, but speak few lines.

Watch video below of Cumming discussing his one-man show:


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