Alan Cumming stars in
Macbeth at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre; photo: Jeremy Daniel

Alan Cumming is so fascinating as Macbeth that it is a wonder no one has yet cast him in a production of Macbeth. The current Broadway production is not quite Macbeth and not quite not Macbeth. It is not quite a one-man show and not quite not a one-man show, not quite Shakespeare and not quite not Shakespeare.

The Macbeth being presented at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre is a slightly revised revival of Mr. Cumming’s one-man Macbeth presented at Lincoln Center over the summer. I am happy it has been brought to Broadway: The less interesting political theater of the...


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