From Bond to Broadway: Daniel Craig to star in new stage adaptation of 'Macbeth'

Actor Daniel Craig attends the German premiere of the new James Bond movie 'Spectre' at CineStar on October 28, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)
Actor Daniel Craig attends the German premiere of the new James Bond movie 'Spectre' at CineStar on October 28, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Photo credit (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The next James Bond film has yet to hit theaters, but series star Daniel Craig has already lined up his next gig.

Wednesday, it was announced that the actor was headed to Broadway this spring to star in a brand new stage adaptation of William Shakespeare’s "Macbeth". This isn’t Craig’s first stint on stage, or with Shakespeare though.

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One of Craig’s first acting roles ever was in the original "Angels in America." Since then he’s shifted from stage to screen sporadically. His last time being in 2016, when he played the villainous Iago in an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello.

Barbara Broccoli, who currently serves as a producer on "No Time To Die," will also produce "Macbeth." In a statement made to the press Wednesday morning, she expressed her excitement to be working with Craig again.

She said, “I am thrilled that he will be supporting the return of Broadway playing this iconic role.”

Actor Daniel Craig takes a bow during opening night curtain call for the broadway production of "A Steady Rain" at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on September 29, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Actor Daniel Craig takes a bow during opening night curtain call for the broadway production of "A Steady Rain" at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on September 29, 2009 in New York City. Photo credit (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Craig will star alongside Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga (Loving), who’ll be making her Broadway debut as Lady MacBeth. Tony Award winning director Sam Gold (Fun Home) will direct the show, and it’ll have a limited 15-week run.

Performances will be begin Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre before officially opening Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Additional cast members will announced in the coming months.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at www.Telecharge.com. beginning Friday, October 8 at 10AM.

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