By MARK KENNEDY, AP Leisure Author
NEW YORK (AP) — Might or not it’s the curse of the Scottish play? Daniel Craig’s return to Broadway in a brand new model of “Macbeth” has been quickly halted after the actor contracted COVID-19.
Wednesday’s matinee and night performances had been canceled when the James Bond actor examined constructive. When he’ll returns was not instantly identified, however protocols point out it might be a number of days not less than.
Craig stars in a revival of Williams Shakespeare’s tragedy, with Ruth Negga making her Broadway debut taking part in Girl Macbeth.
“Macbeth” is taking part in the Lyceum Theatre, with a gap set for April 28. Tony Award-winner Sam Gold is directing.
Based on folklore, “Macbeth” was cursed from the start, when a coven of witches objected to Shakespeare utilizing actual incantations and put a curse on the play. Different productions have been plagued with accidents.
Craig was final on Broadway in a 2013 revival of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” reverse his spouse, Rachel Weisz, and directed by Mike Nichols. Craig additionally starred reverse Hugh Jackman in 2009’s “A Regular Rain.” Gold directed Craig in a 2016 off-Broadway manufacturing of “Othello” alongside David Oyelowo.
Different high-profile reveals on Broadway have needed to cancel reveals as a consequence of their lead actor’s contracting the virus, together with each “The Music Man” leads, Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.
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