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THR Tony Nominees Roundtable: Hugh Jackman, Ruth Negga, Jesse Williams, Mary-Louise Parker and Sam Rockwell on Broadway in the Time of COVID

Ahead of the 75th Tony Awards, which will be held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter gathered five of this Broadway season’s acting nominees for a conversation about the challenges and rewards of working on Broadway, generally, and specifically this season, in the middle of a global pandemic. Two already have Tonys to their name: Australian Hugh Jackman, a best actor in a musical nominee for The Music Man, in which he plays a conman who brings trouble to small-town Iowa (the Hollywood A-lister, who played Wolverine in the X-Men film franchise, previously won for the musical...
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‘Macbeth’ Stars Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga on Persistence and Access to Theater During the Pandemic

Sam Gold wanted the show to go on and that meant — at least for one night during the previews of the director’s long-awaited Macbeth run — he would himself have to literally go on, book in hand. Ahead of the play’s April 14 preview, Gold stepped in for actor Michael Patrick Thornton in the role of Scottish nobleman Lennox, after the actor had a breakthrough case of COVID-19.More from The Hollywood ReporterCannes Flashback: Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg's History Began at the FestCannes: Why Greek Cinema Is Having a MomentCannes: WME Independent Heads on Moving Film Sales and Financing In-House “One...
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Tony Nominations: Patti LuPone & Ruth Negga Shout Out To Overlooked Co-Stars; Hugh Jackman, Billy Crystal, Mary-Louise Parker, Jaquel Spivey Give Thanks – Update

Click here to read the full article. Refresh for updates… Patti LuPone, Billy Crystal, Ruth Negga, Jaquel Spivey and Mary-Louise Parker are expressing their thanks for today’s Tony Award nominations, with LuPone and Negga extending appreciations to her co-stars who were not nominated. “We are led every night by the beautiful, soulful, and extremely talented Katrina Lenk,” LuPone said in a statement. Negga said she is “deeply indebted” to co-star Daniel Craig. (See their comments below.) Monday morning’s Tony Awards nominations delivered a reassuringly familiar sign of springtime after two-plus years of Covid upheaval on Broadway, and the reactions of nominees reflect...
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After Recovering From COVID, Daniel Craig Celebrates Broadway Opening of ‘Macbeth’ With Ruth Negga

Click here to read the full article. Director Sam Gold’s Broadway production of “Macbeth,” which stars Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga, was already a tall order for its cast, who had only four weeks of rehearsal before previews began. It was made more difficult by multiple COVID cases, including Craig’s, that caused the production to close for 11 days earlier this month. But on Thursday evening, the cast prevailed, celebrating the show’s opening at the Longacre Theatre on 48th street. “Like everybody else on Broadway, we’ve just had to sort of step up,” Craig told Variety. “What’s been amazing is that...
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At ‘Macbeth,’ Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga on the unspoken word

The most commonly held taboo in the arts is uttering the word “Macbeth” inside a theater. Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga don’t buy it. Shakespeare’s tragedy was said to be cursed before its first performance more than 500 years ago. Since then, the superstition forbids the show’s title to ever be spoken inside a theater. Instead it’s referred to as “the Scottish play.”
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Macbeth review – Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga soar but there’s magic missing

For tragedy to really tear your heart out, it has to feel preventable. What if Juliet’s messenger had arrived on time? What if Othello had trusted his wife? What if Caesar had just stayed home that day and caught up on the latest papyrus? Watching the brisk, mordant Broadway revival of Macbeth, which stars a muscled, de-Bonded Daniel Craig, you might entertain another what-if: what if medieval Scotland had maximally effective therapy?
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‘Macbeth’ Broadway Review: Daniel Craig And Ruth Negga Take Stab At Killer Chemistry In Uneven Reign Of Shakespeare’s Ambitious Royals

Click here to read the full article. A very busy Broadway season comes to a close with its final production, and Sam Gold’s staging of Macbeth starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga is nothing if not a dynamic attempt to cap an unusual and often extraordinary theater season. Uneven – if not so much as Gold’s 2019 King Lear with Glenda Jackson – and peppered with choices both curious (what, no “double double toil and trouble?”) and captivating (a brief prologue that’s as funny as it is timely), this iteration of The Scottish Play, which opened last night at the...
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