Macbeth (Classic Stage Company)
Macbeth (Classic Stage Company)

Macbeth (Classic Stage Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(73 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Disappointing, Intelligent, Great staging

About the Show

Corey Stoll ("First Man," “House of Cards”) and Nadia Bowers ("Describe the Night," "The Farnsworth Invention") star in Classic Stage Company’s production of Shakespeare's dark tragedy.

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115 Reviews | 13 Followers
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love the Bard and want to see a pared-down version of this classic tale with great direction.

Don't see it if You only like the traditional version of Macbeth or hate Shakespeare.

72 Reviews | 10 Followers
Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Cory Stoll's interpretation of the "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow" soliloquy is the best I have seen. Brilliant acting and staging.

Don't see it if You can't sit for 90 minutes of intense theater with no intermission.

249 Reviews | 116 Followers
Cuts magnify the dramatic moments, Superb acting

See it if Corey Stoll has broad range & gives most memorable "Tomorrow" speech ever; Nadia Bowers is Lady Macbeth; Raffi Barousmian, a fine Malcolm.

Don't see it if you don't know MacBeth well; don't like your Shakespeare cut. This runs 1 hour 40 minutes. Multiple cast members play multiple parts. Read more

254 Reviews | 70 Followers
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if John Doyle’s minimalist staging gives added imaginative heft to this study of ruthless ambition; terrific ensemble especially Stoll&Bowers

Don't see it if If you don’t know ow the play well it can be confusing because actors play multiple roles across gender without costume changes

147 Reviews | 16 Followers
Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love shakespeare and CSC unique and extraordinary productions. great script and acting.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare

184 Reviews | 17 Followers
Great writing, Classic, Swift, Great staging

See it if you want to see Shakespeare. This classic is performed in under 2 hours. Moves quickly.

Don't see it if you want musical comedy or something light. Some actors handle more than one role.

506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Dizzying, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great acting by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Love the thrust stage and CSC is an expert with it. Fun finding a witch or her words,

Don't see it if 9 actors play more than 25 roles but with almost same costumes. 2 great female actors play 2 1/2 male roles. . Set is a throne and... Read more

279 Reviews | 63 Followers
Ambitious, Riveting, Intense, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you are a Shakespeare fan as well as a John Doyle fan

Don't see it if stripped down, bare-bones productions are not to your liking, or if you can't sit through 100 minutes with no intermission

Critic Reviews (16)

The New York Times
October 27th, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "A Decent Man Turns Murderous Tyrant: A bracingly lucid Corey Stoll embodies Shakespeare’s thane who, step by step, cedes his soul to his own darkest impulses."
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Time Out New York
October 27th, 2019

2/5 stars: "Coldy lit and swathed in drab tartan, Classic Stage Company's Macbeth resembles an especially severe fall runway show. Color, emotional and otherwise, is out. Stage blood on the hands of its doomed thane (Corey Stoll) is the first sign of life in director-designer John Doyle's odd and funerary production."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 27th, 2019

"John Doyle’s Blankie 'Macbeth' and Zawe Ashton’s Memorable 'for all the women…'"
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The Hollywood Reporter
October 27th, 2019

"Real-life spouses Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers play Shakespeare's murderous couple, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle."
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October 27th, 2019

"Corey Stoll Is a Modern 'Macbeth' in a Medieval World: Classic Stage Company mounts a revival of the Scottish play."
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October 27th, 2019

"Something Edited This Way Comes as John Doyle Directs Corey Stoll, Nadia Bowers in 'MACBETH'"
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Lighting & Sound America
October 28th, 2019

"John Doyle's new production of 'Macbeth' is sleek, stripped down, and ready for action; having gotten one of William Shakespeare's darkest tragedies into fighting trim, however, he seems to have no idea what to do with it."
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Talkin' Broadway
October 28th, 2019

"Corey Stoll begins well but, approximately 30-40 minutes into the piece, he lapses into a contemporary delivery of his lines that's soon followed by anachronistic gestures and body language. One suspects Stoll, who's a talented actor, has a Macbeth within him, but it's not this misguided production."
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