Tony Award winner Jennifer Ehle will play Lady Macbeth opposite Liev Schreiber in Central Park this summer. According to The New York Times, the actress has signed on for the Shakespeare in the Park production of Macbeth, which starts performances June 13.
Ehle was nominated for an Olivier Award and won the Best Actress in a Play Tony Award for her work in The Real Thing. Her other theatrical credits include The Philadelphia Story at the Old Vic, Summerfolk for the Royal National Theatre, The Relapse, The Painter of Dishonour and Richard III for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Design for Living on Broadway. Her film credits include Paradise Road, Bedrooms and Hallways, Sunshine, Possession, The River King and Alpha Male. She was also notably featured as Miss Elizabeth Bennet in the BBC Pride and Prejudice miniseries.
Macbeth is scheduled to run through July 9 at the Delacorte Theatre. Following it will be the previously announced production of Mother Courage and Her Children starring Meryl Streep.
Sunday, March 19, 2006
More on Macbeth
From BroadwayWorld There's a new photo on the site as well (taken at Nothin' Like a Dame, it looks like)