Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to Play Macbeth Onstage at the Geffen Playhouse

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is no stranger to the bloody side of feudal politics. He’s been playing Jaime Lannister, a character known for his murder of a king, on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” for seven seasons. He’ll continue in this vein in November when he portrays another king killer, Macbeth, in a production of Shakespeare’s tragedy directed by the “Game of Thrones” alumnus Matt Shakman at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Calif., from Nov. 5 through Dec. 8.

The theater’s 2019-20 season, announced on Thursday, will include the world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher and Andy Garcia’s adaptation of “Key Largo,” featuring Mr. Garcia in the starring role, and the Tony Award winner Idina Menzel reprising her role in Joshua Harmon’s “Skintight,” from Sept. 3 through Oct. 6.

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“Key Largo,” set to run from Feb. 4 through March 8, 2020, is based on a play Maxwell Anderson and the 1948 noir film directed by John Huston, and written by Huston and Richard Brooks. Ms. Menzel last played Jodi, a lawyer struggling with her relationship to her fashion designer father, in the premiere production of Mr. Harmon’s play at Roundabout Theater Company last summer.

Mr. Shakman, the Geffen Playhouse’s artistic director, said in a statement that the coming season “marks some notable firsts for the Geffen — our first Shakespeare production, two world premieres, and a coproduction with the dazzlingly inventive Vampire Cowboys” company based in New York.

“Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation,” a play with music by Qui Nguyen, will be the season’s second world premiere and its final production. It will run from June 16 through July 19, 2020.

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