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Scotland, PA


Do not miss this modern retelling of William Shakespeare's Macbeth set in the sleepy town of Scotland. A deliciously dark comedy, Scotland, PA centres around a couple who run a burger joint, but have much greater ambitions. Find out the extent to which two individuals will go to achieve their selfish goals in this musical adaptation of the cult 2001 film!

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why watch scotland, pa

Based on the 2001 film of the same name, directed by William Morrissette, Scotland, PA is considered to be a modernized version of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The story is set in 1975 in the small town of Scotland, Pennsylvania inside a fast-food restaurant. The musical features a team of award-winning choreographers, writers and musicians and is guaranteed to awe audiences from across the world at Broadway. Michael Mitnick, who has received acclaim for plays such as “The Siegel” and “Mysterious Circumstances” is in charge of the writing. The music and lyrics are by Adam Gwon, of “Ordinary Days” fame, and he is joined by music director Vadim Fletcher.

The dark comedy has been in development since 2014 at Roundabout Underground and is all set to dazzle at the Broadway stage. Mitnick shifts the tale of murderous ambition to America for a thrilling new musical!

The Story

It is the year 1975 in the sleepy town of Scotland situated in Pennsylvania. The town’s burger joint is managed by the husband-wife duo of McCartan and Jones, who are fed up with their boring lives. They come up with a plan to super-size their lives, but things, however, take a turn for the deadly. Their selfish goal leaves numerous bodies in its wake and the couple find their stars on the rise. Over time, the couple’s ambition grows, but a police officer, however, takes an interest in the duo. How far are they willing to go to achieve the American Dream?

Good For

Lovers of Black Comedy | Fans of Dark Comedies | Fans of Musical Adaptations

Critics Review

"it strikes me as one of the most ridiculous ideas in years -- and in the era of "Tomcats" and "Little Nicky," that's saying something." - Chicago Tribune

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Show Details

Previews begin from the 14th of September and the play opens from the 23rd of October, 2019. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, there will be a matinee at 2 PM. On Sundays, a show will be held at 3 PM.

Show Timings

Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 PM

To be confirmed

Jeb Brown as Duncan
Jay Armstrong Johnson as Duncan
Taylor Iman Jones as Banko

Directed By
Lonny Price

Book By
Michael Mitnick

Music and Lyrics By
Adam Gwon

Choreographed By
Josh Rhodes

Additional Information

Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.

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Wheelchair Accessible
In House Bar
Coat Check

The Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre has a seating capacity between 425 and 450.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Getting There

  • These Subway lines stop near Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre: D, F.
  • These Train lines stop near Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre: BABYLON, NC, PATH, PORT JEFFERSON, PORT WASHINGTON.
  • These Bus lines stop near Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre: 190, M55, Q32, QM5, X28.


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