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Ethan Hawke flying back to Broadway

Ethan Hawke will return to Broadway this fall as the star of Macbeth at New York City's famed Lincoln Center.

The Great Expectations actor will feature in a re-staging of Shakespeare's classic Macbeth this fall.

Executives at Lincoln Center Theater announced details about the famed venue's 2013-2014 season Thursday.

The production will mount at LCT's Vivian Beaumont Theater with Tony Award-winner Jack O'Brien directing.

Ethan previously worked with Jack on The Coast of Utopia in 2006 and 2007. The performance also earned the actor a Tony nomination.

Ethan made his Broadway debut in Anton Chekhov's 1992 production of The Seagull.

He returned to tread the boards in Jack O'Brien's Henry IV in 2003.

Shortly after The Coast of Utopia closed in May 2007 Ethan opened up about life on stage.

The actor credited the cast of 1995 romantic drama Before Sunrise with helping him to get back on his feet following his 2004 divorce from ex-wife Uma Thurman.

His first instinct was to reconnect with himself through theatre.

"The theatre was my first love, and there's something humbling about the theatre," he told Entertainment Weekly.

"I just went back there. I wanted to touch my own past a little bit. It all coincided with a sense that I needed to rebuild myself after my divorce."

Performances for Macbeth are scheduled to begin October 24. Opening night is scheduled for November 21.

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