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NEW YORK – The Scottish play isn’t taking much of a break before coming back. Ethan Hawke plans to return to Broadway this winter to play the title role in “Macbeth.”

The Shakespeare tragedy will mark a reunion for Hawke with director Jack O’Brien at Lincoln Center Theater, where he starred in “Henry IV” and “The Coast of Utopia,” for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.

Hawke is currently starring in the horror film “The Purge” and the romantic drama “Before Midnight,” the third film in a series with “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset.”

James Lapine will direct his own adaptation of Moss Hart’s autobiography “Act One” and Doug Hughes will direct the world premiere of The City of Conversation, a new play by Anthony Giardina.