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Kenneth Branagh to Make His New York Stage Debut in Macbeth Next Year

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 21:  Actor and producer Kenneth Branagh speaks onstage at the Masterpiece Mystery! "Wallander III" panel during day 1 of the PBS portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

It was announced this morning that Kenneth "The Guy Who's Always Doing Shakespeare Stuff" Branagh will be making his New York stage debut next June in Macbeth. He will be taking the lauded Manchester International Festival production of the Scottish Play to the Park Avenue Armory's 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall. This comes after Ethan Hawke announced he'll be playing the titular Macbeth this October at the Lincoln Center Theater. It's going to be a Macbeth-off. First to lose their head, wins.

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2012 Getty Images