Kelly & Michael: Alan Cumming In ‘Macbeth’ On Broadway

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Alan Cumming: Night Out With Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Peter Facinelli welcomed star of The Good Wife and Macbeth on Broadway, Alan Cumming. Alan and Kelly had recently bumped into each other on a fun night out. They were drinking, so the night’s details were not appropriate for daytime television!

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Kelly & Michael: Alan Cumming In 'Macbeth' On Broadway

Alan Cumming discussed his challenging role on Broadway in Macbeth with Kelly and Peter Facinelli. (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

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The last time Alan appeared on Live, he discussed his powerful new movie Any Day Now. If you haven’t had the chance to see it, Any Day Now will soon be on DVD. Peter Facinelli recently saw the film and was very moved by Alan’s performance.

Alan Cumming: Dogs Leon and Honey

Alan loves chatting about his beloved dogs, Leon and Honey, who are celebrities in their own right. Alan shared pictures of the dogs riding a New York City taxi, and also detailed a story about Leon (the chihuahua) eating his dinner, as well as Honey’s. When Alan came home, Leon’s stomach looked like a “melon.”

Alan Cumming: Macbeth On Broadway

Despite the old theater superstition that you can’t say “Macbeth” out loud, Kelly and Peter chatted with Alan about his challenging new Broadway role. In Macbeth, Alan plays all 15 characters, which he admitted was “very daunting” to take on. “How do you like working with Alan Cumming?” Peter joked. Alan revealed that the role requires him to be in great shape. He belongs to “a whole gym subculture” now.

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Alan Cumming: Liza Minelli

Alan knew that his good friend Liza Minelli was in the audience the other night, because she clapped and shouted for him during a death scene. Alan and Liza have known each other for 15 years, ever since she came to see him perform in Cabaret. They’ve been great friends ever since.

See Alan Cumming in Macbeth, running at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre until June 30 2013.

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