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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!

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The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will run through Sunday, August 17. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals below!

The complete cast of King Lear features Annette Bening (Goneril); Jeremy Bobb (Oswald); Steven Boyer (Fool); Jessica Collins (Cordelia); Glenn Fleshler (Cornwall); Jessica Hecht (Regan); Slate Holmgren (King of France); Christopher Innvar (Albany); Chukwudi Iwuji (Edgar); John Lithgow (Lear);Clarke Peters (Gloucester); Dale Place (Old Man, Curan); Jay O. Sanders (Kent); and Eric Sheffer Stevens (Edmund). The non-equity ensemble includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II,Andrew Burnap,Christopher Ghaffari, Ryan-James Hatanaka, Matt Helm, Dave Klasko, and Phillip Shinn.

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivandirects Shakespeare's classic drama about a King who loses everything-including his mind-when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return. King Lear has not been seen at Shakespeare in the Park since 1973.

The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park is continuing a 52-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community.

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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Sebastian Stan

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
America Ferrera

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Gloria Reuben

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Daphne Rubin-Vega

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Director Daniel Sullivan

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Sarah Paulson

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Martha Plimpton

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
John Cullum

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Donna Murphy

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Donna Murphy

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Heidi Shrek

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Rebecca Naomi Jones

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Oscar Isaac

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Oscar Isaac

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Annaleigh Ashford

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Andre Holland

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Bob Balaban

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Benjamin McKenzie

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Benjamin McKenzie

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Benjamin McKenzie

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Benjamin McKenzie

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Ella Beatty

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Byron Jennings, Carolyn McCormick, Ella Beatty

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Jonathan Groff

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Susan Pourfar

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Susan Pourfar and Jonathan Groff

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!

Camryn Manheim

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Carson Elrod

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Carson Elrod

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Raul Esparza

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Raul Esparza and Martha Plimpton

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Concetta Tomei

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Leslie Odom Jr.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Director Daniel Sullivan

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Director Daniel Sullivan

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Marin Ireland

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Marin Ireland and Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Marin Ireland and Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
Marin Ireland and Bill Irwin

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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