Comscore

Shakespeare in the park 2014

PTS
Swing
joined:1/22/14
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/22/14 at 10:07am
Is there anyone who has any information about Shakespeare in the park 2014?

Found this on their homepage:
Thank you for your support and see you in June 2014!
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/22/14 at 10:32am
The shows were announced in early February last year.
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
Kad Profile Photo
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/22/14 at 10:35am
I've heard Taming of the Shrew is one of the options on the table, starring two actors with recent history in the Park.
aaronb Profile Photo
aaronb
Broadway Star
joined:6/3/12
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/22/14 at 04:21pm
I just hope there are two Shakespeares this year.
Check out my theater blog, http://www.scribicide.com
The Glenbuck Laird Profile Photo
The Glenbuck Laird
Understudy
joined:8/25/13
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/23/14 at 04:25pm
There's only one Shakespeare fella
GavestonPS Profile Photo
GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/23/14 at 06:47pm
Sorry to sound like an old fart, but any SHREW will have to compete with the Meryl Streep/Raul Julia production in the late 1970s. The latter remains the best production of a Shakespeare comedy I have ever seen.
Sauja Profile Photo
Sauja
Broadway Star
joined:1/7/07
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/23/14 at 10:29pm
You don't sound like an old fart, Gaveston, but you HAVE made me profoundly jealous. I'll still root for Shrew. I've actually never seen it performed.

And while most years I would say if prefer two Shakespeare plays, given the particularly huge number of productions lately, I would love to see one non-Shakespeare. Maybe a Greek tragedy to balance a Shakespeare comedy? Medea, anyone?
I started a blog! Cause I'm a nerd. http://100showsayear.blogspot.com/
somethingwicked Profile Photo
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/23/14 at 11:48pm
There have been rumblings about THE TAMING OF THE SHREW with Lily Rabe happening for years, so assuming her schedule allows it, I'd think that will be on the docket this summer.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/24/14 at 01:20am
"any SHREW will have to compete with the Meryl Streep/Raul Julia production in the late 1970s. The latter remains the best production of a Shakespeare comedy I have ever seen."

Well, it would only have to compete for the small overflow of people who saw this production in the 70s, ranked it as the best ever, and also attend this one. That would be a small % of people.

I imagine I'll think the same of any future Twelfth Night after the Rylance version.
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
AC126748 Profile Photo
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/24/14 at 09:27am
If Rabe is Katharine, then who would be the actor with a recent park history playing Petruchio? Hamish Linklater?
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
macnyc Profile Photo
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/24/14 at 10:46am
There were a whole mess of actors in Love's Labour's Lost also. How about Colin Donnell as Petruchio? I think he has a gig somewhere else, though. Daniel Breaker? Lucas Near-Verbrugghe? Bryce Pinkham also has another gig now though.
AC126748 Profile Photo
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/24/14 at 11:13am
Kad said "recent history in the Park," and that made me think of actors who have been in multiple shows over the last couple of seasons. Aside from Linklater and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who has appeared in several park shows recently?

(Colin Donnell is doing Violet on Broadway)
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
Esther
Chorus Member
joined:2/27/05
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/24/14 at 04:09pm
Jesse L Martin was in Winter's Tale & Merchant, wasn't he?
KirbyCat Profile Photo
KirbyCat
Broadway Legend
joined:4/23/08
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/27/14 at 07:46pm
I know it'd be another musical/not Shakespeare, but I think it would be wonderful if they brought back the Pirates of Penzance this summer. I was lucky enough to attend the gala performance/concert staging of Pirates this past summer (starring Kevin Kline, Glen Close, Martin Short, and Eric Idle), and it was one of the most delightful performances I've seen in the park.
Kad Profile Photo
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/27/14 at 10:24pm
The two actors I've heard have already been named in this thread.
macnyc Profile Photo
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/27/14 at 10:32pm
Oooh, fun!
Kad Profile Photo
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Shakespeare in the park 2014
Posted: 1/27/14 at 10:59pm
I don't want to get everyone hyped up. It's not a terribly shocking choice.

BROADWAYWORLD TV