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Delacorte Theatre (New York, NY)
81st and Central Park

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Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 8:00pm

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Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater's great tragic heroes, KING LEAR. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs 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.

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Photo Coverage: Central Park Fashion at Opening Night of KING LEARPhoto Coverage: Central Park Fashion at Opening Night of KING LEAR
by Walter McBride - August 6, 2014

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 fashion below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
by Walter McBride - August 6, 2014

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! (more...)

Photo Coverage: KING LEAR Company Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!Photo Coverage: KING LEAR Company Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
by Walter McBride - August 6, 2014

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 opening night after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Lithgow, Annette Bening and Cast of KING LEAR Take Opening Night Bows in the Park!Photo Coverage: John Lithgow, Annette Bening and Cast of KING LEAR Take Opening Night Bows in the Park!
by Walter McBride - August 6, 2014

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 opening night curtain call below! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Sullivan's KING LEAR Lacks Serpent's Tooth SharpnessBWW Reviews: Sullivan's KING LEAR Lacks Serpent's Tooth Sharpness
by Michael Dale - August 6, 2014

Delacorte production more ritual than theatrical. (more...)

Review Roundup: The Public's KING LEAR Opens at the DelacorteReview Roundup: The Public's KING LEAR Opens at the Delacorte
by Review Roundups - August 5, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

KING LEAR, Starring John Lithgow and Annette Bening, Opens Tonight at the DelacorteKING LEAR, Starring John Lithgow and Annette Bening, Opens Tonight at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - August 5, 2014

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, with an official press opening tonight, August 5. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at John Lithgow, Annette Bening & More in Public Theater's KING LEAR in the Park!BWW TV: First Look at John Lithgow, Annette Bening & More in Public Theater's KING LEAR in the Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 31, 2014

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 is currently in previews and runs through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Lithgow, Annette Bening & More in Public Theater's KING LEAR in the Park!Photo Flash: First Look at John Lithgow, Annette Bening & More in Public Theater's KING LEAR in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

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 is currently in previews and runs through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

KING LEAR, Starring John Lithgow, Begins Tonight at Shakespeare in the ParkKING LEAR, Starring John Lithgow, Begins Tonight at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

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 begin performances tonight, July 22 and run through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

VIDEO: John Lithgow Talks Realizing His Dream of Playing 'King Lear' on TONIGHT SHOWVIDEO: John Lithgow Talks Realizing His Dream of Playing 'King Lear' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - July 18, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy chatted with John Lithgow about playing the titular role of King Lear for Shakespeare in the Park (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with John Lithgow, Annette Bening & More for KING LEAR in the Park!Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with John Lithgow, Annette Bening & More for KING LEAR in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - July 1, 2014

The Public Theater will soon present King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring the previously announced John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will begin performances on Tuesday, July 22 and run through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff on How to Get Free Tickets to the Public's Shakespeare in the ParkSTAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff on How to Get Free Tickets to the Public's Shakespeare in the Park
by Stage Tube - June 5, 2014

The Public Theater will begin previews earlier this week on June 3 for Much Ado About Nothing, the first show of The Public's 2014 season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. Directed by Jack O'Brien, Much Ado About Nothing will run through Sunday, July 6, with an official press opening on Monday, June 16. Below, Jonathan Groff explains how to get free tickets -- and what to do while you're waiting in the queue -- for Shakespeare in the Park! (more...)

Annette Bening, Steven Boyer, Jessica Hecht and More Join John Lithgow in the Public's KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park!Annette Bening, Steven Boyer, Jessica Hecht and More Join John Lithgow in the Public's KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring the previously announced John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will begin performances on Tuesday, July 22 and run through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. (more...)