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Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the show opened last night at the Delacorte Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos below!

Click here for a clip of Oskar Eustis' address before the evening's performance.

Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's play of politics and power, was last seen in the Park 17 years ago. Rome's leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country's democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare's political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.

The complete cast of Julius Caesar features Tina Benko (Calpurnia); Teagle F. Bougere (Casca); Yusef Bulos (Cinna the Poet); Eisa Davis (Decius Brutus); RoBert Gilbert (Octavius); Gregg Henry (Caesar); Edward James Hyland (Lepidus, Popilius); Nikki M. James (Portia); Christopher Livingston (Titinius, Cinna); Elizabeth Marvel (Antony); Chris Myers (Flavius, Messala, Ligarius); Marjan Neshat (Metullus Cimber); Corey Stoll (Marcus Brutus); John Douglas Thompson (Caius Cassius); and Natalie Woolams-Torres (Marullus). The non-equity company will include Isabel Arraiza (Publius Clitus); Erick Betancourt; Mayaa Boateng (Soothsayer); Motell Foster (Trebonius); Dash King; Tyler La Marr (Lucillius); Gideon McCarty; Nick Selting (Lucius, Strato); Alexander Shaw (Octavius' Servant); Michael Thatcher (Cobbler); and Justin Walker White (Pindarus).

JULIUS CAESAR features scenic design by David Rockwell; costume design by Paul Tazewell; lighting design by Kenneth Posner; sound design by Jessica Paz; original music and soundscapes by Bray Poor; and hair, wig, and makeup design by Leah J. Loukas.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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Yusef Bulos Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park! Chris Meyers
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Alexander Shaw Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Justin Walker White Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Tyler La Marr Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Gideon McCarty Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Dash King Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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RoBert Gilbert Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Gregg Henry Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Marjan Neshat Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Isabel Arraiza Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Edward James Hyland Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Mayaa Boateng Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Tina Benko Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Motell Foster Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Erick Betancourt Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Teagle F. Bougere Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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John Douglas Thompson Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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Elizabeth Marvel Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
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