Photo Coverage: Kelli O'Hara, Sam Waterston & More Open KING LEAR at the Public!

Last night, November 8, The Public Theater opened KING LEAR, directed by James MacDonald. KING LEAR will run through Sunday, November 20 in The Public's Newman Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and brings you photo coverage below!

The complete cast for KING LEAR features Che Ayende (Duke of Burgundy/Knight/Servant), Craig Bockhorn (Gentleman), Kristen Connolly (Cordelia), Michael Crane (Oswald), Herb Foster (Old Man/Knight), Seth Gilliam (Edmund), Enid Graham (Goneril), Bill Irwin (The Fool), Michael Izquierdo (King of France), Michael McKean (Gloucester), Arian Moayed (Edgar), Kelli O'Hara (Regan), John Douglas Thompson (Kent), Richard Topol (Albany), Sam Waterston (Lear), and Frank Wood (Cornwall).

KING LEAR, Shakespeare's masterpiece, is one of the towering works of world literature. In no other play is Shakespeare's tragic vision more terrifyingly clear - and nowhere in his canon does he create a richer or more complex set of characters. When King Lear divides his kingdom among his three daughters, he sets in motion a cascade of violence that sweeps the civilized world to the brink of chaos, and Lear to The Edge of madness.

KING LEAR will feature scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Gabriel Berry, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, and sound design by Darron L West.

Tickets are on sale now at (212) 967-7555,, or in person at The Public Theater box office.

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