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Photos: Inside Opening Night of RICHARD III in the Park

The Free Shakespeare in the Park production stars Danai Gurira.

The Public Theater just celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The shows marks Robert O'Hara's Free Shakespeare in the Park debut and welcomes Danai Gurira back to The Delacorte after 11 years in the title role. Check out photos from opening night below!

The complete cast of RICHARD III includes Maleni Chaitoo (Ensemble), Wyatt Cirbus (Prince of Wales), Thomas DellaMonica (Understudy Ensemble) , Sanjit De Silva (Buckingham), Sam Duncan (Duke of York), Thaddeus S. Fitzpatrick (Ensemble), Skyler Gallun (Ensemble), Danai Gurira (Richard III), Sarah Nina Hayon (Ensemble), Monique Holt (Duchess of York), Matthew August Jeffers (Ensemble), Matt Monaco (Ensemble), Gregg Mozgala (King Edward IV/Richmond), Joe Mucciolo (Ensemble), Paul Niebanck (George), Xavier Pacheco (Ensemble), Marcus Raye Pérez (Ensemble), Grace Porter (Ensemble), Michael Potts (Lord Stanley), Ariel Shafir (Lord Hastings), Heather Alicia Simms (Queen Elizabeth), N'yomi Stewart (Ensemble), Ali Stroker (Anne), Sharon Washington (Queen Margaret), and Daniel J. Watts (Catesby Ratcliffe).

Tony Award nominee Robert O'Hara (Slave Play, The Public's Barbecue) brings his sharp wit and story-telling genius to The Delacorte with a bold new production of RICHARD III. One of Shakespeare's most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling of government and justice. This masterful dive into the muddy middle between political genius and violent power grab will open Free Shakespeare in the Park's 60th Season with piercing relevancy and electrifying drama.

The production features scenic design by Myung Hee Cho, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Alex Jainchill, sound design and original music by Elisheba Ittoop, Delacorte 2022 sound system design by Daniel Lundberg, hair and wig design by Nikiya Mathis, prop management by Alexander Wylie, direction of artistic sign language by Neil Sprouse, fight direction by Teniece Divya Johnson and Jeremy Sample, intimacy direction by Tenice Divya Johnson, and movement direction by Byron Easley. Bryan Bauer serves as production stage manager and Heather Englander serves as stage manager.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photos: Inside Opening Night of RICHARD III in the Park
Ramsey Faragallah, Jordan Faragallah

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Ramsey Faragallah, Jordan Faragallah

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Rob Shuter, Bruce Sussman, Jamie deRoy, and guest

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Frank Harts

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Frank Harts

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Andre De Shields

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Andre De Shields

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Tala Ashe

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Tala Ashe

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Pascale Armand

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Pascale Armand

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Stacey Sargeant

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Stacey Sargeant

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Pascale Armand, Stacey Sargeant

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Pascale Armand, Stacey Sargeant

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Ryan Haddad

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Ryan Haddad

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Caitlin Nasema Cassidy, Rudi Roushdi, and guests

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Neil Sprouse

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Neil Sprouse

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Bonnie Milligan

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Bonnie Milligan

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Will Roland, Steph Wessels

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Will Roland, Steph Wessels

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Will Roland

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Will Roland

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Nuah Ozryel and guest

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Nuah Ozryel and guest

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Byron Easley

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Byron Easley

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Jelani Alladin

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Jelani Alladin

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Jonathan Burke

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Jonathan Burke

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Teniece Divya Johnson

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Teniece Divya Johnson

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Alexandria Wailes

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Alexandria Wailes

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Nathan Lee Graham

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Nathan Lee Graham

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Jay O. Sanders, Maryann Plunkett

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Jay O. Sanders, Maryann Plunkett

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Daniel K. Isaac

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Daniel K. Isaac

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Myung Hee Cho

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Myung Hee Cho

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Maria-Christina Oliveras

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Maria-Christina Oliveras

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Darius de Haas

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Darius de Haas

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Osh Ashruf

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Osh Ashruf

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Patrick Lazour

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Patrick Lazour

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Louisa Jacobson

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Louisa Jacobson

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Michael Cerveris

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Michael Cerveris

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Corey Stoll, Nadia Bowers

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Corey Stoll, Nadia Bowers

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Harry Richardson

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Harry Richardson

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Lynn Nottage

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Lynn Nottage

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Harry Richardson, Louisa Jacobson

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Harry Richardson, Louisa Jacobson

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Raul Esparza

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Raul Esparza

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Harry Jacobson, Ben Ahlers, Louisa Jacobson, Michael Cerveris, Thomas Cocquerel

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Benim Foster and family

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Benim Foster and family

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Adrienne Warren

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Adrienne Warren

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Ben Ahlers

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Ben Ahlers

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Shannon Tyo and guest

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Shannon Tyo and guest

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David Henry Hwang

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David Henry Hwang

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Suzan-Lori Parks, Christian Konopka

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Suzan-Lori Parks, Christian Konopka

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Harry RIchardson, Ben Ahlers

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Harry Richardson, Ben Ahlers

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Tess Goldwyn, Tony Goldwyn

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Tess Goldwyn, Tony Goldwyn

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Tom Kitt, Rita Pietropinto

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Tom Kitt, Rita Pietropinto

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Zainab Jah

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Zainab Jah

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Daniel Mitura

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Daniel Mitura

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Zainab Jah, Daniel Mitura

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Zainab Jah, Daniel Mitura

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Ethan Hawke, Ryan Hawke

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Ethan Hawke, Ryan Hawke

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Jeremy O. Harris

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Jeremy O. Harris

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Jeremy O. Harris, Louisa Jacobson

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Jeremy O. Harris, Louisa Jacobson

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