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Public's 'Lear' Extended to 3/25; Guare Set for Benefit

The Public Theater's sold out production of Shakespeare's King Lear, directed by Tony Award-winning James Lapine and featuring Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline will extend for an additional week, with performances running through Sunday, March 25th.  Tickets are now available for the week of March 20th. 

Tickets for the extended week will go on sale the night of March 1 at 12 midnight at (212) 967-7555 and at the Public's website.

In support of The Public Theater, there will be a benefit performance of King Lear on Tuesday, March 20th. The evening will also include a pre-show dinner with Oskar Eustis, Mara Manus and artistic guest John Guare (Six Degrees of Separation, House of Blue Leaves), and a post-show cocktail reception with members of the cast and artistic team.  For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dana Rosen at The Public Theater 212-539-8736.

In addition Kevin Kline in the title role, King Lear features Brian Avers (Edgar), Larry Bryggman (Gloucester), Kristen Bush (Cordelia), Michael Cerveris (Kent), Philip Goodwin (Fool), Piter Marek (King of France), Laura Odeh (Regan), Daniel Pearce (Cornwall), Michael Rudko (Albany), Logan Marshall-Green (Edmund), Ryan McCarthy (Ensemble), Angela Pierce (Goneril), Tim Stickney (Oswald), and Joaquin Torres (Duke of Burgundy).

King Lear features music by the legendary Stephen Sondheim, as well as Michael Starobin.  It features scenic design by Heidi Ettinger, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by David Lander, and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier and Philip Peglow.

Visit for tickets and more information.

Photo of Kevin Kline by Linda Lenzi

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