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Jonathan Groff Talks THE BACCHAE And 'Woodstock' To NY Daily News

Jonathan Groff goes from THE BACCHAE on stage to 'Taking Woodstock' on screen this summer, the always evolving young talent spoke to The New York Daily News about the two upcoming projects. You can read the brief feature by clicking here.

Jonathan Groff received a Tony nomination for playing Melchior in the hit Broadway musical Spring Awakening and starred as Claude in The Public's 2008 Shakespeare in the Park production of HAIR. He recently appeared in the New York premiere of Craig Lucas' THE SINGING FOREST at The Public Theatre and Craig Lucas' A PRAYER FOR MY Enemy at Playwrights Horizons. His other credits include In My Life on Broadway and regional productions of The Sound of Music, Fame, Honk!, and Bat Boy.

THE BACCHAE (90 minutes, no intermission) will run August 11-August 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park with an official press opening on Monday, August 24 at 8 p.m. Bank of America returns as lead sponsor of Shakespeare in the Park 2009.

This summer, The Public will again offer a limited number of free tickets through a Virtual Line, available at The process will be the same as last year; the day of a show, users can log on to the virtual line anytime between midnight and 1 p.m. the day of the show. After 3 p.m. that day, users can log on to see if they have been awarded tickets through the Virtual Line, which they can then claim at the Delacorte Theater Box Office between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. that evening.

Summer Supporter seats for THE BACCHAE will be available for a tax-deductible contribution of $170. These reserved seats are only available for a limited time to ensure that the highest number of free seats will be available to distribute to the general public on the day of the show. Summer Supporter tickets help to underwrite production expenses. Supporter tickets area available now at The Public Theater Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street; online at; or by calling (212) 967-7555. 

For additional information about Shakespeare in the Park, visit The Public Theater website at

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