Photo Flash: First Look at Public Work's Free Production of THE WINTER'S TALE, Opening Tonight!
The Public Work's original musical adaptaion of The Winter's Tale, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, with music and lyrics by Todd Almond, and choreography by Chase Brock, runs for three nights only starting tonight through Sunday, September 7 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The production team recently released a first glimpse of the show. Scroll down to see production photos!
THE WINTER'S TALE will feature equity actors Todd Almond (Antigonus), Christopher Fitzgerald (Autolycus), Isaiah Johnson (Leontes), Lindsay Mendez (Hermione), and David Turner (Clown), along with Danny Williams as The Bear. The show will feature cameo group performances bySesame Street, New York Theatre Ballet, Capoeira Luanda, Rosie's Theater Kids, Shinbone Alley Stilt Band, Staten Island Lions, and Megha Kalia's NYC Bhangra Dance Company. The five Public Works community partner organizations are Children's Aid Society (Manhattan);DreamYard Project (Bronx); Fortune Society (Queens); Brownsville Recreation Center (Brooklyn); and Domestic Workers United (all boroughs, including Staten Island).
Featuring more than 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs performing alongside professional actors and The Public's community partners, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE brings Shakespeare's tale of mystery and magic to life as never before. Featuring Public Works' signature blend of professional actors, community members, and special guests, this musical adaptation will explode with authentic performances that come together to tell Shakespeare's beloved fable of hard-won joy and the promise of renewal.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Sesame Street and Company
The company of The Public TheaterÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Public WorkÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s free production of The WinterÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Tale
Christopher Fitzgerald (center) and Company
Todd Almond (center) and members of New York Theatre Ballet