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A Midsummer Night's Dream - 2017 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love.



A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM was first staged at the Delacorte Theater in 1982, directed by James Lapine with music by Allen Shawn, featuring Christine Baranski as Helena, Kevin Conroy as Lysander, and Paul Bates as Flute. It was later staged in 1991, directed by Cacá Rosset, and featuring Augusto Pompeo as Puck, Carolina N. Ribeiro as Helena, and Rubens Caribé as Lysander. It was last staged at the Delacorte in 2007 directed by Daniel Sullivan, featuring Martha Plimpton as Helena, Laila Robins as Titania, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Flute, and Jay O. Sanders as Bottom.

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by Michael Dale - August 5, 2017
It was fifty years ago that The Summer of Love attracted throngs of lunatics, lovers and poets to New York's Central Park in a free-spirited embrace of life's passions and pleasures. That same spirit is now joyously celebrated in the park's Delacorte Theater, where director Lear deBessonet's luscious, lusty and laugh-out-loud funny production of Shakespeare's fantasy comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM offers an evening of ravishing enchantment.
by Jennifer Broski - August 1, 2017
The Public Theater is currently presenting its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Lear deBessonet with choreography by Chase Brock. The show officially opened last night, Monday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 13. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!
by Review Roundups - August 1, 2017
The Public Theater is currently presenting its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Lear deBessonet with choreography by Chase Brock. The show officially opened last night, Monday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 13. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 31, 2017
The Public Theater is currently presenting its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Lear deBessonet with choreography by Chase Brock. The show officially opens tonight, Monday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below!
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2017
The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Lear deBessonet, began previews on Tuesday, July 11 and runs through Sunday, August 13 with an official press opening on Monday, July 31. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by Naomi Serviss - July 11, 2017
Aziza, who plays Hippolyta in a Shakespeare in the Park production, says her character is a fierce feminist in this comedy of errors.
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2017
A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin previews for the second Free Shakespeare in the Park production of the season, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, today, July 11. Directed by Obie Award winner and The Public's Founder of Public Works and Resident Director Lear deBessonet, and choreography by Chase Brock, the show will run through Sunday, August 13 and officially open on Monday, July 31.
by BWW News Desk - July 5, 2017
A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin previews for the second Free Shakespeare in the Park production of the season, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, on Tuesday, July 11. Directed by Obie Award winner and The Public's Founder of Public Works and Resident Director Lear deBessonet, and choreography by Chase Brock, the show will run through Sunday, August 13 and officially open on Monday, July 31.
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2017
The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Lear deBessonet, begins performances on Tuesday, July 11 and runs through Sunday, August 13, with an official press opening on Monday, July 31. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017
The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park.

A Midsummer Night's Dream Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream have their been?
A Midsummer Night's Dream has had 30 productions including Broadway which opened in 1903, Broadway which opened in 1906, Broadway which opened in 1910, Broadway which opened in 1915, Broadway which opened in 1920, Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1932, Broadway which opened in 1954, Off-Broadway which opened in 1956, Off-Broadway which opened in 1967, Broadway which opened in 1971, Off-Broadway which opened in 1975, Off-Broadway which opened in 1977, Off-Broadway which opened in 1981, Off-Broadway which opened in 1982, Off-Broadway which opened in 1987, Off-Broadway which opened in 1991, Off-Broadway which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 2007, Off-Broadway which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2013, Off-Broadway which opened in 2013, Off-Broadway which opened in 2013, Off-Broadway which opened in 2015, Off-Broadway which opened in 2017, Off-Broadway which opened in 2019 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2020.

What awards has A Midsummer Night's Dream been nominated for?
Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Justin Levine and Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Annaleigh Ashford.