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Anspacher Theatre (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place & 4th St)

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Tuesdays: 7:00pm
Wednesdays: 7:00pm
Thursdays: 7:00pm
Fridays: 7:00pm
Saturdays: 7:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm

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Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Romeo and Juliet) returns to The Public in this electrifyingly intimate new production of Shakespeare’s eternal drama. Isaac is the Prince caught between thought and action, anger and anguish, as his uncle assumes the throne left vacant by his murdered father. As the dead King calls to him from the grave, demanding to be avenged, Hamlet is forced to choose between bearing the oppressor’s wrong or taking arms against a sea of troubles.

Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home, Othello) directs theater’s most powerful tragedy about life and death, madness and conscience, and corruption - of the state and of the soul.

HAMLET is made possible by the generous support of Luigi Caiola & Sean McGill, and Susan & David Edelstein.
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Public Theater Cancels Saturday Matinees of HAMLET for 'Welfare of Actors'Public Theater Cancels Saturday Matinees of HAMLET for 'Welfare of Actors'
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2017

A Public Theater spokesperson explained: "As an artist-driven organization, the welfare of our actors is always a top priority. Over the last few weeks the intensity that 'Hamlet' requires of our actors over the four-hour show is starting to take a toll." (more...)

BWW Review:  Oscar Isaac Stars in Sam Gold's Jaunty Rendering of HAMLETBWW Review: Oscar Isaac Stars in Sam Gold's Jaunty Rendering of HAMLET
by Michael Dale - July 20, 2017

Though your ticket says you're seated at The Public's Anspacher Theater, don't be surprised if once director Sam Gold's jaunty mounting of Shakespeare's Hamlet shifts into gear, you find yourself wondering if you may have stumbled into some indie production playing in the back room of a hipster bar on the Brooklyn side of the L train. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of HAMLET with Oscar Isaac & More!Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of HAMLET with Oscar Isaac & More!
by Jennifer Broski - July 14, 2017

The Public Theater presents Hamlet, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, Hamlet runs through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening last night, July 13. (more...)

Review Roundup: Sam Gold Brings HAMLET to The Public TheaterReview Roundup: Sam Gold Brings HAMLET to The Public Theater
by Review Roundups - July 13, 2017

The Public Theater presents Hamlet as part of its downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, the production held its opening night tonight and the critics were in attendance. (more...)

Oscar Isaac Stars in HAMLET, Opening Tonight at The Public TheaterOscar Isaac Stars in HAMLET, Opening Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2017

The Public Theater presents Hamlet, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, Hamlet runs through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening tonight, July 13. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Oscar Isaac, Keegan-Michael Key and More in HAMLET at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Oscar Isaac, Keegan-Michael Key and More in HAMLET at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - July 7, 2017

The Public Theater presents Hamlet, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, Hamlet is currently in previews and runs through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, July 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Oscar Isaac Plays Title Role in HAMLET, Beginning Tonight at The Public TheaterOscar Isaac Plays Title Role in HAMLET, Beginning Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2017

The Public Theater presents Hamlet as part of its downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Arian Moayed, Sherie Rene Scott, Micah Stock and More in Waterwell's Dual-Language HAMLETPhoto Flash: First Look at Arian Moayed, Sherie Rene Scott, Micah Stock and More in Waterwell's Dual-Language HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Waterwell is presenting a new dual language (English/Farsi) version of Hamlet at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Starring Tony Award nominees Arian Moayed as Hamlet, Sherie Rene Scott as Gertrude, and Micah Stock as Horatio, with direction by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely, Hamlet is currently in previews for a May 21st opening. It will play through June 3. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Complete for Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET at The Public TheaterCast Complete for Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for Hamlet, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, Hamlet will begin previews on Tuesday, June 20 and run through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, July 13. (more...)

Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role in HAMLET at The Public Theater This Summer with Keegan-Michael Key and MoreOfficial: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role in HAMLET at The Public Theater This Summer with Keegan-Michael Key and More
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Hamlet has been added to the downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. (more...)

BWW Review: Olivier Award Winner Chukwudi Iwuji Stars In Mobile Unit's Contemporary-Minded HAMLETBWW Review: Olivier Award Winner Chukwudi Iwuji Stars In Mobile Unit's Contemporary-Minded HAMLET
by Michael Dale - September 23, 2016

As part of The Public's dedication to community outreach, the Mobile Unit was created to bring high-quality productions of Shakespeare plays to people in prisons, shelters and community centers throughout the New York area. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOBILE UNIT's HAMLET Celebrates Opening Night at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: MOBILE UNIT's HAMLET Celebrates Opening Night at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2016

The Public Theater presents MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet, directed by Patricia McGregor. The sit-down run of Hamlet follows a free three-week tour to the five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. The Shakespeare classic will run in The Public Theater's Shiva Theater through Sunday, October 9. The show celebrated its official press opening last night, September 22, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Opens Tonight at The Public TheaterMOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2016

The Public Theater's MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet officially opens at the The Public Theater's Shiva Theater tonight, September 22, for a run through Sunday, October 9.  (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Begins Next Week at The Public TheaterMOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Begins Next Week at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2016

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet on Monday, September 19. (more...)