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BWW Review: Public Works' Joyous Musical TWELFTH NIGHT Returns To The DelacorteBWW Review: Public Works' Joyous Musical TWELFTH NIGHT Returns To The Delacorte
by Michael Dale - August 2, 2018

The late afternoon and early evening rain that had been steadily falling last Friday didn't stop the faithful from arriving at Central Park's Delacorte Theater for Shakespeare In The Park's return of the Public Works' 2016 musical version of TWELFTH NIGHT. (more...)
BWW TV: First Look at the Red Cast of Public Works' Production of TWELFTH NIGHT at the Delacorte TheatreBWW TV: First Look at the Red Cast of Public Works' Production of TWELFTH NIGHT at the Delacorte Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 1, 2018

Check out the first footage of the multi-cast Public Works production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, currently running at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. See the Red Cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of TWELFTH NIGHT in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of TWELFTH NIGHT in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - August 1, 2018

The Public Theater's production of Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, Choreography by Lorin Latarro, and directed by Oskar Eustis and Kwame Kwei-Armah, opened just last night, July 31, running through Sunday, August 19. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Illyria Sings Out! Inside Opening Night of TWELFTH NIGHT in the ParkPhoto Coverage: Illyria Sings Out! Inside Opening Night of TWELFTH NIGHT in the Park
by Jennifer Broski - August 1, 2018

The Public Theater's production of Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, Choreography by Lorin Latarro, and directed by Oskar Eustis and Kwame Kwei-Armah, opened just last night, July 31, running through Sunday, August 19. (more...)
Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On TWELFTH NIGHT in the ParkReview Roundup: Critics Weigh In On TWELFTH NIGHT in the Park
by Review Roundups - July 31, 2018

The Public Theater's production of Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, Choreography by Lorin Latarro, and directed by Oskar Eustis and Kwame Kwei-Armah, opened tonight and will run through Sunday, August 19. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Nikki M. James, Shuler Hensley & More in Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT in the Park!Photo Flash: First Look at Nikki M. James, Shuler Hensley & More in Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2018

The Public Theater's production of Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, Choreography by Lorin Latarro, and directed by Oskar Eustis and Kwame Kwei-Armah, is set to open on Tuesday, July 31, running through Sunday, August 19. (more...)
Shuler Hensley, Andrew Kober, and More Complete Cast of The Public's TWELFTH NIGHTShuler Hensley, Andrew Kober, and More Complete Cast of The Public's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2018

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the Shakespeare in the Park production of TWELFTH NIGHT. (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Exploring the Best of New York's Free, Outdoor Summer ShakespeareBWW Exclusive: Exploring the Best of New York's Free, Outdoor Summer Shakespeare
by Jose SolŪs - June 30, 2018

Waiting in line under the sun in hopes of landing a theatre ticket is no one's idea of fun, but for over 60 years people have been doing just that as they lounge in Central Park hoping to see performers like Anne Hathaway, Audra McDonald or Meryl Streep in one of the Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park productions. This year, they've recently closed Othello, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and a musical version of Twelfth Night with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub will play the Delacorte from July 17 to August 19. (more...)
Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Public Theater's OTHELLO at Shakespeare in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Public Theater's OTHELLO at Shakespeare in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - June 19, 2018

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Othello opened just last night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park through Sunday, June 24.  (more...)
Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of Shakespeare in the Park's OTHELLO?Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of Shakespeare in the Park's OTHELLO?
by Review Roundups - June 19, 2018

Othello officially opened as part of the Public Theatre's free Shakespeare in the Park program, last night, June 18. Let's see what the critics are saying... (more...)
BWW Review: Chukwudi Iwuji and Corey Stoll Give Memorable Turns in Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson's OTHELLOBWW Review: Chukwudi Iwuji and Corey Stoll Give Memorable Turns in Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson's OTHELLO
by Michael Dale - June 19, 2018

From the very beginning, one of the most important tenants of Joseph Papp's vision of free Shakespeare in Central Park has been the insistence the company of actors audiences see on stage will always reflect the extraordinary and powerful cultural diversity of New York City. (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Chukwudi Iwuji, Corey Stoll & More in OTHELLO at Shakespeare in the Park!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Chukwudi Iwuji, Corey Stoll & More in OTHELLO at Shakespeare in the Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 14, 2018

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of OTHELLO is currently running at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park through Sunday, June 24. Get a first look at the production below! (more...)
OTHELLO, TWELFTH NIGHT Announced for Shakespeare in the Park 2018 SeasonOTHELLO, TWELFTH NIGHT Announced for Shakespeare in the Park 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the line-up today for the 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 56-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)
BWW Review:  Director Lear deBessonet's Luscious, Lusty and Laugh-Out-Loud Funny A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW Review: Director Lear deBessonet's Luscious, Lusty and Laugh-Out-Loud Funny A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
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. (more...)
Photo Coverage: On a Midsummer Night, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Celebrates Opening!Photo Coverage: On a Midsummer Night, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Celebrates Opening!
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! (more...)
Review Roundup: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Starring Annaleigh Ashford, Danny Burstein, and More at Shakespeare in the ParkReview Roundup: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Starring Annaleigh Ashford, Danny Burstein, and More at Shakespeare in the Park
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... (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Magical Highlights from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the ParkBWW TV: Watch Magical Highlights from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the Park
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! (more...)
BWW Interview:  A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM's Shalita Grant Talks Return to TheaterBWW Interview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM's Shalita Grant Talks Return to Theater
by Leigh Scheps - July 31, 2017

'It's a gift to come back. Shakespeare's hard,' Grant says of her return to theater. She hasn't performed Shakespeare since 2011 and hasn't been on a stage since 2014. 'I feel like an artist again.' (more...)
Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the DelacorteRebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and the company has just been announced! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Annaleigh Ashford, Phylicia Rashad and More in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the ParkPhoto Flash: First Look at Annaleigh Ashford, Phylicia Rashad and More in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the Park
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! (more...)
BWW Interview: De'Adre Aziza is a Midsummer Night's DreamerBWW Interview: De'Adre Aziza is a Midsummer Night's Dreamer
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. (more...)
The Public Theater's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Alight at the Delacorte Next WeekThe Public Theater's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Alight at the Delacorte Next Week
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. (more...)
Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Annaleigh Ashford, Phylicia Rashad and More for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the ParkPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Annaleigh Ashford, Phylicia Rashad and More for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the Park
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! (more...)
BWW Exclusive: My Riotous Night at JULIUS CAESARBWW Exclusive: My Riotous Night at JULIUS CAESAR
by Leah Lane - June 21, 2017

I find controversy delicious. As an avid theatre goer, there are very few times when I enter a theater with no preconceptions about what I'm about to see. Whether it's just the gossip I've heard around or the ads that I skip after 5 seconds on YouTube, I usually have some prior knowledge about the subject matter. This was especially true when I went into the Delacorte Theater to see the Public's production of Julius Caesar. I learned of Oscar Eustis' choice to make the play explicitly politically relevant when I heard about Delta and Bank of America pulling their sponsorships. As someone who sees herself as a socially active artist, I got excited. (more...)
Shakespeare Theatres Across Country Receive Hate Mail Sparked by The Public's JULIUS CAESARShakespeare Theatres Across Country Receive Hate Mail Sparked by The Public's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2017

The Public's production of Julius Caesar has rocked the artistic community with controversy over its political implications. Now the Boston Globe is reporting that other theatres are feeling the repercussions. The Globe has discovered that Shakespeare theatres, especially those with in the park programs, are receiving vicious hate mail. (more...)

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