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VIDEO: First Look at Darius de Haas, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More in AS YOU LIKE IT at  PhotoVIDEO: First Look at Darius de Haas, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More in AS YOU LIKE IT at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 6, 2022

Public Works’ musical production of AS YOU LIKE IT has returned to Central Park, bringing together its diverse ensemble of both professional actors and community members from across New York. Get a first look at footage from the production here!
Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AS YOU LIKE IT at the Delacorte Theater PhotoPhotos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AS YOU LIKE IT at the Delacorte Theater
by Jennifer Broski - August 31, 2022

The Public Theater presents its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT, running through Sunday, September 11 at The Delacorte Theatre. The production opened just last night and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big event. Check out photos from the red carpet arrivals.
Review Roundup: Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT At the Delacorte Theatre PhotoReview Roundup: Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT At the Delacorte Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - August 30, 2022

The Public Theater presents its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT, running through Sunday, September 11 at The Delacorte Theatre. The production opens tonight and the reviews are rolling in. See what the critics had to say below!
Photos: First Look at Darius de Haas, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More in AS YOU LIKE IT at PhotoPhotos: First Look at Darius de Haas, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More in AS YOU LIKE IT at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 23, 2022

AS YOU LIKE IT was adapted by Public Theater Artist-in-Residence Shaina Taub and Director of Public Works Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. The production began performances on Wednesday, August 10 and will run through Sunday, September 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 30. See photos here!
Photos: See Ato Blankson-Wood, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More in Rehearsal for Free Shake PhotoPhotos: See Ato Blankson-Wood, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More in Rehearsal for Free Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 28, 2022

See the Public Works community in rehearsal for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of AS YOU LIKE IT, beginning performances on August 10. The show officially opens on August 30 and runs through September 11. Check out rehearsal photos here!
Review Roundup: RICHARD III Opens at Free Shakespeare in the Park - What Did the Crit PhotoReview Roundup: RICHARD III Opens at Free Shakespeare in the Park - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - July 11, 2022

The Public Theater celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The shows marks Robert O'Hara's Free Shakespeare in the Park debut and welcomes Danai Gurira back to The Delacorte after 11 years in the title role. Read all of the reviews for Richard III here.
Ato Blankson-Wood, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Darius de Haas & More to Star in AS YOU LIKE  PhotoAto Blankson-Wood, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Darius de Haas & More to Star in AS YOU LIKE IT at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 6, 2022

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Public Works’ AS YOU LIKE IT, closing out the 60th Anniversary Season at The Delacorte Theater. Featuring music and lyrics by Shaina Taub and more.
Photos: First Look at Danai Gurira, Ali Stroker & More in RICHARD III at Free Shakesp PhotoPhotos: First Look at Danai Gurira, Ali Stroker & More in RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Nicole Rosky - July 5, 2022

Just last week, The Public Theater celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Check out production images of Danai Gurira and company in action!
Photos: Inside Opening Night of RICHARD III in the Park PhotoPhotos: Inside Opening Night of RICHARD III in the Park
by Jennifer Broski - July 1, 2022

The Public Theater just celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. BroadwayWorld was there for the big day and we have photos from the red carpet arrivals!
Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Thea PhotoPhotos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
by Jennifer Broski - July 1, 2022

The Public Theater celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Check out photos here!
Photos: First Look at Danai Gurira, Daniel J. Watts & More in Rehearsal for RICHARD I PhotoPhotos: First Look at Danai Gurira, Daniel J. Watts & More in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 16, 2022

The Public Theater will begin performances on Tuesday, June 21 for the upcoming Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The cast includes Danai Gurira (Richard III), Daniel J. Watts (Catesby Ratcliffe), Ali Stroker (Anne) and more. Check out rehearsal photos here!
Ali Stroker, Daniel J. Watts & More to Star in Danai Gurira Led RICHARD III at Free S PhotoAli Stroker, Daniel J. Watts & More to Star in Danai Gurira Led RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 25, 2022

The Public Theater announced complete casting for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III, kicking off the 60th Anniversary Season at The Delacorte Theater.
Danai Gurira, Darius de Haas & More to Star in 60th Anniversary Season of Free Shakes PhotoDanai Gurira, Darius de Haas & More to Star in 60th Anniversary Season of Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 2, 2022

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 60th Anniversary Season of Free Shakespeare in the Park at The Delacorte Theater.
Public Theater Announces Second Black Theater Night, Offering Free Tickets to MERRY W PhotoPublic Theater Announces Second Black Theater Night, Offering Free Tickets to MERRY WIVES
by Stephi Wild - September 13, 2021

The Public Theater has announced that it will host its second Black Theater Night, offering free tickets to its production of Merry Wives at the Delacorte Theatre.
The Public Theater's MERRY WIVES to be Filmed for PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES PhotoThe Public Theater's MERRY WIVES to be Filmed for PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 23, 2021

The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of MERRY WIVES, which ran at the Delacorte Theater through Saturday, September 18 will be filmed for PBS' Great Performances!
VIDEO: Susan Kelechi Watson Talks MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park! PhotoVIDEO: Susan Kelechi Watson Talks MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park!
by Stage Tube - August 12, 2021

The This Is Us star also discussed crafting a perfect Nigerian accent for the role.
Review Roundup: MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park- See What the Critics Are Sayi PhotoReview Roundup: MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park- See What the Critics Are Saying!
by Review Roundups - August 9, 2021

Set in South Harlem, amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, MERRY WIVES is a New York story about tricks of the heart, performed in the heart of the City-Central Park's magical Delacorte Theater.
Photos: Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Returns with MERRY WIVES PhotoPhotos: Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Returns with MERRY WIVES
by Nicole Rosky - August 9, 2021

Shakespeare in the Park is back and we've got photos from them official re-opening night! On Friday night, MERRY WIVES celebrated its opening at the Delacorte Theater, where it will run through Saturday, September 18. The play is adapted by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Saheem Ali.
BWW Review: Shakespeare in the Park Triumphantly Returns with MERRY WIVES PhotoBWW Review: Shakespeare in the Park Triumphantly Returns with MERRY WIVES
by Christian Lewis - August 10, 2021

Joeclyn Bioh's Merry Wives makes a play written by a white man in England 300 years ago speak to the experience of Black Americans and West African immigrants living in Harlem in 2021. Merry Wives is a vastly enjoyable piece of theater, a celebration of Black joy. After the past year, it is exactly the type of theater we need.
MERRY WIVES Shakespeare in the Park Performance Canceled Tonight Due to Ongoing Covid PhotoMERRY WIVES Shakespeare in the Park Performance Canceled Tonight Due to Ongoing Covid-19 Response
by A.A. Cristi - July 23, 2021

The Public Theater has cancelled tonight's performance of Shakespeare in the Park's Merry Wives due to a positive Covid-19 test within the company.
Positive Covid-19 Test Cancels Tonight's Shakespeare in the Park Performance of MERRY PhotoPositive Covid-19 Test Cancels Tonight's Shakespeare in the Park Performance of MERRY WIVES
by A.A. Cristi - July 21, 2021

The Public Theater has cancelled tonight's performance of Shakespeare in the Park's Merry Wives due to a positive Covid-19 test within the company.
Public Theater Reinstates In-Person Standby Tickets for Shakespeare in the Park PhotoPublic Theater Reinstates In-Person Standby Tickets for Shakespeare in the Park
by Nicole Rosky - July 20, 2021

The Public Theater has just announced that in-person standby tickets are back for Shakespeare in the Park starting today, July 20.
Public Theater Postpones Opening of Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES Due to Cast PhotoPublic Theater Postpones Opening of Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES Due to Cast Injury
by Nicole Rosky - July 19, 2021

BroadwayWorld has learned that the Public Theater has postponed opening night of the return of Shakespeare in the Park. Jacob Ming-Trent, who plays Falstaff in Merry Wives, sustained an injury onstage during a recent performance. Opening night will now be on August 9 to 'support his full recovery.'
Shakespeare in the Park Updates Proof of Vaccination and Face Mask Policies For MERRY PhotoShakespeare in the Park Updates Proof of Vaccination and Face Mask Policies For MERRY WIVES
by Stephi Wild - July 10, 2021

People ticketed into Full Capacity sections must show proof of full vaccination prior to entering The Delacorte. The theatre will accept all forms that show vaccination i.e. card, photo of card, print out, etc. Physically Distanced sections do not need to show proof or negative testing for entry. 
Photos: Rehearsals for Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES; Increased Audience Capa PhotoPhotos: Rehearsals for Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES; Increased Audience Capacity
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 24, 2021

The Public Theater will begin performances of the 2021 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of MERRY WIVES on Tuesday, July 6 at The Delacorte Theater. The all-Black staging of the delightful comedy will officially open on Tuesday, July 27 and was recently extended by three weeks to now end on Saturday, September 18.

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