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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, currently running 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! 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.
Abena, Shola Adewusi, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Pascale Armand, Susan Kelechi Watson & More t PhotoAbena, Shola Adewusi, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Pascale Armand, Susan Kelechi Watson & More to Star in Free Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 3, 2021

The Public Theater announced today that Free Shakespeare in the Park will return this summer with the delightful comedy MERRY WIVES, adapted by award-winning Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.
Breaking: Public Theater's Shakespeare In The Park Will Return for Summer 2021 with J PhotoBreaking: Public Theater's Shakespeare In The Park Will Return for Summer 2021 with Jocelyn Bioh's MERRY WIVES
by Nicole Rosky - March 16, 2021

Hope is on the horizon in the New York theatre, as the Public Theater has just announced that Shakespeare in the Park, which plays outdoors at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre will return this summer.
BWW Review: Saheem Ali Reinvents Shakespeare In The Park With An Audio RICHARD II Tha PhotoBWW Review: Saheem Ali Reinvents Shakespeare In The Park With An Audio RICHARD II That Stresses Color Consciousness
by Michael Dale - July 19, 2020

'What does it mean to have a Black man who is deemed unfit to rule and what does it mean to have a Black woman take his place?'
VIDEO: Constance Wu Dreams of Performing at Shakespeare In The Park PhotoVIDEO: Constance Wu Dreams of Performing at Shakespeare In The Park
by Stage Tube - February 13, 2020

Constance Wu was a guest on Wednesday night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about the final season of her ABC series Fresh Off The Boat. Wu has had a surge of success with the films Crazy Rich Asians and Hustlers, in addition to her comedy series reaching its six season.
Musical AS YOU LIKE IT, RICHARD II Announced for 2020 Shakespeare In The Park Season PhotoMusical AS YOU LIKE IT, RICHARD II Announced for 2020 Shakespeare In The Park Season
by A.A. Cristi - January 30, 2020

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2020 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 58-year tradition of free theater in Central Park.
VIDEO: Watch The Public Theater's Full Production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Starring PhotoVIDEO: Watch The Public Theater's Full Production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Starring Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman
by Stage Tube - November 25, 2019

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare In The Park production of Much Ado About Nothing was broadcast on PBS' Great Performances, on November 22.
PBS Will Premiere MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park on November 22 PhotoPBS Will Premiere MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park on November 22
by Kaitlin Milligan - November 12, 2019

For the first time in over 40 years, The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare In The Park will be broadcast on PBS' Great Performances, furthering our mission to make Shakespeare accessible to all. The production will air on Friday, November 22 at 9/8c.
Photo Coverage: CORIOLANUS Takes Opening Night Bows in Central Park! PhotoPhoto Coverage: CORIOLANUS Takes Opening Night Bows in Central Park!
by Jennifer Broski - August 6, 2019

 The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of CORIOLANUS, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opened just last night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. We're taking you inside the big night below!
Review Roundup: What Do the Critics Think of Shakespeare in the Park's CORIOLANUS? PhotoReview Roundup: What Do the Critics Think of Shakespeare in the Park's CORIOLANUS?
by Review Roundups - August 6, 2019

Shakespeare in the Park's Coriolanus officially opened last night, August 5! Let's see what the critics are saying...
BWW Review: Jonathan Cake and Kate Burton Shine in Shakespeare's Political Drama CORI PhotoBWW Review: Jonathan Cake and Kate Burton Shine in Shakespeare's Political Drama CORIOLANUS
by Michael Dale - August 6, 2019

It was forty years ago when Shakespeare in the Park's Delacorte Theater was last invaded by The Bard's CORIOLANUS, but perhaps The Public's politically-minded artistic director Oskar Eustis thought this would be a good time to present a drama about an inexperienced politician who initially gains favor on a wave of populism, only to suffer downfall when his disdain for those outside of his privileged class is exposed.
VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Wants to Bring MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Broadway PhotoVIDEO: Danielle Brooks Wants to Bring MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Broadway
by Stage Tube - July 25, 2019

Danielle Brooks was a guest on Wednesday night's episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers to talk about performing in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing and the final season of Orange Is the New Black.
PBS Great Performances Will Film MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park PhotoPBS Great Performances Will Film MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the Park
by Nicole Rosky - June 21, 2019

BroadwayWorld has just learned that PBS Great Performances will film tonight's performance of The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing, to be broadcast at a later date. 
Photo Coverage: Danielle Brooks and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Cast Takes Opening Night B PhotoPhoto Coverage: Danielle Brooks and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Cast Takes Opening Night Bows in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - June 13, 2019

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenny Leon, opened on Monday night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, running through Sunday, June 23.

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