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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...)
Union County's Shakespeare in the Park Tour of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Kicks Off in PlainfieldUnion County's Shakespeare in the Park Tour of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Kicks Off in Plainfield
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2017

???????The summer tour of Shakespeare's outrageously fun comedy The Taming of the Shrew kicks off at the Shakespeare Garden at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield on Sunday, July 16 at 1 p.m. (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...)
UPDATED Video: Protesters Interrupt Public Theater's JULIUS CAESAR on FridayUPDATED Video: Protesters Interrupt Public Theater's JULIUS CAESAR on Friday
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2017

Two Protesters interrupted the Friday night performance of the Public Theater's production of JULIUS CAESAR in Central Park. (more...)
It's the Ides of June! Inside Yesterday's Rally in Support of  of Public Theater's JULIUS CAESARIt's the Ides of June! Inside Yesterday's Rally in Support of of Public Theater's JULIUS CAESAR
by Marissa Sblendorio - June 16, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, New Yorkers showed their support of the Public with a rally, that took place yesterday evening at Astor Place.  (more...)
Berkeley Rep's Tony Taccone Talks Free Speech, Art of Risk in Relation to The Public's JULIUS CAESARBerkeley Rep's Tony Taccone Talks Free Speech, Art of Risk in Relation to The Public's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - June 15, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Tony Taccone has responded to the recent controversy surrounding JULIUS CAESAR at The Public Theater. (more...)
Rise Up! Rally Planned in Support of Public Theater's JULIUS CAESARRise Up! Rally Planned in Support of Public Theater's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2017

Now New Yorkers are planning to show their support of the Public with a rally tomorrow, June 15. (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. Tweet Ties  JULIUS CAESAR Controversy to Virginia ShootingDonald Trump Jr. Tweet Ties JULIUS CAESAR Controversy to Virginia Shooting
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2017

Earlier this week, news broke that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR. Now Donald Trump, Jr. is trying to draw a connection between the production and this morning's shooting at a congressional baseball practice. (more...)
Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - June 13, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the show opened last night at the Delacorte Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - June 13, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the show opened last night at the Delacorte Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)
BWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARBWW Review: Black Roman Lives Matter in Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Michael Dale - June 13, 2017

For the past 400+ years, the title character in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has been traditionally regarded as one of the good guys. Oh sure, there was that time back in '37 when Orson Welles staged a production that had the Roman ruler interpreted as a stand-in for Mussolini, but The Bard's text is generally taken as a case where a powerful, but ultimately benevolent leader is assassinated by a group of questionably motivated, dagger-wielding senators who paint him as an ambitious populist seeking absolute power. (more...)
Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on JULIUS CAESAR's Reign at Shakespeare in the ParkReview Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on JULIUS CAESAR's Reign at Shakespeare in the Park
by Review Roundups - June 13, 2017

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar, directed by Oskar Eustis, is in performances now and runs through Sunday, June 18. See the critics reaction below! (more...)
Oskar Eustis Delivers Statement Before Tonight's Performance of JULIUS CAESAROskar Eustis Delivers Statement Before Tonight's Performance of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement. (more...)
Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Releases Statement on Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARDramatists Legal Defense Fund Releases Statement on Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement. (more...)
NEA Confirms It Did Not Fund The Public's Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARNEA Confirms It Did Not Fund The Public's Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the National Endowment for the Arts has clarified in a statement that none of its funds have been used to support the show. (more...)

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