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Monday, Jun 13, 2016

Review: Janet McTeer, Cush Jumbo Lead "Shrew" in Central Park

Review: Janet McTeer, Cush Jumbo Lead "Shrew" in Central Park

The first production of The Public's summer Shakespeare season, directed by a veteran of all-female stagings, throws into relief the silly ways men behave.

Friday, Mar 18, 2016

Transgender Documentary 'Southern Comfort' Reborn in New Musical

Transgender Documentary 'Southern Comfort' Reborn in New Musical

Kate Davis’s 2001 award-winning documentary becomes a touching musical at The Public Theater.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

Shakespeare in the Park’s 2016 Season Set

Shakespeare in the Park’s 2016 Season Set

"The Good Wife" star Cush Jumbo will lead an all-female "Taming of the Shrew" in The Public's annual free Shakespeare series.

Monday, Mar 30, 2015

The Five Borough Shakespeare Tour

The Five Borough Shakespeare Tour

The Public Theater will expand its Mobile Shakespeare Unit to until a spring tour of ‘Macbeth.’

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015

“Hamilton” Moving to Broadway

“Hamilton” Moving to Broadway

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s critically acclaimed new musical “Hamilton,” which is now enjoying a sold-out limited run at The Public Theater, will move to Broadway this summer.

Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Shakespeare in the Park’s 2015 Season Set

Shakespeare in the Park’s 2015 Season Set

The Public Theater will take on two of Shakespeare’s last romances, continuing the 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park.

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014

Celebs Come Out for "Much Ado" Opening & More

Celebs Come Out for "Much Ado" Opening & More

Bryan Cranston, John Lithgow and Jonathan Groff helped kick off the first offering of The Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park summer season, a "Much Ado About Nothing" that critics called...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bening Joins Lithgow in “King Lear”

Bening Joins Lithgow in “King Lear”

The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production just got a whole lot cooler.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013

Review: TV Stars Enliven Antic “Comedy of Errors”

Review: TV Stars Enliven Antic “Comedy of Errors”

Proving again that brevity is the soul of wit, Hamish Linklater and Jesse Tyler Ferguson pack a load of laughs into a brisk Delacorte romp

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013

Ferguson Signs on for Shakespeare in the Park

Ferguson Signs on for Shakespeare in the Park

The Public Theater's 2013 Shakespeare in the Park season will feature "The Comedy of Errors" and a new musical adaptation of "Love's Labour's Lost."

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