The Public Theater has announced the lineup for the 2014 season of Shakespeare in the Park.
From June 3rd to July 6th, Central Park visitors will enjoy Much Ado About Nothing starring Tony Award-nominated actress Lily Rabe as Beatrice. From July 22nd to August 17th, theater fans will watch King Lear with Academy Award-nominated actor John Lithgow in the title role.
Rabe is no stranger to Shakespeare in the Park. In the past, she played Portia in The Merchant of Venice (2010) and Rosalind in As You Like It (2012). According to The New York Times, Lithgow’s last appearance on the Shakespeare in the Park stage was as Laertes in a production of Hamlet (1975). Will you be queuing up on the infamously long line for one of New York City’s most beloved summer activities?