Previews will begin Feb. 9 with an official opening March 7. The limited engagement will run through March 18. Tickets go on sale to the general public Jan. 7.
Kline will be joined onstage by Brian Avers (Edgar), Larry Bryggman (Gloucester), Kristen Bush (Cordelia), Michael Cerveris (Kent), Philip Goodwin (Fool), Piter Marek(King of France), Laura Odeh (Regan), Daniel Pearce (Cornwall), Michael Rudko(Albany), Logan Marshall-Green (Edmund), Ryan McCarthy (Ensemble), Angela Pierce (Goneril) and Tim Stickney (Oswald), and Joaquin Torres (Duke of Burgundy).
Stephen Sondheim and Michael Starobin will provide music for the production. The creative team will also include Heidi Ettinger (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), David Lander (lighting design) and Dan Moses Schreier and Philip Peglow (sound design).
Kevin Kline’s credits at the Public include Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, The Pirates of Penzance, Hamlet (twice), The Seagull and Mother Courage and Her Children this past summer opposite Meryl Streep. He also won raves recently as Falstaff in Henry IV at Lincoln Center Theater.
King Lear will offer performances Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.
Tickets, priced at $60, will be available beginning Jan. 7 by calling (212) 967-7555 or by visiting www.publictheater.org. The Public Theater is located in Manhattan at 425 Lafayette Street.