Dances with Shakespeare, with Maxwell, Ikeda, Whelan and Lamos, Presented June 8

News   Dances with Shakespeare, with Maxwell, Ikeda, Whelan and Lamos, Presented June 8 Dances with Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring Jan Maxwell, Jennifer Ikeda and Wendy Whelan, is presented at the Kay Playhouse June 8.

A co-presentation of the Shakespeare Society and the New York City Ballet, the 7 PM evening pairs scenes from the Shakespeare romance with selections from George Balanchine's 1962 A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Actors performing in the event include Tony nominee Jan Maxwell (Coram Boy, To Be or Not to Be), Aunjanue Ellis (Joe Turner's Come and Gone), Andre Holland (Joe Turner's Come and Gone), Jennifer Ikeda (Top Girls), John Douglas Thompson and Benjamin Walker (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson).

New York City Ballet principal dancers Wendy Whelan, Antonio Carmena, Adam Hendrickson, Rebecca Krohn, Jennie Somogyi, Jonathan Stafford, Tyler Angle and Henry Seth will also perform.

Dances with Shakespeare has commentary by Westport Country Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos (Cymbeline, Our Country's Good) and NYCB dancer Wendy Whelan.

Tickets, priced $25, are available by phoning (212) 967-6802. The Kaye Playhouse is located at East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. For further information visit ShakespeareSociety.