Kevin Kline is King Lear Beginning Feb. 9 at the Public

News   Kevin Kline is King Lear Beginning Feb. 9 at the Public Kevin Kline takes on the title role in William Shakespeare's King Lear at the Public Theater beginning Feb. 9.

Kevin Kline returns to the New York stage as King Lear.
Kevin Kline returns to the New York stage as King Lear.

Opening night at the Public's Anspacher Theater is March 7 and closing night, barring an extension, is March 18. James Lapine directs.

Kline is joined 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), Tim Stickney (Oswald) and Joaquin Torres (Duke of Burgundy).

Stephen Sondheim and Michael Starobin are providing music for the production. The creative team also includes 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, are available by calling (212) 967-7555 or by visiting www.publictheater.org. The Public Theater is located in Manhattan at 425 Lafayette Street.

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