James Lapine directs the production, which began previews Feb. 9 and was recently extended one week to March 25.
Kline, an Oscar winner and two-time Tony winner, 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 provide 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).
*** At left (from top): Kristen Bush and Kevin Kline; director James Lapine; Michael Cumpsty and Michael Cerveris; Laura Odeh; Larry Bryggman; Paris Rose Yates, Nicole Bocchi and Talicia Martins; Angela Pierce; Logan Marshall-Green; Timothy D. Stickney; Daniel Pearce; Michael Rudko; Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis; Victoria Tennant and Phoebe Cates; Ryan McCarthy.
Below: Piter Marek, Brian Ayers and Philip Goodwin at the opening celebration for King Lear.
photos by Aubrey Reuben