Public Theater Completes Casting for Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well

News   Public Theater Completes Casting for Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well
 
The Public Theater has announced the complete acting ensemble for the repertory Shakespeare in the Park productions of Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well.

Annie Parisse in rehearsal.
Annie Parisse in rehearsal. Photo by Nella Vera (Photographed at New 42nd Street Studios)

Newly added are ensemble members Bill Army, Lauren Ferguson, Edena Hines, Zoey Martinson, Adam McNulty, Katie Meister, Charlie Francis Murphy, Carra Patterson, James Rees, Aleque Reid, Benjamin Thys, Brendan Titley, Katie Tuminelly, Zachary Unger, Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg, Katie Wieland and Roger Yeh.

They join previously announced Measure for Measure and All's Well cast members John Cullum (The Scottsboro Boys, Shenandoah) as Escalus/King of France, Tonya Pinkins (The Wild Party, Caroline, or Change) as Mistress Overdone/Countess, Kristen Connolly (Juliet/Diana), Carson Elrod (Pompey/Interpreter), Danai Gurira (Isabella in Measure for Measure), Joe Forbrich (Friar/Duke of Florence), Michael Hayden (Angelo/Second Brother Dumaine), André Holland (Claudio/Bertram), Jordan Lund (Abhorson/Rinaldo), David Manis (Elbow/Lavatch), Dakin Matthews (Provost/Lafew), Caitlin O’Connell (Nun/Widow), Annie Parisse (Mariana/Helena), Lorenzo Pisoni (Duke/First Brother Dumaine), Reg Rogers (Lucio/Parolles) and Lucas Caleb Rooney (Barnadine/Gentleman).

Daniel Sullivan, who staged Twelfth Night for SITP in 2009 and last year's Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, will helm All's Well That Ends Well. David Esbjornson (Broadway revival of Driving Miss Daisy) will direct Measure for Measure.

Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal composer Tom Kitt will pen music for All's Well That Ends Well, and John Gromada (Next Fall, Julius Caesar) will create music for Measure for Measure. Kitt also scored last season's Winter's Tale.

The productions will have scenic design by Scott Pask; costume design by Elizabeth Hope Clancy (Measure for Measure) and Jane Greenwood (All’s Well That Ends Well); lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski; and sound design by Acme Sound Partners. The 2011 Shakespeare in the Park season will run June 6-July 30 at the Delacorte Theater. Measure for Measure will begin previews June towards a June 30 opening; and All's Well That Ends Well will begin June 11 and officially open June 25.

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Lorenzo Pisoni and Michael Hayden in rehearsal.
Lorenzo Pisoni and Michael Hayden in rehearsal. Photo by Nella Vera (Photographed at New 42nd Street Studios)
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