See Richard Nelson’s Illyria Opening Night Off-Broadway

Opening Night Photos   See Richard Nelson’s Illyria Opening Night Off-Broadway
The Public Theater production details the early career of founder Joseph Papp.
Will Brill, Max Woertendyke, Blake DeLong, Richard Nelson, Oskar Eustis, John Magaro, John Sanders, and Fran Kranz Simon Luethi

The Public Theater celebrated the opening of the world premiere of Illyria October 30. The new play by Richard Nelson traces the early career of Joseph Papp, the theatre’s celebrated founder, as he fought to keep the free Shakespeare in the Park productions alive.

Flip through photos of the opening below:

Performances of Illyria, also directed by Nelson, began October 22.

The Front Page’s John Magaro stars as Joe Papp, alongside House of Cards’ Kristen Connolly as Peggy Papp.

Completing the cast are Will Brill as Bernie Gersten, Rosie Benton as Colleen Dewhurst, Blake DeLong as David Amram, Emma Duncan as Gladys Vaughan, Naian González Norvind as Mary Bennett, Fran Kranz as Merle Debuskey, John Sanders as Stuart Vaughan, and Max Woertendyke as John Robertson.

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