The Public Theater has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Hamlet, starring Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac in the title role with direction by Sam Gold. Joining the previously announced cast are Ritchie Coster as Claudius and Charlayne Woodard as Gertrude.
Hamlet will begin previews June 20 ahead of a July 13 opening. The Off-Broadway engagement is scheduled to play through September 3 in the Anspacher Theater at the Public.
Rounding out the cast are the previously announced Roberta Colindrez (Rosencrantz), Peter Friedman (Polonius), Keegan-Michael Key (Horatio), Gayle Rankin (Ophelia, Second Gravedigger), Matthew Saldívar (Guildenstern), and Anatol Yusef (Laertes).
“Oscar Isaac starred in the first show I produced at the Delacorte, Two Gents in the summer of 2005. His Romeo two years later was more proof of his brilliance,” commented artistic director Oskar Eustis in an earlier press statement. “Sam Gold’s production of Fun Home was one of the most extraordinary directorial feats I’ve ever produced. The prospect of the two of them collaborating on what is arguably the greatest play ever written is joyous.”
The production will feature scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Mark Barton, sound design by Bray Poor, and musical direction, composition, and performance by cellist Ernst Reijseger.
Hamlet was originally scheduled to play at Theatre For A New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, but was pulled from the lineup last summer over artistic differences between the director and the theatre.
Tickets and more information can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.
(Updated May 9, 2017)