This will be the first time since 1968 that Shakespeare's tale of romantic woe plays the Delacorte. Starting June 5 (though July 8), expect previously announced Lauren Ambrose (Juliet), Oscar Isaac (Romeo) and Camryn Manheim (Nurse) to be joined by Opal Alladin (Lady Capulet), George Bartenieff (Lord Montague/Apothecary/Cousin Capulet), Ari Brand (Ensemble), Anthony Carrigan (Ensemble), Dan Colman (Paris), Michael Cristofer (Lord Capulet), Tiffany Danielle (Ensemble), Seth Duerr (Ensemble), Quincy Dunn-Baker (Ensemble), Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Lady Montague), Christian Felix (Ensemble), Brian Tyree Henry (Tybalt), Susan Hyon (Ensemble), Orville Mendoza (Ensemble), Owiso Odera (Benvolio), Jeff Omura (Ensemble), Lucas Papaelias (Ensemble), Austin Pendleton (Friar Laurence), Mary Rasmussen (Ensemble), Michael Rossmy (Ensemble), Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Ensemble), Alexander Sovronsky (Ensemble), Timothy D. Stickney (Prince Escalus), and Christopher Evan Welch (Mercutio).
The official opening is June 24.
Greif recently directed Diana Son's Satellites and the launch performance of Suzan-Lori Parks' 365 Days/365 Plays for The Public. Other recent work includes John Guare's Landscape of the Body (Signature Theater), Scott Frankel, Michael Korie and Doug Wright's Grey Gardens, currently on Broadway, Nilo Cruz's Beauty of the Father (MTC) and Mr. Marmalade (Roundabout).
Performances of Shakespeare in the Park will be Tuesday through Sunday at 8 PM. Tickets are free and will be available on the day of the performance (two per person) at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 1 PM and at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (near Astor Place), from 1-3 PM.
The closest entrances to the Delacorte are at 81st Street and Central Park West or 70th Street and Fifth Avenue. For additional information about Shakespeare in the Park, call (212) 539-8750 or visit The Public Theater website at www.publictheater.org.
The Public Theater is under the leadership of Oskar Eustis, artistic director, and Mara Manus, executive director.