What Did Critics Think of the Shakespeare in the Park Twelfth Night?

The Verdict   What Did Critics Think of the Shakespeare in the Park Twelfth Night?
The musical adaptation of the Shakespeare comedy began performances on July 17 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub’s newly conceived adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night began performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on July 17. Part of the 2018 Shakespeare in the Park season, Twelfth Night runs through August 19.

Twelfth Night is based on a 2016 musical adaptation from Public Works, a Public Theater initiative that encourages the creation of ambitious works across New York. Twelfth Night is directed by Oskar Eustis and Kwei-Armah and features choreography from Lorin Latarro.

The cast of includes Ato Blankson-Wood as Orsino, Nikki M. James as Viola, Andrew Kober as Malvolio, co-creator Taub as Feste, Shuler Hensley as Sir Toby Belch, Nanya-Akuki Goodrich as Olivia, Lori Brown-Niang as Maria, Troy Anthony as Sebastian, JW Guido as Illyrian, Daniel Hall as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Jonathan Jordan as Antonio, and Patrick J. O’Hare as Fabian.

Tickets for Twelfth Night can be picked up at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park starting at noon on the day of each performance. They can also be obtained via a lottery on the TodayTix app or through a tax-deductible donation.

Read reviews for the production below:

amNewYork (Matt Windman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Allison Adato)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

New York Stage Review (Steven Suskin)

New York Theatre Guide (Margret Echeverria)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Variety (Nicole Serratore)

Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

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