July 06, 2015

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See Historic Pics of Pacino, Streep, Kline, Portman, Freeman, Walken, Sheen and More in 50+ Years of Shakespeare in the Park! James Earl Jones, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Natalie Portman, Morgan Freeman and Raul Julia are just a few of the stars to grace the stage of the Delacorte Theater since 1962. As the Public Theater celebrates its 53nd year at the Delacorte, we look back at the last half century of Shakespeare in the Park.
Jonathan Groff, Jane Lynch, Jon Bon Jovi, Peter Dinklage, Anne Hathaway, Sting and More Celebrate Oskar and Laurie Eustis

The Public Theater hosted their annual gala June 9 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to the popular Shakespeare in the Park productions each summer. The event, which included a special performance of The Tempest as well as dinner, celebrates the Public's artistic director of ten years, Oskar Eustis and wife Laurie Eustis.

First Look at Sam Waterston and Jesse Tyler Ferguson in Shakespeare in the Park The Tempest

The 53rd season of Shakespeare in the Park kicks off May 27 with The Tempest, starring Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston ("The Newsroom," King Lear, Hamlet). The production marks Waterston's 13th Shakespearean role at the Public Theater.

Inside the Drama Desk Awards-From Red Carpet to the Winners!

The 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Tony winner Laura Benanti, were presented May 31 at The Town Hall in New York City. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway-bound musical Hamilton, which premiered Off-Broadway at the Public Theater, won seven awards — the most of any production of the season – including Outstanding Musical.

Cherry Jones, Brooke Shields and More Celebrate Public Theater Opening Nights The Public Theater celebrated two opening nights this week: The Mobile Shakespeare Unit’s Macbeth opened on May 20, and Elevator Repair Service’s The Sound and the Fury opened on May 21.
Sam Waterston and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Rehearse The Tempest For Shakespeare in the Park The 53rd season of Shakespeare in the Park will kick off with The Tempest, starring Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston ("The Newsroom," King Lear, Hamlet).
"Les Miz" Film Stars Come Out to Celebrate Anne Hathaway in Off-Broadway's Grounded Grounded, George Brant's new Off-Broadway solo play starring Academy Award-winning "Les Misérables" star Anne Hathaway with direction by Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, officially opened Off-Broadway April 26, following previews that began April 7. The Public held an celebration on April 24.
First Pics of Anne Hathaway as a Fighter Pilot in the Public Theater's Grounded, Staged by Julie Taymor Grounded, George Brant's new Off-Broadway solo play starring Academy Award-winning "Les Misérables" star Anne Hathaway with direction by Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, began previews April 7.
Two Singular Sensations! Original Chorus Line Cast Joins Hamilton Onstage For Anniversary Tribute Off-Broadway’s Hamilton paid emotional tribute to the surviving members of the original cast of A Chorus Line Thursday evening on the 40th anniversary of the latter show’s opening night on the same stage where Hamilton now plays.

Colman Domingo, Phillipa Soo, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Emily Bergl Celebrate Buzzer at the Public Tessa Ferrer ("Grey's Anatomy," Proof), Grantham Coleman (As You Like It) and Michael Stahl-David (The Overwhelming) star in Tracey Scott Wilson's Buzzer, which officially opened April 8 at the Public Theater Off-Broadway.

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