According to the Public, the event will explore "how Shakespeare has challenged and inspired the American people, from poets to presidents. This free one-night-only event will feature scenes from Shakespeare’s greatest works performed by some of America’s greatest actors, songs from musicals inspired by the Bard, as well as excerpts from the newly released Library of America book, 'Shakespeare in America,' edited by Public Theater Shakespeare scholar in residence James Shapiro, which includes speeches, interviews, and other writings about Shakespeare’s influence on American culture."
Highlights include Jones reading a scene from Othello; Baldwin reading scenes from Macbeth; O'Hara and Goldsberry singing from the Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night; and Pasquale singing Tony in the "Tonight" duet from West Side Story.
The free tickets will be distributed two per person at noon June 30 at the Delacorte Theater. Free tickets will also be available via the virtual ticketing lottery at publictheater.org on the day of the event. Public Forum Supporter tickets are also available for a tax-deductible donation of $75.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You