Musical Adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost Ends Shakespeare in the Park Run Aug. 18

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18 Aug 2013

Daniel Breaker, Kimiko Glenn and Patti Murin
Daniel Breaker, Kimiko Glenn and Patti Murin
Photo by Joan Marcus

The Public Theater's world-premiere musical Love's Labour's Lost, penned by Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson collaborators Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers, ends its run Aug. 18 as part of Shakespeare in the Park.

Featuring a score by Friedman and a book by two-time Tony nominee Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Rocky, Here Lies Love), the production marked the first new Shakespeare-based musical to be produced at the Delacorte Theater since the Tony-winning Galt MacDermot musical Two Gentlemen of Verona premiered there in 1971 prior to a Broadway run.

Timbers directed the production that began previews July 23 and officially opened Aug. 12.

Read what critics thought of the musical here.

The cast features Daniel Breaker (King of Navarre), Kevin Del Aguila (Dull), Colin Donnell (Berowne), Rachel Dratch (Holofernes), Andrew Durand (Boyet), Kimiko Glenn (Maria), Jeff Hiller (Nathaniel), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Jaquenetta), Justin Levine (Moth), Patti Murin (Princess), Lucas Near-Verbrugghe (Dumaine), Bryce Pinkham (Longaville), Charlie Pollock (Costard), Caesar Samayoa (Don Armado), Maria Thayer (Rosaline), and Audrey Lynn Weston (Katherine). The non-equity ensemble features Michael R. Douglass and Bradley Gibson.

Read the Playbill feature about adapting Shakespeare's play into an irreverent, 90-minute rock musical. 

Love's Labour's Lost has scenic design by John Lee Beatty, with costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and sound design by Acme Sound Partners.

Show time is 8:30 PM. It has a 90-minute running time.

Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are free and are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park the day of the show. The Public Theater is again offering free tickets through its Virtual Ticketing lottery at on the day of the show.

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park is accessible by entering at 81st Street and Central Park West or at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.