PHOTO CALL: King Lear, Starring Oscar Nominee Sam Waterston, Opens at the Public | Playbill

News PHOTO CALL: King Lear, Starring Oscar Nominee Sam Waterston, Opens at the Public
Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston stars as King Lear in the Public Theater staging of Shakespeare's tragedy about a feeble monarch attempting to weather a familial storm, which officially opened Nov. 8 Off-Broadway.

James Macdonald (The Book of Grace, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You) directs the production that began previews Oct. 18 and will run through Nov. 20 in the Newman Theater.

Lear's daughters are portrayed by Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara (South Pacific, Light in the Piazza) as Regan, Tony nominee Enid Graham (Honour, The Constant Wife) as Goneril and Kristen Connolly (Measure for Measure, All's Well That Ends Well) as Cordelia.

Here's a look at opening night:

Raúl Esparza, Steven Pasquale, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate Public Theater's King Lear Opening

Also featured are Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (The Goat, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) as the Fool, Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Born Yesterday, August: Osage County) as Cornwall, Michael McKean (Superior Donuts, The Homecoming) as Gloucester, John Douglas Thompson (Julius Caesar, Cyrano de Bergerac) as Kent, Richard Topol (The Normal Heart) as Albany, Seth Gilliam ("Oz," "The Maids") as Edmund, Tony nominee Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger…) as Edgar, Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Oswald, Herb Foster (The Merchant of Venice, Amy's View) as Old Man/Curan, Che Ayende (Timon of Athens) as Duke of Burgundy/Knight/Servant, Craig Bockhorn (The Seagull, On Golden Pond) as the Doctor and Michael Izquierdo (Mother Courage, The Miracle Worker) as the King of France.

For tickets and more information, phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

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