Casting is set for The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of HAMLET, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon. HAMLET will have an extended run of nine weeks, beginning at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park on Thursday, June 8 and running through Sunday, August 6.
The cast of HAMLET will include Ato Blankson-Wood (Hamlet), Liam Craig (Understudy), Brandon Gill (Guildenstern), Safiya Kaijya Harris (Ensemble), Tyrone Mitchell Henderson (Osric/Priest), Greg Hildreth (Gravedigger), Jaylon Jamal (Ensemble), Trí Lê (Ensemble), Colby Lewis (First Player), Cornelius McMoyler (Ensemble), Warner Miller (Horatio), Daniel Pearce (Polonius), Solea Pfeiffer (Ophelia), Nick Rehberger (Laertes), Laughton Royce (Ensemble), Lance Alexander Smith (Ensemble), John Douglas Thompson (Claudius), Lorraine Toussaint (Gertrude), Myxolydia Tyler (Understudy), William Oliver Watkins (Understudy), Lark White (Ensemble), Mitchell Winter (Rosencrantz), and Bryce Michael Wood (Understudy).
In Free Shakespeare in the Park’s 61-year history, HAMLET has been staged at The Delacorte four times. It was last seen 15 years ago in a 2008 production featuring Michael Stuhlbarg in the title role and Lauren Ambrose as Ophelia, Andre Braugher as Claudius, and David Harbour as Laertes, directed by Artistic
Conceived by founder Joseph Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public’s Free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company’s mission to increase access and engage the community.
Free tickets will be distributed in a variety of ways across all five boroughs. TodayTix returns as a partner for the free virtual ticket lottery distribution. All tickets are subject to availability. The Delacorte Theater in Central Park is accessible by entering at 81st Street and Central Park West or at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue. For more information, visit https://publictheater.org/
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