the public theater

The Hot Topic in NYC Arts for Winter 2019 Is Democracy

This seems to be the winter of American discontent, and museums and galleries across New York City are both challenging and celebrating the political principle at the very heart of our country: democracy. What the Constitution Means to Me Heidi Schreck paid for college by spending her teenage...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 8:10pm

NYC Summer Guide 2018: Best shows on Broadway and beyond

Whether you’re looking for a new cultural experience or a feel-good show to take your summer vacation visitors to, here are the on- and off-Broadway productions you’ll want to check out.  The LGBT version of Pride & Prejudice The Boys in the Band is a take-no-prisoners play...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:10pm

What to expect as Shakespeare in the Park takes on Othello

Chukwudi Iwuji and Corey Stoll are veterans of Shakespeare, the Public Theater and Central Park's summer series Shakespeare in the Park. But both men are new to their roles in Othello, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson for this summer’s production at Central Park’s...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:05pm

How to get tickets to Shakespeare in the Park

To be or not to be at Shakespeare in the Park is not the question. The free outdoor productions of William Shakespeare’s works in Central Park have been a tradition since 1954, earning them a spot on any proper New York summer bucket list. Set inside the totally open-air Delacorte Theater...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:20am

What's playing at Shakespeare in the Park 2018?

William Shakespeare hasn’t been more exciting in recent memory than in the hands of the Public Theater, whose free Shakespeare in the Park productions resonated way beyond Central Park last summer. From its modern-day Julius Caesar with the lead as Donald Trump to same-sex couples in As You...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:05pm

Public Theater's 'As You Like It' features gay couples

After courting controversy with its Trump-inspired “Julius Caesar” earlier this summer, the Public Theater isn’t shying away from putting modern takes on its Shakespeare productions. For its final free show of the season at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, the Public...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:20pm

‘Julius Caesar’ actor Corey Stoll tells all about Trump production

At least one actor in the controversial Shakespeare in the Park production of “Julius Caesar” thought it was a bad idea to get President Trump involved. Corey Stoll played the traitorous best friend Brutus in the play that closed June 18. And he says he didn’t know when he...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 12:53pm

Shakespeare in the Park's 'Julius Caesar' takes aim at Donald Trump

A prestigious New York theater’s production of “Julius Caesar” has raised controversy for casting a Donald Trump lookalike as the assassinated dictator. In the Public Theater’s annual Shakespeare in the Park production of Shakespeare’s political tragedy about the...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:15pm