Screen stars Amy Adams and Oliver Platt have joined The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park summer season. Three-time Oscar nominee Adams will play The Baker's Wife in beloved Sondheim musical Into the Woods, and Platt will play Touchstone in Shakespeare classic As You Like It. The season will kick off on June 5 with the Daniel Sullivan-helmed As You Like It, which runs through June 30. Into the Woods, directed by Timothy Sheader, will run from July 23 to August 25. Both productions are at the Delacorte Theatre.
Adams joins the previously announced Jack Broderick (Narrator), Gideon Glick (Jack), Cooper Grodin (Rapunzel's Prince), Ivan Hernandez (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), Tina Johnson (Granny), Josh Lamon (Steward), Jessie Mueller (Cinderella), Laura Shoop (Cinderella's Mother) and Tess Soltau (Rapunzel). Platt and co-star Robert Joy join the previously announced Lily Rabe as Rosalind, David Furr as Orlando, Stephen Spinella as Jaques, MacIntyre Dixon as Adam, Renee Elise Goldsberry as Celia and Omar Metwally as Oliver.
Adams, who showed off her musical chops in films Enchanted and The Muppets, earned Oscar nominations for her roles in Junebug, Doubt and The Fighter. Her other film roles include Drop Dead Gorgeous, Catch Me If You Can, Charlie Wilson’s War, Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day, Sunshine Cleaning, Julie & Julia, Leap Year and more.
Platt has been seen on Broadway in Guys and Dolls and Shining City, and has previously appeared at Shakespeare in the Park as Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night. His select film and TV credits include X-Men: First Class, Love and Other Drugs, 2012, Frost/Nixon, The Big C, Bored to Death, Nip/Tuck and The West Wing.
As You Like It will feature scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Acme Sound Partners and original music by Steve Martin.
Into the Woods features scenic design by John Lee Beatty and Soutra Gilmour, costume design by Emily Rebholz, movement direction by show co-director Liam Steel, sound design by Acme Sound Partners, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick and musical direction by Paul Gemignani.