Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It. Andre Braugher joins previously announced stars Lily Rabe and Oliver Platt in the Shakespeare classic, which kicks off The Public Theater's summer season at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Daniel Sullivan directs the piece, which will run June 5 through June 30.
In addition to Braugher (Duke Senior/Duke Frederick), Rabe (Rosalind) and Platt (Touchstone), the cast will feature Brendan Averett (Charles), Donna Lynne Champlin (Audrey), Jon DeVries (Corin), MacIntyre Dixon (Adam), Susannah Flood (Phoebe), David Furr (Orlando), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Celia), Robert Joy (Le Beau/Lord), Jesse Lenat (Amiens), Omar Metwally (Oliver), Will Rogers (Silvius), Michael Rudko (First Lord), Stephen Spinella (Jaques) and Brendan Titley (William). The ensemble features Grantham Coleman, Andrew Hovelson, Erik Mathew, Justine Salata, Paul Saylor, and Anna Phyllis Smith.
In As You Like It Rosalind and her boyfriend Orlando find themselves in the enchanted Forest of Arden, where all the world’s a stage, and where sudden infatuation is as confusing as it is beautiful. Along with other “country copulatives,” they discover that nothing transforms, redeems, or enriches experience quite as powerfully as love.
As You Like It will share the season with Sondheim favorite Into The Woods, starring Donna Murphy, Amy Adams, Jessie Mueller and more. The musical will run from July 23 to August 25, directed by Timothy Sheader.