As You Like It kicks off the 2012 Shakespeare in the Park season on June 5 season at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Lily Rabe leads the cast as Rosalind, and Daniel Sullivan directs. As You Like It will run through June 30.
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.
The cast also features Andre Braugher (Duke Senior/Duke Frederick), Oliver Platt (Touchstone), 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 includes Grantham Coleman, Andrew Hovelson, Erik Mathew, Justine Salata, Paul Saylor and Anna Phyllis Smith.
As You Like It will share the season with Sondheim favorite Into The Woods, starring Donna Murphy, Amy Adams, Jessie Mueller, Denis O'Hare and more. Directed by Timothy Sheader, the musical will run from July 23 to August 25.