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John Lithgow stars in the Public's production of Shakespeare's classic.

Will Tony & Oscar Nominee Annette Bening Star Opposite John Lithgow in Shakespeare in the Park's King Lear?

Will Tony & Oscar Nominee Annette Bening Star Opposite John Lithgow in Shakespeare in the Park's King Lear?
Annette Bening
'King Lear' will begin performances on July 22.

Annette Bening could soon be appearing on stage as a "thankless child." According to uncomfirmed reports from Showbiz 411, the Tony and Oscar nominee has agreed to appear in the Public Theater’s 2014 Shakespeare in the Park production of King Lear as Goneril, the monarch's eldest daughter.

As previously reported, Oscar nominee and Tony winner John Lithgow will play the titular father figure in King Lear, which will run from July 22 through August 17 at the Delacorte Theater under the direction of Daniel Sullivan. The free Shakespeare in the Park season will also include a production of Much Ado About Nothing starring Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe (which caused Rabe to drop out of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2).

Bening earned a Tony nod for her performance in Coastal Disturbances. She has also appeared on stage in Medea and The Female of the Species. She received Oscar nominations for her roles in the films The Kids Are All Right, Being Julia, American Beauty and The Grifters.

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