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Father Knows Best: Shakespeare in the Park's King Lear, Starring John Lithgow & Annette Bening, Opens

Father Knows Best: Shakespeare in the Park's King Lear, Starring John Lithgow & Annette Bening, Opens

The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of King Lear opens officially at the Delacorte Theater on August 5. The outdoor mounting of the Bard’s tragedy, directed by Daniel Sullivan, stars Tony winner and Oscar nominee John Lithgow, Tony and Oscar nominee Annette Bening, Tony nominee Jessica Hecht and Jessica Collins. To commemorate the big night, Broadway ...

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Photos! All Hail John Lithgow, Annette Bening, Jessica Hecht & More in King Lear at the Delacorte

Photos! All Hail John Lithgow, Annette Bening, Jessica Hecht & More in King Lear at the Delacorte
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Click for photos from the Public Theater’s new Shakespeare in the Park production of King Lear, opening August 15, 2014 at the Delacorte Theater.

Blow, Winds! Shakespeare in the Park’s King Lear, Starring John Lithgow & Annette Bening, Begins Performances

Blow, Winds! Shakespeare in the Park’s King Lear, Starring John Lithgow & Annette Bening, Begins Performances

The Public Theater’s 2014 Shakespeare in the Park season continues with a starry production of King Lear, beginning previews on July 22. Tony winner and Oscar nominee John Lithgow stars as the titular father figure alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Annette Bening, Tony nominee Jessica Hecht and Jessica Collins as Lear’s three daughters. The production, directed by Daniel ...

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Remy Auberjonois to Join Cast of Broadway's The Assembled Parties, Starring Judith Light & Jessica Hecht

Remy Auberjonois to Join Cast of Broadway's The Assembled Parties, Starring Judith Light & Jessica Hecht

Remy Auberjonois will step into the role of Jeff in Richard Greenberg's Tony-nominated play The Assembled Parties beginning July 9. He replaces current star Jeremy Shamos, who will play his final performamce on July 7. Directed by Lynne Meadow, the play will end its limited engagement at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on July 28. Starring two-time Tony Award ...

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The Assembled Parties, Starring Tony Winner Judith Light & Jessica Hecht, Extended a Final Time

The Assembled Parties, Starring Tony Winner Judith Light & Jessica Hecht, Extended a Final Time

Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties has extended its run at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre for the third time. Directed by Lynne Meadow, the play will now end its limited engagement on July 28. Starring two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light, Jessica Hecht and Jeremy Shamos, The Assembled Parties opened on April 17.

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The Assembled Parties, Starring Jessica Hecht & Judith Light, Receives Three-Week Broadway Extension

The Assembled Parties, Starring Jessica Hecht & Judith Light, Receives Three-Week Broadway Extension

The party continues! Richard Greenberg’s Tony-nominated The Assembled Parties has extended for a second time at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, starring Tony winner Judith Light, Jessica Hecht and Jeremy Shamos. Previously scheduled to perform through June 16, Manhattan Theatre Club's production will now play an additional three weeks, through July 7.

Set in 1980, The Assembled ...

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Squigs Sketches a Divine Portrait of The Assembled Parties, Starring Jessica Hecht, Judith Light & Jeremy Shamos

Squigs Sketches a Divine Portrait of The Assembled Parties, Starring Jessica Hecht, Judith Light & Jeremy Shamos

Jessica Hecht, Judith Light and Jeremy Shamos are confronting deep-seeded family squabbles in The Assembled Parties, a poignant drama by Richard Greenberg. Set in a sprawling Central Park West apartment, the Tony-nominated play tells the story of the Bascovs, a wealthy Jewish family who come together for their traditional holiday dinner in 1980. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the ...

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Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Actress in a Play

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Actress in a Play

It's Tony time on Broadway, and as always, we can't stop thinking about who'll be going for the gold on June 9! In anticipation of the 2013 nominations, which will be announced on April 30, we're clocking 14 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to ...

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The Assembled Parties, Starring Jessica Hecht & Judith Light, Receives Two-Week Broadway Extension

The Assembled Parties, Starring Jessica Hecht & Judith Light, Receives Two-Week Broadway Extension

The party continues! Richard Greenberg’s The Assembled Parties will play for two additional weeks at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, starring Judith Light, Jessica Hecht and Jeremy Shamos. Directed by Lynne Meadow, The Assembled Parties was originally scheduled to play through June 2. It will now play a limited engagement through June 16.

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It's an Electrifying Opening Night for Orphans, Starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster & Tom Sturridge

It's an Electrifying Opening Night for Orphans, Starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster & Tom Sturridge
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Audiences are in for a night of brotherly love and gangster hurly-burly when they treat themselves to the intense drama of Orphans. In the Broadway premiere of Lyle Kessler's play, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge star as orphaned brothers living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house who kidnap an older man (Emmy winner and Tony nominee Alec Baldwin ...

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