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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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Watch Shakespeare in the Park's King Lear Star John Lithgow Talk Beards, Swagger & Upset New Yorkers

Watch Shakespeare in the Park's King Lear Star John Lithgow Talk Beards, Swagger & Upset New Yorkers

Is that Santa Claus?! A well-bearded John Lithgow, fresh off the Delacorte stage from a King Lear tech rehearsal, stopped by The Tonight Show on July 17. The Tony winner sat down to chat with Jimmy Fallon about his latest stint with Shakespeare in the Park, including the facial hair that comes with playing the titular king. “It’s making ...

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Odds & Ends: Leighton Meester's 'Not a Tart,' Kristin Chenoweth & John Lithgow Team Up & More

Odds & Ends: Leighton Meester's 'Not a Tart,' Kristin Chenoweth & John Lithgow Team Up & More

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'I'm Not a Tart:' Of Mice and Men's Leighton Meester Pens Feminist Essay
Leighton Meester has penned a feminist essay about her character in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. "The insults are thrown at Curley's wife: bitch, tramp, tart,” she writes in The ...

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Odds & Ends: Glenn Close to Revisit Sunset Boulevard, Diane Keaton Eyes Cafe Carlyle & More

Odds & Ends: Glenn Close to Revisit Sunset Boulevard, Diane Keaton Eyes Cafe Carlyle & More

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Glenn Close to Revisit Sunset Boulevard at the Hollywood Bowl
Before Glenn Close finds a world to rediscover on Broadway in A Delicate Balance, she is first going to be revisiting a famous number from the role that won her one of her three Tonys. The star will ...

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Tickets On Sale for Glenn Close, John Lithgow & Martha Plimpton's Return to Broadway in A Delicate Balance

Tickets On Sale for Glenn Close, John Lithgow & Martha Plimpton's Return to Broadway in A Delicate Balance

Tickets are now available for the Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, starring Glenn Close, John LithgowMartha Plimpton and Lindsay Duncan. The play, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will begin performances on October 20 at the Golden Theatre. Opening night is set for November 20.

A Delicate Balance follows Agnes (Close) and Tobias (Lithgow), a long-married couple ...

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Odds & Ends: Judi Dench Joins Benedict Cumberbatch, See Queen Perform at We Will Rock You's Last Show & More

Odds & Ends: Judi Dench Joins Benedict Cumberbatch, See Queen Perform at We Will Rock You's Last Show & More

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Benedict Cumberbatch Ambushes Judi Dench
As if we needed any more reasons to love Benedict Cumberbatch. The Sherlock star asked Tony and Oscar winner Dame Judi Dench in the middle of a Shakespeare masterclass: "Would you like to be in Richard III with me?" According to The Daily ...

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Annette Bening, Jessica Hecht & Jessica Collins Will Join John Lithgow in Shakespeare in the Park's King Lear

Annette Bening, Jessica Hecht & Jessica Collins Will Join John Lithgow in Shakespeare in the Park's King Lear

The speculation was true! Annette Bening, along with Jessica Hecht and Jessica Collins, will play the daughters of the previously announced John Lithgow in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan will direct the Shakespeare classic about a King who loses everything after disowning his favorite daughter. The play will run ...

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John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton & More Will Join Glenn Close in A Delicate Balance On Broadway

John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton & More Will Join Glenn Close in A Delicate Balance On Broadway

The cast is set for the Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance. Tony winner John Lithgow and nominee Martha Plimpton will join the previously speculated three-time Tony winner Glenn Close in the Pam MacKinnon-helmed project. They will be joined by Tony winner Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban and Olivier winner Clare Higgins. The limited engagement will run for ...

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