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King Lear - Off-Broadway

Sam Waterston stars in the Public Theater's production of Shakespeare's masterpiece.

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Kelli O’Hara, Michael McKean & More Join Bill Irwin in One-Night-Only Late Night Foolin'

Kelli O’Hara, Michael McKean & More Join Bill Irwin in One-Night-Only Late Night Foolin'

Broadway vet and King Lear star Bill Irwin is teaming up with Doug Skinner to present Late Night Foolin’ at downtown venue Joe’s Pub on November 17.

In Late Night Foolin’, Irwin and Skinner will dust off well-worn bits of clown material, novelty song and Vaudevillian story-telling from their years of working together. They’ll be inviting various friends ...

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Enter the Realm of King Lear With Sam Waterston, Kelli O’Hara & More on Opening Night

Enter the Realm of King Lear With Sam Waterston, Kelli O’Hara & More on Opening Night
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A new monarch took the off-Broadway throne on November 8, when Sam Waterston officially bowed in the title role of King Lear at the Public Theater. The tragic King, whose decision to divide his kingdom among his three daughters leads him towards madness and his land towards chaos, is one of the great roles of Shakespearean canon. After the last ...

See Sam Waterston Get Regal in a First Look at King Lear

See Sam Waterston Get Regal in a First Look at King Lear
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Sam Waterston is taking on the role of a lifetime as the title character in Shakespeare’s King Lear, an aging monarch who divides his kingdom among his daughters and sets in motion a cascade of violence and chaos. He is joined by a talented cast that features Enid Graham, Kelli O’Hara and Kristen Connolly as his three daughters ...

The Off-Broadway Reign of Sam Waterston Begins as King Lear Opens at the Public Theater

The Off-Broadway Reign of Sam Waterston Begins as King Lear Opens at the Public Theater

A highly anticipated production of Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, directed by James Macdonald and featuring Sam Waterston in the title role, officially opens on November 8 at the Public Theater. The limited engagement will conclude on November 20.

When King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters, he sets in motion a cascade of violence that sweeps the civilized world ...

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King Lear’s Kristen Connolly Looks Back on Kidnapping Babies and Stalking Twilight Vampires

King Lear’s Kristen Connolly Looks Back on Kidnapping Babies and Stalking Twilight Vampires

Age & Hometown: “Can I say? I should ask my agents”; Montclair, New Jersey

Current Role: Courageous youngest daughter Cordelia opposite Sam Waterston in King Lear at the Public Theater.

Rocky Beginning: As a kid, Connolly faced a choice between drama and field hockey—and it wasn’t a no-brainer. “I really wanted to play!” she says, adding with a laugh ...

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King Lear, Starring Sam Waterston, Starts Previews at the Public Theater

King Lear, Starring Sam Waterston, Starts Previews at the Public Theater

A starry revival of Shakespeare's King Lear directed by James Macdonald and featuring Sam Waterston in the title role, begins performances at the Public Theater on October 18. Opening night is set for November 8, and the limited engagement will conclude on November 20.

When King Lear divides his kingdom among his three daughters, he sets in motion a ...

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Bill Irwin, Frank Wood and Kristen Connolly Join the Public Theater's King Lear, Starring Sam Waterston

Bill Irwin, Frank Wood and Kristen Connolly Join the Public Theater's King Lear, Starring Sam Waterston

Tony winners Bill Irwin and Frank Wood as well as Public Theater vet Kristen Connolly will complete the cast of the Public's upcoming production of Shakespeare's King Lear. Directed by James Macdonald and featuring Sam Waterston in the title role, performances begin October 18, with opening night set for November 8. The limited engagement will conclude on November ...

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Tony Nominee Kelli O’Hara & More Join Sam Waterston in King Lear

Tony Nominee Kelli O’Hara & More Join Sam Waterston in King Lear

Tony nominees Kelli O’Hara and Arian Moayed have joined the cast of the Public Theater's forthcoming production of King Lear, starring Sam Waterston in the title role. James Macdonald directs the Shakespeare classic, which will run from October 18 to November 20, with opening night set for November 8. Additional casting, including the central role of Lear's ...

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Michael McKean & More Join Sam Waterston in King Lear at the Public Theater

Michael McKean & More Join Sam Waterston in King Lear at the Public Theater

Michael McKean, Enid Graham and John Douglas Thompson will join the previously announced Sam Waterston in King Lear at the Public Theater this fall. Waterston will tackle the title role, joined by McKean as Gloucester, Graham as Goneril and Thompson as Kent. James McDonald directs the Shakespeare classic, which will run from October 18 to November 20. Additional casting is ...

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