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King Lear - Off-Broadway

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

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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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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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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 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 ...

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