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The Public Theater presents
Shakespeare in the Park for Summer 2005!


Adapted by John Guare & Mel Shapiro
Lyrics by John Guare
Music by Galt MacDermot
Based on the play by William Shakespeare

Featuring: Tracee Beazer, Bridget Berger, John Cariani, Kate Chapman, David Costabile, Rosario Dawson, Christine Digiallonardo, Shakiem Evans, Ruben Flores, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Danielle Lee Greaves, Oscar Isaac, Joanne Javien, Mel Johnson Jr., Megan Lawrence, Raymond J. Lee, Norm Lewis, Paolo Montalban, Dequina Moore, Maurice Murphy, Richard Ruiz, Stacey Sargeant, Don Stephenson, Amber Stone, Will Swenson, JD Webster and Noah Weisberg.

Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall

August 16-September 11

Two Gentlemen of Verona is a wildly hilarious musical that infuses Shakespeare's frothy comedy about love, sex and mistaken identities with the exhilarating sounds and textures of big city life.

The original Delacorte production -- which opened in 1971 with the country embroiled war, social unrest, and racial tension – responded with a message of love and inclusion, electrifying audiences and critics alike, who hailed it as “an entertainment smorgasbord of, by and for real New Yorkers.” (The New York Times) With a revolutionary spirit that celebrates New York 's cultural mosaic, it was propelled to Broadway where it won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Kathleen Marshall (Wonderful Town) directs and choreographs, with a score from Galt MacDermot (Hair) that ranges from soul, rock, funk, Latin, gospel to pop in a magical celebration of Shakespeare, summer and love.

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