Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers, the duo that created Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, have penned a new musical version of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost that is currently in previews at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The production is the second of this summer's Shakespeare in the Park season. Timbers directs the musical, which will run through August 18, with a press opening on Monday, August 12.
Love's Labour's Lost stars Daniel Breaker (King of Navarre), Kevin Del Aguila (Dull), Colin Donnell (Berowne), Andrew Durand (Boyet), Kimiko Glenn (Maria), Jeff Hiller (Nathaniel), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Jaquenetta), Justin Levine (Moth), Patti Murin (Princess), Lucas Near-Verbrugghe (Dumaine), Bryce Pinkham (Longaville), Charlie Pollock (Costard), Caesar Samayoa (Don Armado), Maria Thayer (Rosaline), and Audrey Lynn Weston (Katherine).
The Shakespearean classic takes place at a college reunion where the King and his friends decide to swear off women, but this promise is difficult to keep when four gorgeous girls appear from their past. The coming-of-age story celebrates true love and friendship through songs and sonnets.
Get your first look at Love's Labour's Lost in Central Park below.