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Bryggman, Cerveris, et al. to Join Kevin Kline in Public's King Lear; Sondheim to Write Music

By New York City
Kevin Kline(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Kevin Kline
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
The entire cast and creative team have been announced for The Public Theater's new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, slated to run February 9-March 18 and to open officially on March 7. The show will star Kevin Kline and will be directed by Tony Award winner James Lapine.

Featured in the cast will be Brian Avers (Edgar), Larry Bryggman (Gloucester), Kristen Bush (Cordelia), Michael Cerveris (Kent), Philip Goodwin (Fool), Piter Marek (King of France), Laura Odeh (Regan), Daniel Pearce (Cornwall), Michael Rudko (Albany), Logan Marshall-Green (Edmund), Ryan McCarthy (Ensemble), Angela Pierce (Goneril), Tim Stickney (Oswald), and Joaquin Torres (Duke of Burgundy).

King Lear will have scenic design by Heidi Ettinger, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by David Lander, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier and Philip Peglow, and music by Stephen Sondheim and Michael Starobin.

Kline is a two-time Tony Award winner whose many stage credits include The Pirates of Penzance, The Seagull, Mother Courage and Her Children, On the Twentieth Century, and Henry IV. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for A Fish Called Wanda.

Lapine has been nominated for seven Tonys as Best Director of a Musical and won Tonys for Best Book of a Musical for Into the Woods, Passion, and Falsettos. In addition, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his work on Sunday in the Park With George. His previous credits at The Public include productions of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale.


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