Phylicia Rashad will play Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Phylicia Rashad will play Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Further casting has been announced for the upcoming free Shakespeare in the Park productions of Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

As previously announced, Julius Caesar, the first offering of the Public's Shakespeare summer season, will feature Tina Benko (Calpurnia), Teagle F. Bougere (Casca), Eisa Davis (Decius Brutus), Robert Gilbert (Octavius), Gregg Henry (Caesar), Edward James Hyland (Lepidus, Popilius), Nikki M. James (Portia), Christopher Livingston (Titinis, Cinna), Elizabeth Marvel (Antony), Chris Myers (Flavius, Messala, Ligarius), Corey Stoll (Marcus Brutus), John Douglas Thompson (Caius Cassius), and Natalie Woolams-Torres (Marullus).

Joining them are Yusef Bulos, replacing Stephen Adly Guirgis as Cinna the Poet, Marjan Neshat (Metullus Cimber), and a non-equity company including Isabel Arraiza (Publius Clitus), Erick Betancourt, Mayaa Boateng (Soothsayer), Motell Foster (Trebonius), Dash King, Tyler La Marr (Lucillius), Gideon McCarty, Nick Selting (Lucius, Strato), Alexander Shaw (Octavius' Servant), Michael Thatcher (Cobbler), and Justin Walker White (Pindarus).

Joining the previously announced cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream are Vinie Burrows (Fairy), Austin Durant (Snug), Bhavesh Patel (Theseus), and Phylicia Rashad (Titania). The company also includes Annaleigh Ashford (Helena), De'Adre Aziza (Hippolyta), Kyle Beltran (Lysander), Danny Burstein (Nick Bottom), Shalita Grant (Hermia), Alex Hernandez (Demetrius), Jeff Hiller (Francis Flute), Robert Joy (Peter Quince), David Manis (Egeus, Fairy), Patrena Murray (Tom Snout), Kristine Nielsen (Puck), and Joe Tapper (Robin Starveling).

Julius Caesar will run May 23-June 18 under the direction of Public Theater artistic leader Oskar Eustis. A Midsummer Night's Dream will play July 11-August 13 under the direction of Lear deBessonet, the founder and resident director of the organization's Public Works initiative. The Public Theater productions will take place at the Delacorte Theater.

For more information about Julius Caesar, click here.

For more information about A Midsummer Night's Dream, click here.