Annaleigh Ashford will star in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Annaleigh Ashford will star in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at this summer.
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Danny Burstein, Annaleigh Ashford, and more will star in Lear deBessonet's upcoming free Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Public Theater has announced.

The production will star 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, 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), Stephen Adly Guirgis (Cinna the Poet, 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).

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, with Lear deBessonet, the founder and resident director of the organization's Public Works initiative. Performances 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.