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Go Behind the Scenes of the Public Theater's Upcoming Twelfth Night

The free Shakespeare in the Park production runs at the Delacorte Theater.

Shuler Hensley and Shaina Taub rehearse a scene from Twelfth Night, set to begin performances July 17 at the Delacorte Theater.
(© Carol Rosegg)

The Public Theater is currently in rehearsal for the upcoming remount of Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub's musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Performances run July 17-August 19, with opening night set for Tuesday, July 31.

Director Oskar Eustis and songwriter Shaina Taub enjoy a laugh during rehearsal.
(© Carol Rosegg)

Oskar Eustis and Kwei-Armah direct the production, which features music and lyrics by Taub, and choreography by Lorin Latarro.

Shaina Taub rehearses for the Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night.
(© Carol Rosegg)

The cast includes Ato Blankson-Wood (Orsino), Lori Brown-Niang (Maria), Troy Anthony (Sebastian), Nanya-Akuki Goodrich (Olivia), J.W. Guido (Featured Illyrian), Daniel Hall (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Shuler Hensley (Sir Toby Belch), Nikki M. James (Viola), Jonathan Jordan (Antonio), Andrew Kober (Malvolio), Patrick J. O'Hare (Fabian), and Shaina Taub (Feste). Kim Blanck is the female understudy, and Javier Ignacio is the male understudy. The equity company will be joined by two rotating ensembles of community members from all five New York City boroughs who will perform together on the Delacorte stage.

Twelfth Night begins performances July 17 at the Delacorte Theater.
(© Carol Rosegg)

Twelfth Night also features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Andrea Hood, lighting design by John Torres, sound design by Jessica Paz, hair and wig design by Cookie Jordan, fight direction by Lisa Kopitsky, orchestrations by Mike Brun, and music direction by Taub.

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