See Nikki M. James and Shaina Taub in Twelfth Night
The Public Works production concludes the Public Theater's 2018 Shakespeare in the Park season.
The Public Theater has released new production photos of their second and final free Shakespeare in the Park production for the 2018 summer season, a remount of Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub's musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
Oskar Eustis and Kwei-Armah direct the production, which features music and lyrics by Taub, and choreography by Lorin Latarro.
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 is joined by two rotating ensembles — referred to as the Red and Blue Cast — of community members from all five New York City boroughs who will perform together on the Delacorte stage.
Twelfth Night 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.
Performances run through August 19, with opening night set for Tuesday, July 31.