New York City
The Public Theater presents a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona, featuring an adaptation by John Guare and Mel Shapiro, with lyrics by John Guare, music by Galt MacDermot, and direction and choreography by Kathleen Marshall. The Two Gentlemen of Verona replaces the previously announced production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The musical adaptation, which was originally conceived for The Public’s Mobile Theater in 1971, will be re-imagined by the original creative team as part of The Public’s 50th anniversary celebration. The original production featuring Jonelle Allen, Clifton Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jose Perez, Carla Pinza, Raul Julia, and Jerry Stiller, opened to critical acclaim at the Delacorte in the summer of 1971 and transferred to Broadway soon after, where it won 1972 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and a nomination for Best Original Score.