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Shakespeare in the Park anounce 2013 line-up

The Public Theater's 2013 Shakespeare in the Park summer season will present two works giving audiences nine straight weeks of free Shakespeare.

The season will begin on 28 May 2013 with The Comedy of Errors, featuring Shakespeare in the Park alumni Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") as 'Dromio' and Hamish Linklater ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") as 'Antipholus.'

Ferguson and Linklater last performed together in 'The Winter's Tale' and 'The Merchant of Venice' in 2010 for The Public's Shakespeare in the Park.

Directed by Daniel Sullivan, The Comedy of Errors will run for five weeks from 28 May 2013 - 30 Jun 2013.

The second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season will be a new musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Love's Labour Lost, A New Musical, directed by Alex Timbers with songs by Michael Friedman, and book adaptation by Alex Timbers.

Timbers and Friedman last collaborated on the award-winning musical 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' at The Public and Timbers will direct the new David Byrne musical 'Here Lies Lov'e this spring at The Public's downtown home at Astor Place.

Love's Labour Lost, A New Musical will run for four weeks from 23 Jul 2013 - 18 Aug 2013.

The Public's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis said,

"This summer will be a joyous and light-hearted celebration of Shakespeare's comic side - from the wild slapstick of The Comedy of Errors to the hip beauty of Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's musical adaptation of Love's Labour Lost.

The Comedy of Errors will let our beloved Dan Sullivan explore his antic side, and Love's Labour Lost, will be the first original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's work at the Delacorte since the storied 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' in 1971. The summer will be filled with universal laughter!"

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