Shakespeare in the Park: full cast announced




The Public Theater's has announced the full cast for their 2011 Shakespeare in the Park summer season featuring Measure for Measure directed by David Esbjornson, and All's Well That Ends Well, directed by Daniel Sullivan. Shakespeare in the Park is now running in repertoire from 11 Jun - 30 Jul 2011 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park: not from 6 Jun - 30 Jul 2011 as originally announced.

As previously announced the 2011 repertory company for Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well consecutively, includes John Cullum (Escalus/King of France), Carson Elrod (Pompey/Interpreter), Joe Forbrich (Friar/Duke of Florence), Danai Gurira (Isabella in Measure for Measure), Michael Hayden (Angelo/Second Brother Dumaine), André Holland (Claudio/Bertram), Jordan Lund (Abhorson/Rinaldo), David Manis (Elbow/Lavatch), Dakin Matthews (Provost/Lafew), Caitlin O’Connell (Nun/Widow), Annie Parisse (Mariana/Helena), Lorenzo Pisoni (Duke/First Brother Dumaine), Reg Rogers (Lucio/Parolles), Lucas Caleb Rooney (Barnadine/Gentleman) and Tonya Pinkins (Mistress Overdone/Countess).

Diane Davis who was to have played 'Juliet' in Measure for Measure, and 'Diana' in All's Well That Ends Well' as withdrawn from the production due to a scheduling conflict, she has been replaced by Kristen Connolly.

Connolly's (Juliet/Diana) theater credits include 'Woyzeck' (Yale), 'Romeo & Juliet' (The Water Table) and 'Blue Forest' (Potomac Theater Project). She is best known for her reoccurring roles as "Josie Driver" on “As The World Turns” and as "Jolene" on “Guiding Light.” Her other film and television credits include "Revolutionary Road," "Confessions of a Shopaholic," "Mona Lisa Smile," “Nurse Jackie,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

The ensemble for the repertory company has now been annoounced, it features Bill Army, Lauren Ferguson, Edena Hines, Zoey Martinson, Adam McNulty, Katie Meister, Charlie Francis Murphy, Carra Patterson, James Rees, Aleque Reid, Benjamin Thys, Brendan Titley, Katie Tuminelly, Zachary Unger, Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg, Katie Wieland and Roger Yeh.

Measure for Measure sweeps from the corridors of national power to the intimate confines of the bedroom, and from the convent's chapel to the executioner’s block.

Measure for Measure opens at the Delacorte Theater on 30 Jun 2011, following previews from 6 Jun 2011, and closing on 30 Jul 2011.

All's Well That Ends Well is a fairytale for grown-ups. This beguiling fable follows the low-born Helena, one of Shakespeare’s most resourceful heroines, as she inventively surmounts obstacle after impossible obstacle in order to win the love of the aristocratic and haughty Count Bertram.

All's Well That Ends Well opens at the Delacorte Theater on 25 Jun 2011, following previews from 11 Jun 2011, and closing on 30 Jul 2011.