As You Like It

Classic Stage Company presents the first production of its 50th Anniversary Season - William Shakespeare's As You Like It. Co-produced by Bay Street Theater, the new production features original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Schwartz and Tony, Academy and Emmy Award winner Ellen Burstyn in the role of Jacques.

Ellen Burstyn won a Tony Award for Same Time, Next Year in 1975 and an Oscar for "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" that same year. She won Emmy Awards for her performances in "Political Animals" (2013) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2012). She also received Oscar nominations for "Requiem for a Dream" (2001), "Resurrection" (1981), "Same Time, Next Year" (1979), "The Exorcist" (1974) and "The Last Picture Show" (1972). Her Emmy-nominated performances include "House of Cards" (2016), "Flowers in the Attic" (2014), "Big Love" (2008), "Mrs. Harris" (2006), "Pack of Lies" (1987) and "The People vs. Jean Harris" (1981).

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins
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About As You Like It:

An exiled Duke, his banished daughter, a gentleman in love, and a melancholy traveler. Tony Award-winning director John Doyle and Tony Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz bring Shakespeare's pastoral romance into the Jazz Age, with lovers in disguise, troubadours in trouble, and some of Shakespeare's most beloved characters.

By:
William Shakespeare
Producer:
Classic Stage Company (CSC) with Bay Street Theater
Director:
John Doyle
Lighting:
Mike Baldassari
Design:
John Doyle with David Arsenault
Costume:
Ann Hould-Ward
Cast list:
Ellen Burstyn (as Jaques), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (as Celia), Noah Brody (as Oliver/Corin), Hannah Cabell (as Rosalind), André De Shields (as Touchstone), Cass Morgan (as Old Anna/Audrey), Leenya Rideout (as Phoebe), David Samuel (as Charles/Silvius), Kyle Scatliffe (as Orlando), and Bob Stillman (as Duke Frederick/Duke Senior)
Other info:
Original Music by Stephen Schwartz
As You Like It Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 13, 2017
Opening date: 
September 28, 2017
Closes: 
October 22, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday-7pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday3pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our As You Like It Review

There is a fleeting moment, not too far into John Doyle’s stripped-down, intermission-less production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, now playing through October 22nd at the Classic Stage Company on East 13th Street, where all of one’s hopes are realized. That is when Ellen Burstyn, as Jacques, begins the speech, “All the world’s a stage,” and everything else just simply stops.... Read more