Richard III

Danai Gurira will star in the title role of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Tony nominee Robert O'Hara. Check back for information on Richard III tickets, which are all available for free as with all shows in The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park program.

One of Shakespeare’s most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling of government and justice. This masterful dive into the muddy middle between political genius and violent power grab will open Free Shakespeare in the Park’s 60th Season with piercing relevancy and electrifying drama.

Besides opening the 2022 season, Richard III is the first Shakespeare in the Park production since 2019. It will be followed by As You Like It, a musical adaptation by Shaina Taub that was originally scheduled for Shakespeare in the Park's 2020 season.

Delacorte Theater photo credit: Joseph Moran. Danai Gurira photo credit: Kwaku Alston.

William Shakespeare
Robert O'Hara
Alex Jainchill
Elisheba Ittoop
Myung Hee Cho
Dede Ayite
Cast list:
Danai Gurira (as Richard III), Ali Stroker (as Anne), Daniel J. Watts (as Catesby Ratcliffe), Wyatt Cirbus (as Prince of Wales), Sanjit De Silva (as Buckingham), Sam Duncan (as Duke of York), Monique Holt (as Duchess of York), Gregg Mozgala (as King Edward IV/Richmond), Paul Niebanck (as George), Michael Potts (as Lord Stanley), Ariel Shafir (as Lord Hastings), Heather Alicia Simms (as Queen Elizabeth), Sharon Washington (as Queen Margaret), Maleni Chaitoo, Thaddeus Fitzpatrick, Skyler Gallun, Sarah Nina Hayon, Matthew Jeffers, Matt Monaco, Xavier Pacheco, Marcus Rae Perez, Grace Porter, N'yomi Stewart
Other info:
Hair and wig design by Mia Neal, fight direction by Teniece Divya Johnson and Jeremy Sample, intimacy direction by Teniece Divya Johnson, movement direction by Byron Easley
Richard III Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
June 17, 2022
Opening date: 
June 30, 2022
July 17, 2022

Delacorte Theater

81 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
Nearest subway station:
81st Street - Museum of Natural History Station