Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park)

The Public Theater continues to celebrate its 56-year tradition of Free Shakespeare in the Park with the final production of the 2018 season - a re-imagining and remounting of the 2016 Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night.

The Public Theater stages a full 5-week run at the Delacorte Theater in the heart of Central Park, featuring two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs of New York City. The Public Works principal cast also return to reprise their 2016 roles, including Nikki M. James (as Viola), Andrew Kober (as Malvolio), Jacob Ming-Trent (as Sir Toby Belch), and Shaina Taub (as Feste), who also provides music and lyrics for the production.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 40mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park):

Shakespeare's enchanting comedy Twelfth Night follows Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke. This unforgettable musical adaptation explores love in all its many disguises.

William Shakespeare, musical adaptation conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Shaina Taub
Public Theater / Public Works / Shakespeare in the Park
Oskar Eustis & Kwame Kwei-Armah
Songs by:
Shaina Taub
John Torres
Jessica Paz
Rachel Hauck
Lorin Latarro
Andrea Hood
Cast list:
Nikki M. James (as Viola), Andrew Kober (as Malvolio), Shuler Hensley (as Sir Toby Belch), Shaina Taub (as Feste), and Ato Blankson-Wood (as Orsino)
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park) Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
July 17, 2018
Opening date: 
July 31, 2018
August 19, 2018

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Delacorte Theater

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

Our Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park) Review

Last year, Dear Readers, you were witness to this reviewer stunned at loving an updated and musical adaptation of Shakespeare. This year, I say, it is summer and time to give your fools a night off because Shaina Taub’s genius coupled with the creative mind of Kwame Kwei-Armah strike again in the Public Theater presentation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night directed by Oskar Eustis and Kwame Kwei... Read more