As You Like It: complete cast announced

The complete cast has been announced for the 2012 Shakespeare in the Park's production of As You Like It, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opening at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on 21 Jun 2012, following previews from 5 Jun 2012, and closing on 30 Jun 2012.

Andre Braugher (Duke Senior/Duke Frederick) and Brendan Titley (William) will join the previously announced MacIntyre Dixon (Adam), David Furr (Orlando), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Celia), Robert Joy (Le Beau, Lord), Omar Metwally (Oliver), Oliver Platt (Touchstone), Lily Rabe (Rosalind) and Stephen Spinella (Jaques) in principal roles.

The ensemble will feature Grantham Coleman, Andrew Hovelson, Erik Mathew, Justine Salata, Paul Saylor and Anna Phyllis Smith.

The creative team features sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Jane Greenwood and sound by Acme Sound Partners.

As You Like It: Rosalind, and her boyfriend Orlando find themselves in the enchanted Forest of Arden, where all the world's a stage, and where sudden infatuation is as confusing as it is beautiful. Along with other 'country copulatives,' they discover that nothing transforms, redeems, or enriches experience quite as powerfully as love.

The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary season, each year presents two theatrical productions for free at Central Park's Delacorte Theater. This year the productions are Shakespeare's As You Like it and and Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's Tony Award winning musical Into the Woods.


Andre Braugher's won an Emmy for his portrayal of "Frank Pembleton" in "Homicide: Life on the Street," and was nominated for two Emmy's for his role as "Owen Thoreau Jr." in "Men of a Certain Age." Off-Broadway he starred in 'The Whipping Man,' for which he won an Obie Award. He has appeared in many Shakespeare in the Park productions: 'Hamlet,' 'Measure for Measure,' 'Twelfth Night,' 'King John' and 'Much Ado About Nothing.'

Brendan Titley has appeared in two previous Shakespeare in the Park productions: 'Measure for Measure' and 'All's Well That Ends Well.'

Andre Braugher

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