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Cymbeline: tickets are now on sale to the general public


Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the Broadway revival of Shakespeare's comedy Cymbeline, which will open on 2 Dec 2007 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, following previews from 1 Nov and running through to 6 Jan 2008.

As previously announced Cymbeline will be directed by Mark Lamos, and will have a 26 member cast, featuring Jonathan Cake, Michael Cerveris, John Cullum, Martha Plimpton and Phylicia Rashad.

Further casting to be announced.

The press release reads "One of William Shakespeare's most unusual and spectacular plays, this late Romance combines comedy, tragedy and history into an epic tale of power and magic,", "Its action sweeping across Britain and Italy, as two warring powers clash until its eventual joyful conclusion. The characters in Cymbeline include a Lear-like monarch (John Cullum), a wicked queen (Phylicia Rashad), an Iago-like villain (Jonathan Cake), a deceived husband (Michael Cerveris), and a heroine, the king's daughter Imogen, Shakespeare's last great female role (Martha Plimpton)."

Cymbeline: An evil stepmother, an invading army, a headless corpse, ghosts and a divine visit from Jupiter hurtle us towards an astonishing conclusion in this saga of politics, the supernatural and love. Lynchpin of the story is one of Shakespeare's greatest female characters, the impulsive and sensual Imogen.

The design team will comprise Michael Yeargan (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Brian MacDevitt (lighting) and Tony Smolenski IV and Walter Trarbach (sound).

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