Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, KING LEAR. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.
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July 22 - August 17: The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. If you only see one al fresco performance this summer, King Lear should be it. Starring John Lithgow and Annette Bening and directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan, this production from the Public Theater is bound to be as stellar as ever — rain or shine. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Delacorte ...
John Lithgow’s Discovery at Britain’s National Theater - NYTimes.com. "The actors piled in, lined up for hot lunches and then sat together in groupings loosely based on the shows they were working on. It was a daily ritual not unlike that of a high school cafeteria, the difference being that, instead of raucous teenage schoolkids, this crowd included some of the finest English-speaking stage actors in the world."