Public Theatre Upcoming Shows and Shakespeare In The Park 2107

By Tulis McCall
Hamlet headshots

Top (From Left): Roberta Colindrez, Peter Friedman, Oscar Isaac, Keegan-Michael Key
Bottom; (From Left): Gayle Rankin, Matthew Saldívar, Anatol Yusef


Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sam Gold

Anspacher Theater
11 WEEKS ONLY! June 20 – September 3

Featuring Roberta ColindrezPeter FriedmanOscar IsaacKeegan-Michael Key, Gayle RankinErnst Reijseger, Matthew Saldívar, and Anatol Yusef

Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Romeo and Juliet) returns to The Public in this electrifyingly intimate new production of Shakespeare’s eternal drama. Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun HomeOthello) directs theater’s most powerful tragedy about life and death, madness and conscience, and corruption—of the state and of the soul.

  • Member Tickets
    All performances $75
  • Preview Member Tickets
    June 20 – July 11: $75
  • Non-Member Tickets
    start at $95 + fees


Join as a Member with a contribution starting at $65 and take advantage of early access to HAMLET before it goes on sale to the general public on April 18.

Join as a PUBLIC SUPPORTER and enjoy RESERVED SEATS for Free Shakespeare in the Park.


PUBLIC SUPPORTERS are an active and vibrant part of New York’s  cultural community. Your contribution is a gift that supports The Public’s mission of providing great theater that is available to all. With a tax-deductible donation starting at $500, you will receive all the benefits of membership, as well as 2 (two) reserved seats at the Delacorte this summer.

Click here to learn more and join today.

Directed by Oskar Eustis
May 23 – June 18  

Featuring  Tina Benko (Calpurnia); Teagle F. Bougere (Casca); Eisa Davis (Decius Brutus);Robert Gilbert (Octavius); Stephen Adly Guirgis (Cinna the Poet); Gregg Henry(Caesar); Edward James Hyland (Lepidus, Popilius); Nikki M. James (Portia); Christopher Livingston(Titinis, Cinna); Elizabeth Marvel (Antony); Chris Myers(Flavius, Messala, Ligarius); Corey Stoll (Marcus Brutus); John Douglas Thompson(Caius Cassius); and Natalie Woolams-Torres (Marullus)

Directed by Lear deBessonet
July 11 – August 13

Featuring  Annaleigh Ashford (Helena);De’Adre Aziza (Hippolyta); Kyle Beltran (Lysander);Danny Burstein (Nick Bottom); Shalita Grant (Hermia); Alex Hernandez (Demetrius); Jeff Hiller (Francis Flute); Robert Joy (Peter Quince); David Manis (Egeus, Fairy); Patrena Murray (Tom Snout); Kristine Nielsen (Puck); and Joe Tapper (Robin Starveling)

HAMLET is made possible by the generous support of Luigi Caiola & Sean McGill and Susan & David Edelstein. THE PHILIP AND JANICE LEVIN FOUNDATION provides support for The Public’s access and engagement programming. Season support provided by the BLAVATNIK FAMILY FOUNDATION.  THE LUESTHER T. MERTZ CHARITABLE TRUST provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.

Tulis McCall

Author: Tulis McCall

For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand. And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be. I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.

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