5 Indicates To Look In Case You’Re In New York In September

PhotoAs You Like ItThe Public Theater is first at bat in the Shakespeare series with the fifth of its annual Public Works offerings at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
Advertisement Continue reading the main storyThis would seem to hit a sweet spot for Ms. Ruhl, who is unusual in her pairing of philosophical daring and surreal tenderness.
There are no Bronx wrestlers, but even without the maximalism of Public Works, the director John Doyle, an expert in downscaled musicals (“Sweeney Todd,” “Pacific Overtures”) promises delights.
Dueling visions of “As You Like It,” Shakespeare’s most connubial comedy, frame September in what promise to be polar-opposite productions.
His take on the story, updated to the Jazz Age, features original music by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Pippin”).

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