Great Performances: Richard III The Delacorte Theater, Central Park, July 9, 2022 Maleni Chaitoo, Ensemble; Wyatt Cirbus, Prince of Wales; Thomas DellaMonica, u/s Ensemble; Sanjit De Silva, Buckingham; Sam Duncan, Duke of York; Thaddeus S. Fitzpatrick, Ensemble; Skyler Gallun, Ensemble; Danai Gurira, Richard III; Sarah Nina Hayon, Ensemble; Monique Holt, Duchess of York; Matthew August Jeffers, Ensemble; Matt Monaco, Ensemble; Gregg Mozgala, King Edward IV/Richmond; Joe Mucciolo, Ensemble; Paul Niebanck, George; Xavier Pacheco, Ensemble; Marcus Raye Pérez, Ensemble; Grace Porter, Ensemble; Michael Potts, Lord Stanley; Ariel Shafir, Lord Hastings
Great Performances Presents: The Public Theatre’s “Richard III” Starring Danai Gurira
As part of its annual Broadway’s Best lineup, Great Performances presents The Public Theatre’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Richard III. Watch the premiere on Friday, May 19 at 9pm on WITF TV or stream it on demand using the free PBS or WITF app starting May 20 through June 17.
Guided by a lust for power, Gurira gives a performance that The New York Times described as “unflaggingly energetic.” Richard III, one of Shakespeare’s most indelible villains, uses his words and dark charm to dismantle government and justice by manipulating, kidnapping, and murdering all who stand between him and the throne.
The Public Theater’s Richard III is directed by Tony Award-nominee Robert O’Hara (Broadway’s Slave Play) and stars Danai Gurira (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Walking Dead) in the title role with Tony Award-winner Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!) as Anne.
Great Performances: Richard III was filmed live in July 2022 from Central Park’s outdoor Delacorte Theater.
Watch Richard III on WITF TV on Friday, May 19 at 9pm or stream it free using the PBS or WITF app from May 20 through June 17.