James Earl Jones, Audra McDonald, and Jesse L. Martin featured in Vanity Fair ‘Shakespeare’ spread

Shakespeare In The ParkVeterans of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park: Mandy Patinkin, Jesse L. Martin, Blythe Danner, Lily Rabe, Jonathan Groff, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Donna Murphy, Audra McDonald, James Earl Jones, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Oliver Platt, photographed at the Delacorte Theater, in Central Park.



Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz shot a Vanity Fair photo spread celebrating the 50th year anniversary of The Public Theater’s Shakespeare In The Park. The annual event held in New York City’s central park has become an institution in the city with some of the greatest performers in the world taking to it’s stage. More than 5 million people have attended over the five decades.

In the new spread, some of the breakout stars of the legendary production are photographed in Central Park’s Delacorte theater, including James Earl Jones Jr, Audra McDonald and Jesse L. Martin.

Veterans of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park

Veterans of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park

Veterans of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park

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