King Lear

Tragedy - Revival

Vivian Beaumont Theater

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 7, 1968
  • Closing Date: February 12, 1969
  • Previews: 4
  • Performances: 72

Playwright: William Shakespeare


In William Shakespeare's royal-family tragedy, the aging King Lear divides his estate between his three daughters, ultimately refusing his youngest and favorite her share because she won't publicly admit her love for him. The decision leads to chaos and treachery within the kingdom and madness for its monarch.


Opening Night Cast

Lee J.  Cobb in King Lear Lee J. Cobb King Lear of Britain
René Auberjonois in King Lear René Auberjonois Fool
Philip Bosco in King Lear Philip Bosco Earl of Kent
Charles Cioffi Duke of Albany
John Devlin Duke of Cornwall
Patricia Elliott Regan
Stephen Elliott Earl of Gloucester
Brendan Fay Cornwall's Servant
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
  Gerald Freedman Director
  Ming Cho Lee Scenic Design
Theoni V. Aldredge Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Design
  John Gleason Lighting Design
  Susan Bloch Press Representative
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