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The Public Theater

425 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-7021
+1 212-539-8500
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Founded in 1954 as the Shakespeare Workshop, this non-profit theater presents full seasons of new plays, musicals, Shakespeare and the classics in various venues throughout New York City.
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  • Average5%
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425 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-7021
Manhattan
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+1 212-539-8500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the production of Othello at the Delacorte Theater last night. It was an excellent staging and a beautiful evening. The lead roles of Iago and Othello were masterfully handled and the young actress playing Desdemona was outstanding. It was a great evening of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The current offering on the 3rd Fluor stage of the Public Theatre is Mlima. It is a powerful story of the tragedy of poaching told in a unique and moving way. The actor playing Mlima captures the tragedy of his death and all the deaths...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We saw Mylima’s tale. Amazing cast and theater. Every seat is a great seat. Staff is very helpful. Love this quaint theater.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Public Theatre in lower Manhattan host a nightclub, several theatres and The Library restaurant. Shows range from classics to avant garde to favorites such as The Loser's Lounge performance of classic artists. The Library has a small but diverse menu with a decent wine...More

Thank JayBS661
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Saw a pretty good show here the other night, and the theater was great. Big Open lobby with bar and snacks that you can bring to your seat. comfortable seating and good views/sound. No long lines to get in or go to the bathroom. Plenty...More

Thank Johngmart
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We attended this play. The Theatre itself has a lot going on and is a great venue. Loved the play and also the vibrant energy of the place. Great location as well.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful venue for creative excellent theatre performances - sometimes experimental, sometimes challenging but always first rate productions. Rough to get tickets - most theatres, and there are quite a few - are limited in size as are the length of time each production runs.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Amazing institution in Manhattan--brought Hair, A Chorus Line, Hamilton among other one of a king musicals to the Broadway stage that were developed at the Public. Dramas also produced as well as all the Shakespeare produced in Central Park. A miracle for us all and...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I've been to Shakespeare in the Park many a time, but this was my first visit to the Public. I saw Oscar Isaac and Keegan Michael Key in Hamlet, and it was amazing. The creativity of the staff of the Public is out of this...More

Thank lr62194
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Fantastic opportunity to see Harvey Fierstein up close in a dramatic role. The show recounts notable milestones in the history of gay rights while depicting a romance between two men from different generations and backgrounds. Is it perfect? No. But is the excellent? Yes. It...More

Thank Ann S
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