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Orsino woos a movie star

TwelfthNight07 Raúl Esparza opens this week in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park. The Miami-raised actor and four-time Tony award nominee is playing Orsino, and he's part of an impressive cast that includesAudra McDonald, Jay O. Sanders, Hamish Linklater, David Pittu and Julie White.  Oh, and a movie star making her New York stage debut:  Anne Hathaway.

The advance buzz on the show is terrific; some who have seen the show in previews think the Dan Sullivan-directed show is one of the best Public Theater Shakespeare productions in years.

Twelfth Night opens Thursday, June 25, and runs through July 12, should you happen to be in New York during that too-brief window of time.  Tickets are free and, clearly, in demand.  For more info, visit the Public's web site.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)