Fantasy Casting

McDonald and Esparza join Hathaway in Central Park

The Associated Press, Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 11:27am (PDT)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Audra McDonald and Raul Esparza will be joining Anne Hathaway in Central Park this summer.

The three will be in the cast of the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of "Twelfth Night," which will run June 10-July 12 at the outdoor Delacorte Theater. Opening night is June 25.

McDonald will portray Olivia, and Esparza will be Orsino in the production, which will be directed by Daniel Sullivan. As previously announced, Hathaway, an Academy Award nominee for "Rachel Getting Married," will play Viola.

Also in the cast are Michael Cumpsty, Hamish Linklater, David Pittu and Jay O. Sanders.

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