Opening Night of 'King Lear' at The Delacorte Theater [Pictures]

Celebrities including Oscar Isaac and F. Murray Abraham attended The Delacorte Theatre for the opening night of Daniel Sullivan’s “fast-moving if stiff-jointed” production of “King Lear” on Tuesday evening (Aug 5).

John Lithgow plays King Lear while Annette Bening, Jessica Collins and Jessica Hecht star as his daughters Goneril, Cordelia and Regan. The reviews so far have been mixed-to-positive – Newsday’s Lina Winer said: “We do feel all degrees of temperature in Lithgow's Lear, a performance in which hot and cold both burn.”

In attendance for the special opening night was Oscar Isaac, who broke through with his performance as the titular character in Inside Llewyn Davis – The Coen Brothers excellent fictional biopic of a struggling folk singer trying desperately to navigate the Greenwich Village scene one freezing winter in America’s freewheeling 60s.

Isaac has also been in the news lately because of a new role in HBO’s Show Me A Hero, which comes from the mind of David Simon, creator of The Wire and Treme. In Bronx, New York, Show Me A Hero tells the story of Nick Wasicsko (Isaac) a young mayor whose city is ordered by a federal court to build low-income housing.

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