A Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale'

Lear deBessonet discusses directing Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale.” She’s joined by Todd Almond, who plays Antigonus, and wrote the  music and lyrics for the production, which is put on by Public Works, a community based initiative of The Public Theater, that blends of professional actors, community members, and special guests. This musical adaption explores the promise of renewal in Shakespeare's fable of hard-won joy in the midst of a freezing cold winter. It's playing September 5-7, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.