Cullum, Pinkins to star in Shakespeare in the Park

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NEW YORK (AP) - Tony Award-winners John Cullum and Tonya Pinkins will be leading the casts at the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park series this summer.

Cullum, last seen on Broadway in “The Scottsboro Boys,” will play Escalus in “Measure for Measure” and the King of France in “All’s Well That Ends Well.”

Pinkins, who starred in “Jelly’s Last Jam” and “Caroline, or Change,” will play a brothel madam in “Measure for Measure” and Countess in “All’s Well That Ends Well.”

The two plays will be running in repertory from June 6 to July 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Daniel Sullivan will direct “All’s Well That Ends Well” and David Esbjornson helms “Measure for Measure.”

Other actors doing double duty include Danai Gurira, Annie Parisse, Michael Hayden and Andre Holland.

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