While performances of the Public Theater's outdoor Othello continue on the Delacorte stage in Central Park, nearby, composer and performer Shaina Taub gathered with members of the theatre's Public Works initiative to prepare for Twelfth Night—the second show of the 2018 Shakespeare in the Park season.
In the video above, Taub and an ensemble of dancers and musicians perform her song “Eyes of Another” from the upcoming musical adaptation of the Shakespeare comedy.
Twelfth Night, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Taub, will begin performances July 17. The adaptation is directed by Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Kwei-Armah; it was originally performed in 2016 through Public Works, which brings together professional artists and community members from all five New York City boroughs.
As previously announced, the cast will include Ato Blankson-Wood as Orsino, Nikki M. James as Viola, Andrew Kober as Malvolio, Jacob Ming-Trent as Sir Toby Belch, and co-creator Taub as Feste. Equity actors and two rotating ensembles of community members will also be part of the ensemble.
Twelfth Night feature scenic design by Hauck, costume design by Andrea Hood, lighting design by John Torres, and sound design by Paz.
Performances will continue through August 19.