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Annette Bening to Join John Lithgow in Shakespeare in the Park’s ‘King Lear’

Annette Bening has booked a role opposite John Lithgow in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “King Lear,” starting performances in July.

Bening will play one of the king’s scheming, ingrate daughters in “Lear,” in which Lithgow will play the title role. Bening and Jessica Hecht portray Goneril and Regan, respectively, while Jessica Collins will play Lear’s favorite, Cordelia. Steven Boyer (“Hand to God”), Christopher Innvar and Jay O. Sanders, among others, also will appear in the staging, directed by Daniel Sullivan (“The Merchant of Venice”).

This summer’s Shakespeare in the Park season kicks off June 3 with a Jack O’Brien-helmed production of “Much Ado About Nothing” starring Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater. “Lear” starts perfs July 22 ahead of an Aug. 5 opening at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater.

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