Cush Jumbo to star in all female Taming of the Shrew

The long running and free Shakespeare in Central Park series has been a treasured tradition in NYC for several decades now. Many name actors have graced the stage, among them Meryl Streep and Morgan Freeman. Both have starred in different adaptions of crowd favorite The Taming of the Shrew.

The new Shrew, Cush Jumbo credit: Deadline.com

This year we will see an new version of the audience fave, but with a twist. This new edition will be all women. Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife) will stat as Katerine, the Shrew of the title while her Petruchio will be played by two time Oscar nominee Janet McTeer.

The production is slated to run May 24 through June 26. I hope some readers may be able to make it and report back!

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