Kate Burton and Richard Thomas in Annual Central Park Shakespeare Slam

Published on Apr 22, 2017

The 7th Annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet Slam in Central Park ran on April 20th and featured Broadway stars including three-time Tony Award nominee Kate Burton and Emmy winner Richard Thomas. The two actors are currently featured on Broadway in Present Laughter and The Little Foxes, respectively. The slam included readings of all 154 Shakespeare sonnets. 

The event was held in connection with the 453rd anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth on April 23.

This year’s kickoff reader for Sonnet 1 was Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, Weeds) who appears on the upcoming CBS series Star Trek: Discovery. Among other guests who took turns: two-time Tony Award winning orchestrator Michael Starobin, actor Peter Francis James (Present Laughter), and Broadway veteran Candy Buckley. 

More from the original article here.

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