The festival is set to open with “a loving look at the life and legacy of an enduring comedy heroine.”
e.t.c. alum Keegan-Michael Key is earning rave reviews for his turn as Horatio in Sam Gold’s new Off-Broadway production of ‘Hamlet,’ starring Oscar Isaac in the titular role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter‘s David Rooney:
And in an acting company in which every role appears to have been cast with a performer who might bring something surprising to it (in some cases more successfully than others), Keegan-Michael Key injects both aching tenderness and quiet nobility into Horatio’s closing reflections. Those who roll up to see Key’s celebrated comedy skills won’t be disappointed — notably in an epic dumb-show death scene during which he doubles as one of the Players. But his ease with the verse and stirring sensitivity will be a revelation.
‘Hamlet’ is playing at New York’s Public Theater through September 3rd.