The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park program kicks off on June 5 with "As You Like It." Director Daniel Sullivan set the play in the mid-19th century American South and snagged Steve Martin to compose an original, bluegrass score. Go here for ticket information.
Canadian Neil Young and Crazy Horse's take on classic American songs ("Clementine," "Oh Susannah") is out June 5, already gaining mighty warm reviews. Check out the video for "Clementine" to the left.
Robert Pattinson plays up his aristocratic good looks in two films this year -- the first, "Bel Ami," is based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant, and sees Pattinson as a upstart young man who manipulates his way to the top. "Bel Ami" is in limited release June 8.
Ridley Scott's much-anticipated, kind-of prequel to "Alien" opens June 8, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron.
The Tony Awards are just around the corner, and "Once" is staking its claim for biggest winner of the night. Tune in for hosting by Neil Patrick Harris, big name presenters and suitably dramatic performances. The show begins June 10 at 8/7c on CBS, live from the Beacon Theater in New York.
Culture Forecast: June 4-June 10