As You Like It
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 <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/08/as-you-like-it-steve-martin_n_1332887.html" target="_hplink">mid-19th century American South</a> and snagged Steve Martin to compose an original, bluegrass score. Go <a href="http://tickets.publictheater.org/index.php?id=18166" target="_hplink">here</a> for ticket information.
Canadian Neil Young and Crazy Horse's take on classic American songs ("Clementine," "Oh Susannah") is out June 5, already gaining <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jun/03/neil-young-crazy-horse-americana-review" target="_hplink">mighty warm reviews</a>. Check out the video for "Clementine" to the left.
Robert Pattinson plays up his aristocratic good looks in <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1480656/" target="_hplink">two</a> <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1440732/" target="_hplink">films</a> 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, <a href="http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/is-prometheus-an-alien-prequel/" target="_hplink">kind-of prequel</a> to "Alien" opens June 8, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron.
The Tony Awards are just around the corner, and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/04/drama-desk-awards-2012-once_n_1567233.html?ref=culture" target="_hplink">"Once" is staking its claim</a> for biggest winner of the night. Tune in for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/03/neil-patrick-harris-tony-awards_n_1399305.html" target="_hplink">hosting by Neil Patrick Harris</a>, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/01/tony-awards-presenters_n_1562699.html" target="_hplink">big name presenters</a> and suitably dramatic performances. The show begins June 10 at 8/7c on CBS, live from the Beacon Theater in New York.