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Sponsors Pull Funding From Play That Shows The Murder Of A Donald Trump-Like Julius Caesar

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UPDATE 8:27 P.M. EST: The Public Theater responded to the controversy on Monday with the following statement:

"We stand completely behind our production of 'Julius Caesar.' We recognize that our interpretation of the play has provoked heated discussion; audiences, sponsors and supporters have expressed varying viewpoints and opinions. Such discussion is exactly the goal of our civically-engaged theater; this discourse is the basis of a healthy democracy. Our production of 'Julius Caesar' in no way advocates violence towards anyone. Shakespeare's play, and our production, make the opposite point: those who attempt to defend democracy by undemocratic means pay a terrible price and destroy the very thing they are fighting to save. For over 400 years, Shakespeare's play has told this story and we are proud to be telling it again in Central Park."


Directed by Kathy Griffin?

A production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has come under fire for putting a Donald Trump spin on the titular role — who just so happens to get assassinated.

The New York-based arts organization put Trump look-alike Gregg Henry in the starring role, which saw Caesar as a bombastic businessman who wore long red ties and had a wife with a Melania Trump-esque Slavic accent.

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The play will open on Monday at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park, but early previews are already enraging some sensitive theatergoers — because in the play, Roman senators stab Caesar to death out of fear he's getting too power hungry!

Needless to say, not everyone was happy to see a POTUS-like Caeser get assassinated during NYC's Free Shakespeare in the Park, and sponsors were quick to respond as well.

On Sunday, Delta Airlines pulled its funding of the theater group in response to the spiraling criticism. The company said the theater "crossed the line" in a statement, writing:

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Amy Adams Goes Into The Woods Wearing Maroon

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This is a clean look.

Amy Adams attended the opening night after party for Into The Woods at the Delacorte Theater on Thursday night looking casually chic.

The star rocked a simple loose-fitting maroon dress with a red belt and peep-toe nude pumps that blended in with her skin so well, we almost thought she wasn't wearing any shoes!

To complete her look, Amy pulled her locks back and kept her makeup to a minimum, which was perfect for her ensemble.

While we like her outfit, we don't LOVE it. Surely Miz Adams could have worn something with a little more pizazz.

What do U think?!?

[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]

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Kevin Kline And Meryl Streep Were Romeo + Juliet For One Night Only In Central Park!

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This must have been so, SO cool!

Last night, Sophie's Choice co-stars Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep were reunited due to the call of Shakespeare, as they took on the title roles in a one-night-only benefit reading of Romeo + Juliet, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park!

And not only were they

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Amy Adams In The Park, Broadway Style!

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The adorable Amy Adams proved her singing siren ways in Enchanted and The Muppets, and this summer she will take on Central Park as The Baker’s wife in a Delacorte Theater summer production of Into The Woods.

The fun, fantastical play features characters like Cinderella, Rapunzel, & the Wolf, and will begin previews on July 23, running until August 25.

There is NOTHING quite like viewing some summer theater in Central Park…and Amy Adams just adds extra sweetness to the sunshine pie!

Will U head out to NYC this summer to see Miss Adams??

[Image via Brian To/WENN.]

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