Steve Martin to compose music for Shakespeare play

Updated: Mar 10, 2012, 10:20 AM IST

London: Funnyman Steve Martin is set to create the music for the 50th anniversary season of Shakespeare in the Park concerts in New York`s Central Park. The Grammy-winning banjo player will compose original music for `As You Like It`, which will feature a live bluegrass band, a leading daily has reported.

The classic will begin previews at the Delacorte Theater on 5 June. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine`s musical ‘Into The Woods’ will also be part of the 50th anniversary season.