Shakespeare on the Common opening draws a celebrity crowd

From left: Chris Cooper, Marianne Leone Cooper, Tony Shalhoub, Steven Maler, and Brooke Adams at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s opening night reception at the Parkman House.
From left: Chris Cooper, Marianne Leone Cooper, Tony Shalhoub, Steven Maler, and Brooke Adams at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s opening night reception at the Parkman House.
Bill Brett for The Boston Globe

Mayor Tom Menino made a brief appearance at the Parkman House on opening night of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s free Shakespeare on the Common. But there were a few other familiar faces in the crowd, including Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper and his wife, writer Marianne Leone Cooper, “Monk” star Tony Shalhoub and his wife, actress Brooke Adams, and, of course, Commonwealth Shakespeare artistic director Steven Maler.

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