Kevin Kline to star as voice of Frederick Law Olmsted

June 8, 2010

In the studio with Kevin Kline

With his Shakespearean training, capacity for humor and strong connection to Central Park, we thought Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline was the perfect choice to make the words of Frederick Law Olmsted come to life.

We were especially excited to hear him lend his voice to evocative lines like these:

Olmsted’s Voice: “The time will come when New York will be built up, when all the grading and filling will be done, and when the picturesquely-varied, rocky formations of the Island will have been converted into foundations for rows of monotonous straight streets, and piles of erect, angular buildings.  There will be no suggestion left of its present varied surface, with the single exception of the Park.”

Many thanks to our friends at the Central Park Conservancy for making this happen!

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