John Leguizamo – Summerstage


Mon. 07/28 | 8:00PM – Mon. 07/28 | 10:00PM


john_leguizamo_GhettoKlown0466_credit_-_Carol_Rosegg_web_posterThis is a FREE show. Tickets are not required. Patrons will be admitted first come, first in, until the venue reaches capacity.  

Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, who has appeared in more than fifty films and was also seen on Nickelodeon series “The Brothers Garcia,” as well as on “ER” and “Miami Vice,” is also one of the nation’s most accomplished stage performers. “Ghetto Klown” is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s popular personal and professional story. It is his fifth one-man play, his third on Broadway, and follows in the uninhibited tradition of his “Mambo Mouth,” “Spic-O-Rama,” “Freak,” and “Sexaholix … a Love Story.” In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, heating up the stage with vivid accounts of the colorful characters that populate his life. He takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career and on to the sets of major motion pictures. Leguizamo explains, “Ghetto Klown” is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know. It’s cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It’s like Wiki leaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.”


Shakespeare in the Park – King Lear

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, KING LEAR. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

New York’s most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park’s famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater’s free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

King Lear

July 25 – August 17

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

All performances begin at 8pm

Get ticket info here.

Philharmonic in Central Park 2014

Concerts in Central Park — July 11th+14th, 2014 Priceless Music, Absolutely Free

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars. This summer, Music Director Alan Gilbert leads five free outdoor concerts, including a program featuring violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, and New York Philharmonic musicians give a Free Indoor Concert at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. Fireworks by Bay Fireworks will follow the performances in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Major corporate support for the 2014 New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks and the Free Indoor Concert has been provided by Time Warner Inc.

Concerts in the Parks – Central Park

Fri, Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM Concerts in the Parks – Central Park

Mon, Jul 14, 2014 8:00 PM . . . → Read More: Philharmonic in Central Park 2014

July 4th weekend in Central Park 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014 Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Category: Nature, History, Tours Free!

July 5th Central Park Tour: North Woods at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the “Manhattan Adirondacks.” Category: Nature, History, Tours Free!

July 5th Central Park Tour: Belvedere’s Kingdom at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Category: Education, History, Tours

July 5th SummerStage Presents: Teddy Afro / Noura Mint Seymali / HaHu Dance Crew at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan

3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Raised by musical parents, it was apparent at an early age that Tewodros Kassahun, (now know as Teddy Afro) had a deep love of music. Category: Concerts, Dance Free!

July 5th Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park), Manhattan

8:00 p.m. Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado… Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater, Shakespeare in the Parks Free!

Sunday, July 6, 2014 Pier Kids: Wildlife Theater at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn . . . → Read More: July 4th weekend in Central Park 2014

Shakespeare in the Park 2014 – Much Ado About Nothing

A brilliant new production of “Much Ado About Nothing” opened at the Delcorte Theater in Central Park this week starring Hamish Linklater and Beatrice Rabe. Along with John Glover, Paco Lozano, David Manis, Kathryn Meisle, Ismenia Mendes, Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Pankow and Pedro Pascal they light up the summer night as Beatrice and Benedick treat each other with mocking disdain that transforms into true love by plays end.

Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts. John Lee Beatty’s orchard-estate set frames Belvedere Castle as a skyline for the Italian city, while Jeff Croiter’s lighting takes us from day to dreamy night.

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