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Shakespeare in the Park – How to get Tickets

Jonathan Groff explains how to get free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park. For more info visit publictheater.org

Sam Waterston to return to Shakespeare in the Park in The Tempest in Summer 2015

The Public Theater has announced the lineup for its 2015 season of free Shakespeare in the Park productions playing at the Delacorte Theater. This season in Central Park will feature feature Shakespeare’s late romances The Tempest, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, from May 27-July 5, and Cymbeline, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, from July 27-August 23.
Sam Waterston will be performing in theis summer’s production as Prospero.   The Tempest will feature the return of Oscar and Tony nominee to the Delacorte stage. The production will mark his 13th Shakespearean production at the Public.
“With these two gorgeous productions, we will have produced all of Shakespeare’s late romances in one season, The Winter’s Tale in Public Works and Pericles with the Mobile Unit,” said Artistic Director Oskar Eustis in a statement. “These wise, magical, and emotional works were Shakespeare’s climactic achievement in the theater. In these plays, hope can be found in the darkest hour, every loss can be restored, and even death is not permanent.”  Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park productions are distributed at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on the day of the show, two tickets maximum per person. The Public Theater will also again offer free tickets through its Virtual Ticketing lottery on the day of the show.

2014 Central Park Film Festival

Movies have been shot in Central Park for over a century now (the first was “Romeo and Juliet” in 1908). So what better place to celebrate the world’s most iconic park?

Top Ten Central Park Movies

Join us at the 2014 Central Park Film Festival Aug. 18 through Aug. 22 to celebrate filmmaking in NYC:

Aug. 18: Big (PG)
Aug. 19: 
The Royal Tenenbaums (R)
Aug. 20: 
The Way We Were (PG)
Aug. 21: 
Ghostbusters (PG)
Aug. 22:  
Rear Window (PG)

Located on the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive
Gates open at 6:30 pm, movies begin at 8:00 pm

Films will screen rain or shine. A DJ will perform from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The Film Festival is free.
All films are open captioned. Bring a picnic and a blanket.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted:
Alcohol
Glass bottles
Chairs
Video cameras
Tape recorders

Ghetto Klown – John Leguizamo at Summerstage

An amazing night at Summerstage! Ghetto Klown is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s hugely popular personal and professional story. It follows in the unabashed, uncensored, and 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, leading audiences on a fever-pitch adventure and heating up the stage with vivid accounts of where he’s been and the colorful characters who have populated his life. Leguizamo takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career during the outrageous 80s avant-garde theatre scene, and on to the sets of major motion pictures and his roles opposite some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

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 Wikileaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.”


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