Paul Simon’s Capeman in Central Park

Paul Simon's Capeman

Three Performances Only! At The Delacorte Theater August 14-16, 2010

THE CAPEMAN, featuring music by Paul Simon and book and lyrics by Paul Simon and Derek Walcott, will be directed by Tony Award nominee Diane Paulus, who directed the concert version of HAIR at the Delacorte in 2007. Sergio Trujillo will provide choreography and the Grammy-winning Oscar Hernandez and an extraordinary 12-piece orchestra will play Simon’s haunting score. Casting and full creative team to be announced at a later date.

Originally on Broadway in 1998, Simon’s musical THE CAPEMAN tells the true story of a Nuyorican street gang member whose story exploded on to the front pages of the tabloids in 1959, ultimately revealing the cultural and racial tensions beneath the surface of New York in that era. THE CAPEMAN’s score is a dazzling blend of Latin music, Doo Wop and artful ballads to tell a gripping and controversial New York story.

“I think the Delacorte is the ideal place to hear the music from The Capeman,” said Paul Simon. “It’s going to be a great musical night.”

Free tickets will be distributed the day of the show in person at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 1 p.m. or by registering for Virtual Ticketing online at ShakespeareInThePark.org the day of the performance you want to attend. Virtual Ticketing recipients are chosen at random to receive tickets, not in the order requests are received.

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