|Summer in New York
Categories: Latest News,Off-Broadway Shows
Posted: June 6, 2013
by Ted Greenberg
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Nothing says summer like a stroll through Central Park, the 843 acre mega park in the heart of Manhattan. The park bustles with joggers, cyclists, picnics, rollerskaters, walkers, tourists, New Yorkers and of course, theater. For over 50 years, downtown’s Public Theater comes uptown to present two productions in Shakespeare in the Park. Now, the shows aren’t always by the Bard, though this year they are. And the tickets are free. To obtain them, you must wait in a long line — longer still when megastars like Meryl Streep and Al Pacino grace the stage at the Delacorte Theatre.
This summer’s Shakespeare in the Park is already under way. Comedy of Errors continues through June 30th and stars Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Hamish Linklater and Heidi Schreck. The second show, which runs late July through mid-August, is a musical adaptation of Love’s Labours Lost by the creative team behind the brilliant Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, a Public Theater hit from a couple years ago that eventually moved to Broadway. You can listen to a few of the songs at the Shakespeare in the Park website.
The first week of each run is always the best to try to get tickets, but you can often still get in on a rainy evening when there are a bunch of no-shows. If you’re visiting New York for the first time or a longtime member of the Big Apple, there’s no better way to kick off your summer than going to Shakespeare in the Park.
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