Ah, it’s really here. Memorial Day has come and passed, Times Square is filling up and standing on a subway platform is worse than sitting in a sauna with a ski jacket on. It’s summertime in New York City.
Well, almost summertime. I don’t think it’s fair to say that summer is here until Shakespeare takes to Central Park again, and we’re only days away now. That’s right, Shakespeare in the Park is returning for its 50th year at the Delacorte Theater on Tuesday.
The first show, which will run June 5-30, is William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Daniel Sullivan. The second show, which has been widely anticipated due to its high profile cast, is Stephen Sondheim’s, Into The Woods. Amy Adams and Donna Murphy headline this show that is rumored to be eyeing a spot on Broadway come summer’s end. Into The Woods will run from July 23 – August 25.
If you didn’t already know, the best part about Shakespeare in the Park is that it’s free (Awesome ! ). Tickets are given out at 1 p.m. at the theater the day of the show. There isn’t much better than seeing Shakespeare in an open air theater, but seeing it for free is the icing on the cake.
This summer, if you plan on catching a show in the park (or any show for that matter), tell us how it is. We hope to make it out there to catch a show ourselves, but we’d love to hear your opinions. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish you thoughts!