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Brave New World: The Tempest's Dancing Youngsters

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

There was an infectious spirit at the Public Theater's free Public Works' production of The Tempest -- so much of it was joyous it was hard not to just go with it.

Celebrities Talk Money And Shakespeare At NYC's Public Theater

AP | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — An all-star line-up including Matt Damon, Alan Alda and Vanessa Redgrave will be featured in a night of readings and a town hall disc...

Broadway Actress Ignites Firestorm After Bashing Amy Adams Musical

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.27.2012 | Home

"Godspell" actress Morgan James ignited a firestorm on twitter this week after she tweeted a scathing review of Into the Woods at the Delacorte Theate...

And Maybe It's Really Magic

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.22.2012 | New York
Cara Joy David

This week Into the Woods starts, making it Sondheim in the Park as opposed to Shakespeare in the Park, and it will be the toughest ticket the Delacorte has had in a while.

'As You Like It' Review: Daniel Sullivan Staging Sets Off Shakespeare In The Park

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 08.21.2012 | Home
Wilborn Hampton

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, the current As You Like It is a good start to the next 50 years of Shakespeare in the Park.

'Sophie's Choice' Actors Reunite As Romeo And Juliet

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.19.2012 | Home

Monday night was The Public Theater’s 2012 Gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater. The evening ho...

Rain, Car Alarms, Raccoons: The Magic Of Shakespeare In The Park

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Liev Schreiber will never forget the beautiful white bird that showed up mysteriously during a performance of "Othello." It was the ...

See Shakespeare In The Park Or Parking Lot

Posted 06.23.2012 | Arts

From his sharp wit, profound devotion to language and characters which resound with contemporary audiences, Shakespeare's legacy is felt from the high...

Dueling Shakespeare 'Problem Plays' Hit Central Park This Summer

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts

The cancellation of the New York Philharmonic's annual park appearances came as a disappointment to many Gothamites. But the city's legion of free cul...

Central Park ... A Performance in Four Seasons (Autumn)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Bow Bridge by Arienne Davey In a moment of time in a moment of space, the park is greeted fully by Diana, her silver orb shrouded in mystery. The ...

Al Pacino's "Merchant of Venice" Broadway-Bound

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Al Pacino and "The Merchant of Venice" will soon be on the move. The Public Theater announced Monday that following an eight-week ru...

The Capeman

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

This Paul Simon musical was panned when it opened on Broadway, in 1998, but I love it and still listen to the soundtrack in my car nearly every day. T...

Paul Simon's 'Capeman' To Reopen

nytimes.com | LARRY ROHTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

"The Capeman," Paul Simon's ill-fated foray into the Broadway musical, was so spectacular and costly a flop that when it closed in 1998 after only 68 ...

Shakespeare in the Park: Not Your Usual Romp on the Great Lawn

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Merchant of Venice is always a bitter pill for us Jews, even when the production is as good as the one at the Delacorte Theater featuring a cast led b...

On the Culture Front: Food Film Fest, Shakespeare in the Park, and Next to Normal

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

With the warmer weather and some traveling, I've been getting a bit behind on my cultural coverage around the city. Last weekend, the Food Film Festiv...