Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture
by Alyson Penn, 05/12/2015
Shakespeare in the Park. Photo: Tammy Shell
Shakespeare in the Park
Bona fide summer institution Shakespeare in the Park has been running for 53 years, and more than 5 million audience members have seen the free performances at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater. The first of this summer's productions, The Tempest, runs from May 27 to July 5, and stars Oscar nominee Sam Waterston (The Killing Fields, Law & Order) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family); Tony nominee Michael Greif directs. The second show, fairytale romance Cymbeline, runs from July 23 to August 23. It stars Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) and is directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan. Complimentary tickets are distributed the day of the performances in the park (line up early to have a chance) and online (through a lottery system). For more information, visit publictheater.org.