Shakespeare in the Park

June 3 – August 17, 2014

Delacorte Theater

Mid-park at 80th St.
Manhattan, NY 10024


NYCGO Logo Shakespeare in the Park, one of the City's most cherished summertime institutions, has been mounting free, open-air theater in Central Park since 1962. Shakespeare just about singlehandedly forged the screwball comedy with Beatrice and Benedick's verbal fireworks in Much Ado About Nothing, which gets the season started (June 3–July 6). Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater play the evenly matched wisecracking adversaries, and Jack O'Brien directs. Following that up, star of stage and screen John Lithgow takes on the monumental, elemental role of King Lear (July 22–August 17), directed by Shakespeare in the Park veteran and Tony winner Daniel Sullivan. For more information, visit

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