The Public Theater has announced a very special limited run of THE CAPEMAN, to be performed at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater (mid-park, near 81st). The show features music by Paul Simon and book and lyrics by Paul Simon and Derek Walcott and will be directed by Tony Award nominee Diane Paulus, who directed the concert version of Hair at the Delacorte in 2007. Sergio Trujillo will provide choreography and the Grammy-winning Oscar Hernandez and an extraordinary 12-piece orchestra will play Simon’s haunting score. The Public Theater will announce the full cast and crew at a later date. THE CAPEMAN tells the true story of a Nuyorican street gang member whose story exploded on to the front pages of the tabloids in 1959, ultimately revealing the cultural and racial tensions beneath the surface of New York in that era. The score features a dazzling blend of Latin music, Doo Wop, and artful ballads to tell a gripping and controversial New York story. As with Shakespeare in the Park, free tickets will be distributed the day of the show in person at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 1:00 pm or by registering for Virtual Ticketing online at Shakespeare In The Park’s website the day of the performance you want to attend. Virtual Ticketing recipients are chosen at random to receive tickets, not in the order requests are received, but the in-person line is first-come, first-served, so it is advisable to get there very early (for a limited engagement such as this one, it’s not a bad idea to get there at the park’s 6:00 am opening). Reserved and priority seats can alternatively be purchased starting at $175. Check the Public Theater’s website for purchase details.
Saturday, August 14th to Monday, August 16th, 2010, 8:00 pm, FREE (reserved and priority seating starts at $175)
Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, mid-park near 81st
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