Shakespeare in the Park: A New York City Tradition

August 1, 2023 Desiree Homer

It’s the 61st year of Shakespeare in the Park this year! And the lineup of free performances is phenomenal. Now's your chance to see Hamlet and even The Tempest! And these free performances are sure to delight fans and audiences of all ages. If you haven’t yet experienced this New York City tradition, now’s the time. Shakespeare in the Park runs from August 1st through 6th. 

Experience a Modern Take on Hamlet

This week at Shakespeare in the Park, you’ll want to catch Hamlet. It’s directed by the Tony Award winner, Kenny Leon. It also features Tony Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood, whom you might recognize from Slave Play and As You Like It, in the official title role. Hamlet kicked off its nine-week run back in June with performances at The Delacorte Theater.

This Hamlet performance is a present-day take on Shakespeare’s classic story of betrayal and family. It’s a riveting and contemporary performance you don’t want to miss.

Get your Hamlet FREE tickets here

Enjoy the Diverse Ensemble of The Tempest

Public Works brings together a diverse and talented cast for Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Directed by Laurie Woolery and choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher, this performance is another must-see. Benjamin Velez is behind the music and lyrics for this tale of grief, the need for retribution, and the absolute healing power of love. The Tempest is happening from August 27th through September 3rd, so you have some time to plan ahead.

Get your The Tempest FREE tickets here!

Free Tickets Available

All Shakespeare in the Park performances are free and include free tickets with TodayTix, the organization’s digital partner for free Shakespeare in the Park. 

Check out the FAQs and public performance announcements online. And reserve your spot at Shakespeare in the Park - a New York City tradition!

Remember to check back often for more NYC goings-on and things to do throughout the changing seasons and the year. And for any event planning you have to do, whether it’s a corporate event or office party, or bar/bat mitzvah, let the professionals at EMRG Media be your go-to team for brilliant event planning in NYC! If you need your event to be fun, upscale, exciting, and truly memorable, you need EMRG Media.

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