Shakespeare in the Park has announced that their 2015 shows will be “The Tempest” May 27 – July 5 and “Cymbeline” July 27 – August 23.

The big name star for this year’s productions is Sam Waterston, who will play the lead role in “The Tempest.”

Shakespeare in the Park is an annual event, with free plays produced by The Public Theater staged at the outdoor stage at Central Park’s Delacort Theater.

There are three ways you can get tickets.  You can wait in line (often a long line) at the Delecorte Theater on the day of the performance. The tickets are distributed at noon. Each person age 5 and older can get up to two tickets, while supplies last.  There will also be ticket vouchers distributed at certain other locations throughout the season. These alternative distribution sites change daily. See the boroughs ticket distribution schedule.  Or, you can enter the virtual ticket lottery online to try to get tickets. You enter the lottery between midnight and noon on the day of the performance and you’ll receive an email after noon letting you know if you were selected to receive tickets.

See the “Tickets” page at the Shakespeare in the Park website for details.


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