Disney's Hercules on Stage of Public Theater’s Delacorte, Central Park, New York CityYour first love now of flesh and blood, moved from screen to stage.
Remember singing out loud along with animated Hercules and Megara? That was back in the 90s. Today, the hero and his gang have returned - to share Public Theater's stage with Shakespeare's Benedick and Coriolanus. No cartoons now, it's true theater play for you.
A musical adaptation of the 1997 movie classics will include key songs from the film, the Oscar-nominated "Go the Distance" being among them. What is more exhilarating, this epic show will rock the 1,800-seat Delacorte Theater, the legendary outdoor amphitheater in Central Park. No better place could be found for a play based (though, frankly, not really closely) on Ancient Greek mythology.
As for the casting, not so much has been released by now except for the fact that the performance will feature not only professional actors but also amateurs drawn from New York’s five boroughs. A wonderful opportunity to stand close to your childish dream - and maybe even touch your dream's biceps, too (oh God!).
If you prefer to watch the story from the distance (pun intended), you'll have to grasp the free (yes!) tickets in person or by digital lottery. The only flaw is that the tickets are distributed right in the day of the performance. So be ready for veeery long lines.
“Hercules” is to conclude the annual Shakespeare in the Park series, following “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Coriolanus.”