2016 SEASON IN BRYANT PARK

 

"Much Ado About Nothing" (May 19 to June 4)
Thursdays at 9:00 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 PM.

This production sets "Much Ado About Nothing" in the Post World War I Suffragette movement. In the original play, the men have returned from a military campaign in Sicily with hearts bent on marriage. Here they are World War I vets. The women are Suffragettes and their zeal for new women's roles introduces a new level of complexity to the witty, agile, sometimes insulting repartee between the lovers that is the play's trademark. MORE INFO

Andrew Gombas as Claudio, Anwen Darcy as Beatrice. Photo by Remy.

READ OUR REVIEW IN NEW YORK TIMES
'Much Ado About Nothing" Prevails in Bryant Park
Critics' Pick
By Andy Webster, May 29, 2016

 

"As You Like It" with music by Natalie Smith (July 21 to 23)
The magical comedy is set in the classical Victorian era and everything becomes Steampunk when the scene shifts to the Forest of Arden. This production premiered in our parking lot last season. The New York Times wrote, "it’s easy to find magic here" and praised the leading performances as "wonderful by any standard." MORE INFO

"As You Like It,", directed by Hamilton Clancy. L-R: Jane Bradley (Rosalind) and Elaine Ivy Harris (Celia). Photo by Lee Wexler/Images for Innovation.



"Measure for Measure" (September 1 to 17)
Transformed to a battle of the sexes set in the South.

 

for Shows in Bryant Park

 

 

HOW DO I GO TO BRYANT PARK SHAKESPEARE?

* Bryant Park is located on 6th Avenue at 42nd Street, in midtown Manhattan.
* ALL ADMISSION IS FREE.
* Show times to all three plays are Thursdays at 9:00 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 PM, most Sundays at 2:00 PM (check links here for Sunday schedules).
* Food kiosks serve affordable meals, capacious rest rooms are close at hand and seating on bistro chairs is guaranteed for everyone.
* Best of all, there is no waiting in line for tickets.
* Subways: B, D, F, or M to 42nd St./Bryant Park; 7 to 5th Ave. MAP

Bryant Park Shakespeare

 


Brian Patrick Murphy as Proteus in "Two Gentlemen of Verona" in Bryant Park, 2015. Photo by Rosalie Baijer.

 


PHOTOS AND WRITEUPS OF PAST SEASONS
IN BRYANT PARK


2014 | 2015 | 2016