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GO PUBLIC! Movie in the Parks

GO PUBLIC! MOVIE IN THE PARKS

Parks across all five boroughs
June 29 - September 6, 2024 Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Free Outdoor Screening of The Public’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production recorded live by THIRTEEN for Great Performances on PBS
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kenny Leon
Choreography by Camille A. Brown

In partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and NYC Parks experience The Public’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Recorded live from The Delacorte Theater in Central Park in 2019 by THIRTEEN’S Great Performances on PBS. Tony Award winner Kenny Leon directs a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication.

Parks across all five boroughs
June 29 - September 6, 2024 Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

CALENDAR.

Join Us!

All are welcome. Bring a blanket, some snacks, find a great spot, and watch MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the great outdoors at locations across all five boroughs.
Screening Schedule

All screenings are free and open to the public:

  • June 29 – Prospect Park (Brooklyn)*
  • July 11 – J. Hood Wright Park (Manhattan) 

  • July 17 – McCarren Park (Brooklyn)  

  • July 24 – Brooklyn War Memorial (Brooklyn) 

  • August 2 – Faber Park (Staten Island)

  • August 3 – Flushing Meadows Park (Queens)*

  • August 12 – Central Park, Frisbee Hill (Manhattan)
  • August 20 – Washington Square Park (Manhattan)  

  • August 29 – Baisley Park (Queens) 

  • September 6 – Loreto Park (Bronx) 

 

*Movie Party

Movie Party

Join us for these movie parties where there will be day-of activities, free merch, and more!

More details to come at a later date.

Dates:

  • June 29 - Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
  • August 3 - Flushing Meadow Park (Queens)
  • August 12 - Central Park, Frisbee Hill (Manhattan)
Calendar Icons

Each date indicates with an icon which borough we'll be for Movie in the Parks:

  • 2425Public_icons_V1_150sq_brookl.png is Brooklyn
  • image5xxo.png is the Bronx
  • 2425Public_icons_V1_150sq_manh.png is Manhattan
  • image72bis.png is Staten Island
  • 2425Public_icons_V1_150sq_queens.png is Queens
  • 2425Public_icons_V1_150sq_queens.pngis Movie Party
Supporter Plus, Partners, and Young Partners Lawn Area Seating

All Supporters Plus, Partners and Young Partners will have access to a reserved lawn area at screenings in Prospect Park, Flushing Meadows Park and Central Park. There is a four (4) guest limit.

To access the reserved lawn area, stop by The Public’s welcome table, present your GoPublic! Members Pass and receive a wristband to access the section.

GO PUBLIC! Map and Locations

Check out the Google Map for all the locations around New York City this summer! Join us:

GO PUBLIC! Google Map

Accessibility

If you have questions, need assistance or an accommodation, please feel free to speak to a member of our staff at any point during your visit or contact us at [email protected].

Revitalizing The Delacorte

The Public, in partnership with Central Park Conservancy and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, has embarked on a much-needed revitalization of the 62-year-old Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The plan will dramatically improve the home of Free Shakespeare in the Park, addressing critical infrastructure, accessibility, and theatrical needs. Renovations are underway and while the theater is closed, don’t miss Go Public! A Festival of Free Shakespeare in the Park taking place all over NYC this summer. We look forward to the revitalized Delacorte’s premiere in the summer of 2025. Learn more. 

Sign up to stay up to date with the latest news on the revitalization and learn about opportunities to support.



PRODUCTION DETAILS.

Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (American SonA Raisin in the Sun) directs a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. In this modern production, we find the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war. But not all is peaceful amid the revelry, as old rivals engage in a battle of wits, unexpected foes plot revenge, and young lovers are caught in a tumultuous courtship – until love proves the ultimate trickster, and undoes them all.

Cast.

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Jamar Brathwaite

Ensemble



Image of Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks

Beatrice

Image of Grantham Coleman

Grantham Coleman

Benedick

Image of Chuck Cooper

Chuck Cooper

Leonato

Image of Javen K. Crosby

Javen K. Crosby

Ensemble

Image of Denzel DeAngelo Fields

Denzel DeAngelo Fields

Ensemble

Image of Jeremie Harris

Jeremie Harris

Claudio

Image of Tayler Harris

Tayler Harris

Ensemble

Image of Erik Laray Harvey

Erik Laray Harvey

Antonio/Verges

Image of Kai Heath

Kai Heath

Messenger

Image of Daniel Croix Henderson

Daniel Croix Henderson

Balthasar

Image of Tyrone Mitchell Henderson

Tyrone Mitchell Henderson

Friar Francis/Sexton

Image of Tiffany Denise Hobbs

Tiffany Denise Hobbs

Ursula

Image of Lateefah Holder

Lateefah Holder

Dogberry

Image of LaWanda Hopkins

LaWanda Hopkins

Dancer

Image of Billy Eugene Jones

Billy Eugene Jones

Don Pedro

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Margaret Odette

Hero

Image of Hubert Point-Du Jour

Hubert Point-Du Jour

Don John

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William Roberson

Ensemble

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Jaime Lincoln Smith

Borachio

Image of Jazmine Stewart

Jazmine Stewart

Ensemble

Image of Khiry Walker

Khiry Walker

Conrade/Ensemble

Image of Olivia Washington

Olivia Washington

Margaret

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Latra A. Wilson

Dancer

Creative.

Kenny Leon
Director
Beowulf Boritt
Scenic Design
Emilio Sosa
Costume Design
Peter Kaczorowski
Lighting Design
Jessica Paz
Sound Design
Jason Michael Webb
Music Composition
Mia Neal
Wigs, Hair, and Make-Up Design
Thomas Schall
Fight Direction
Kate Wilson
Voice and Text
Camille A. Brown
Choreographer

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