By special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, Public Works presents a new stage adaptation of the 1997 animated classic Hercules, directed by Lear deBessonet.
Alongside the Oscar-nominated "Go the Distance," as well as cherished songs such as "The Gospel Truth," "Zero to Hero," "I Won't Say (I'm in Love)," and "A Star Is Born" from the movie soundtrack, legendary Disney composer Alan Menken and lyricist David Zippel have written additional original songs for this world premiere stage musical.
The 1997 Disney film was written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Donald McEnery, Bob Shaw, and Irene Mecchi, and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.
Tickets are distributed for free on a first come, first served basis in Central Park on the morning of each performance.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
Public Works presents the glorious story of Hercules, brought to vibrant life by professional actors and community groups from across the city. Based on the Disney animated film, the stage musical features the film’s beloved score, plus additional original songs by the film’s composer Alan Menken and lyricist David Zippel, with a new book by Kristoffer Diaz and choreography by Chase Brock. Journey with Hercules in this new stage adaptation that invites New Yorkers from all five boroughs to participate in a joyous musical that celebrates the heroes found in all of us.
1hr 30min (No Intermission)
August 31st, 2019
September 8th, 2019
August 31st, 2019
Cast and creative
By: Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by David Zippel, and a Book by Kristoffer Diaz
Director: Lear deBessonet
Producer: Public Theater / Public Works
Cast list: Jelani Alladin (as Hercules), Roger Bart (as Hades), Jeff Hiller (as Panic), James Monroe Iglehart (as Phil), Ramona Keller (as Thalia), Tamika Lawrence (as Calliope), Krysta Rodriguez (as Meg), and Rema Webb (as Terpsichore)
Design: Dane Laffrey
Lighting: Tyler Micoleau
Costume: Andrea Hood
Choreography: Chase Brock
Sound: Kai Harada and Jessica Paz
Other info: Music Supervision & Arrangements by Michael Kosarin, and Wigs, Hair & Makeup
Design: by Cookie Jordan