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RICHARD III - General Entry - Free Shakespeare in the Park
Richard III Tickets

Richard III Tickets

New York
21 Jun 2022 - 17 Jul 2022
Free Shakespeare in the Park is back, and its as star-studded as ever.

Richard III Information

Danai Gurira will star in the title role of William Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Tony nominee Robert O'Hara. Check back for information on Richard III tickets, which are all available for free as with all shows in The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park program.

One of Shakespeare's most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling of government and justice. This masterful dive into the muddy middle between political genius and violent power grab will open Free Shakespeare in the Park's 60th Season with piercing relevancy and electrifying drama.

Besides opening the 2022 season, Richard III is the first Shakespeare in the Park production since 2019. It will be followed by As You Like It, a musical adaptation by Shaina Taub that was originally scheduled for Shakespeare in the Park's 2020 season.

Delacorte Theater photo credit: Joseph Moran. Danai Gurira photo credit: Kwaku Alston.

Run time

2 hrs, 40 mins (with 20 min intermission)

Opening date

June 21st, 2022

Closing date

July 17th, 2022



Delacorte Theater

Our review

Richard III

This year's Shakespeare in the Park production of Richard III is not, by definition, an immersive show. But in the stands of the Delacorte Theater, we're not invisible spectators, either. You might not realize it until the play's second half, but you, the audience, are tasked with two(!) roles: of the ruthless King Richard's knowing confidantes and his unsuspecting subjects. Lines like "By his face, you know his heart" elicit laughs, since Richard repeatedly cajoles other characters only to...

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Richard III

This summer, Tony Award winner Ali Stroker is acting in Shakespeare in the Park for the first time in Richard III, and so far, it's been a very wet experience. It rained almost every night during the first week of performances. One night, the show even started 80 minutes late because of rain. But Stroker is taking it in strides."It's been amazing," she enthused one evening before the show. "It has always been on my bucket list."Stroker had never acted in a Shakespeare play professionally. In...

Ali Stroker, Daniel J. Watts

All hail! The full cast of Richard III, the first Shakespeare in the Park production of 2022, has been set. The Public Theater's production will play the Delacorte Theater in Central Park from June 17 to July 17, kicking off the program's 60th anniversary season and marking the first Shakespeare in the Park show since 2019.As previously announced, Danai Gurira will star as Richard III. She is joined by Oklahoma! Tony Award winner Ali Stroker as Anne and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Tony nominee...

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