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.

About Hercules:

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.

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by David Zippel, and a Book by Kristoffer Diaz
Public Theater / Public Works
Lear deBessonet
Tyler Micoleau
Kai Harada and Jessica Paz
Dane Laffrey
Chase Brock
Andrea Hood
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)
Other info:
Music Supervision & Arrangements by Michael Kosarin, and Wigs, Hair & Makeup Design by Cookie Jordan
Hercules Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
August 31, 2019
Opening date: 
August 31, 2019
September 8, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Delacorte Theater

81 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
Nearest subway station:
81st Street - Museum of Natural History Station

Latest Hercules News & Features

Jelani Alladin
Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez & James Monroe Iglehart to star in Public Works production of Hercules
June 21, 2019

The Public Theater has announced initial casting for the upcoming Public Works’ adaptation of Hercules at the Delacorte Theater. The production is scheduled to run from August 31 through September 8, 2019. Based on the 1997 Disney animated film, the musical adaptation will feature six songs by Alan Menken as made famous in the film, including “Go The Distance” and “Zero to Hero”. The musical will also feature original songs written for the new stage production.

Public Theater to present Hercules, alongside Much Ado About Nothing and Coriolanus, in Central Park
February 7, 2019

Exciting news of heroic proportions for fans of Disney's 1997 animated classic "Hercules"! The Public Theater has announced a brand new stage adaptation as part of its 2019 Free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. To close out the summer season, the Public Works production of Hercules will run from August 31 through to September 8, 2019, directed by Lear deBessonet and presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions.