Celebrate Shakespeare today, in honor of the 400th anniversary of his passing this year, and the 452nd anniversary of his birth. It’s a FREE Shakespeare festival in Central Park and Bryant Park, with songs, readings and more.
Celebrate The Bard in Central Park at the Birthday Sonnet Slam, as 154 readers read all 154 Shakespearean Sonnets in numerical order. How do I love thee? 154 ways.
This year’s Sonnet Slam also includes a performance by the Broadway stars of “Something’s Rotten”. At Naumberg Bandshell, in the park at 72nd St.
The 2016 season of Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare today with a two-part birthday celebration:
Celebrate the birth of the world’s most famous playwright with the Shakespeare Birthday Bash. The Natalie Smith Band sings Shakespeare Songs, actors from The Drilling Company perform Shakespeare Words, members of the audience are encouraged to perform some of his most famous orations in Speak the Speech. Everyone is invited to add their thoughts to a Word Wall throughout the event.
Honoring Shakespeare’s Death: After a jazz funeral march by the The Drilling Company performs some of the greatest Shakespeare death scenes in succession. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.,
Later this season see Shakespeare in Bryant Park, with FREE performances of three of his most popular comedies..
See this NYCOTC posting for details of when to see Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It and Measure for Measure