Time Out says
Disney's 1997 animated musical about the mythic Greek strongman finally makes it to the stage, with a book by Kristoffer Diaz to go with songs by Alan Menken and David Zippel. This free outdoor production in Central Park is directed by Lear deBessonet for the Public Theater's civically ambitious Public Works program, which is devoted to collaborating with multiple New York communities to create large-scale theater. A robust cast of professional actors—Jelani Alladin (Frozen) as our muscle-bound hero, plus Roger Bart, Krysta Rodriguez, Jeff Hiller, James Monroe Iglehart, Ramona Keller, Tamika Lawrence and Rema Webb—performs alongside some 200 members of local arts groups as well as singers from Broadway Inspirational Voices. Tickets will be distributed through an advance digital lottery that can be entered from noon on August 12 through noon on August 28.