Tickets are free (two per person) and may be picked up only on the day of performance after 1pm at the Delacorte Theater. A limited number of tickets are also distributed via online lottery; see website for details.
Normally, New Yorkers expect one or two Shakespeare classics presented free in Central Park, but for Stephen Sondheim, we'll make an exception. In keeping with musical fare as part of Shakespeare in the Park
(such as Hair a few seasons ago), the Public offers a new mounting of Sondheim and James Lapine's enchanting, witty and touching spin on classic fairy tales. This alfresco staging comes from English director Timothy Sheader, who road-tested it in 2010 at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London. The American cast is to die for: Donna Murphy as the Witch and the adorable Amy Adams (The Muppets) as the Baker's Wife.