10 HAIRY LEGS DÈBUTS AS CAMEO ARTISTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS’ MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF HERCULES
Performances August 31 – September 8
The Delacorte Theater in Central Park
81st St & Central Park West
10 Hairy Legs, the male repertory dance company, will make its dèbut with Public Works’ Musical Adaptation of HERCULES at NYC’s time-honored summer performing arts space, the Delacorte Theater, as cameo artists for this new production. Performance time is 8:00 pm. There are two ways to access free tickets: through an advance digital lottery and entering an in-person standby lottery. Links for more information on those can be found on the HERCULES website.
0 Hairy Legs Artistic Director Randy James noted, “We are pleased to follow the momentum of our sold out New York Season in June with this partnership with one of the country’s most esteemed theatrical institutions. The men of 10HL are known and respected for their ability to master a vast range of movement styles. We welcome the opportunity to work with this outstanding team of creators, while helping to fulfill the mission of Public Works.”
In addition to current members of the company Alex Biegelson, Robert Mark Burke, Derek Crescenti, Jared McAboy, Will Tomaskovic and Michael Wang, guest artists Vernon Brooks, Alessandro Cottone Divine Garland, Brandon Jones, Jose La Paz Rodriguez and Kenneth Montes de Oca join the project to present 24 legs.
Public Works is The Public Theater’s initiative that invites communities across New York to create ambitious works of participatory theater is closing out the summer in truly epic fashion. Public Works will present the glorious story of HERCULES, brought to vibrant life by professional actors and community groups from across the city. Directed by Public Works founder and Resident Director Lear deBessonet, this summer’s production, based on the Disney animated film, will feature 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. Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Donald McEnery, Bob Shaw, and Irene Mecchi, and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.
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