Originally on Broadway in 1998, Paul Simon’s musical THE CAPEMAN tells the true story of a Nuyorican street gang member, Salvador Agrón, whose story exploded on to the front pages of the tabloids in 1959, ultimately revealing the cultural and racial tensions beneath the surface of New York in that era. THE CAPEMAN’s score is a dazzling blend of Latin music, Doo Wop, gospel and artful ballads to tell a gripping and controversial New York story.
“I think the Delacorte is the ideal place to hear the music from The Capeman,” said Paul Simon. “It’s going to be a great musical night.” In this concert version, Sergio Trujillo will provide choreography and the Grammy-winning Oscar Hernandez and an extraordinary 12-piece orchestra will play Simon’s haunting score. Every night after the show, legendary Puerto Rican singer Danny Rivera will perform a special encore.
Free tickets will be distributed the day of the show in person at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 1 p.m. or by registering for Virtual Ticketing online at ShakespeareInThePark.org the day of the performance you want to attend. Virtual Ticketing recipients are chosen at random to receive tickets, not in the order requests are received.
Reserved Concert Seats can now be reserved for a tax-deductible donation of $175 per seat. CLICK HERE to make your donation or call The Public Theater Box Office at 212-967-7555.
Priority Concert Seating, for a tax deductible donation of $250 or $500, is available through The Public Theater Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The $500 Priority Seats for the final performance on Monday night, August 16 includes admission to a post-show cast party. Priority Concert Seating availability is limited to ensure that that highest number of free seats are available for the general public on the day of the show.
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