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STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff on How to Get Free Tickets to the Public's Shakespeare in the Park

The Public Theater will begin previews earlier this week on June 3 for Much Ado About Nothing, the first show of The Public's 2014 season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. Directed by Jack O'Brien, Much Ado About Nothing will run through Sunday, July 6, with an official press opening on Monday, June 16. Below, Jonathan Groff explains how to get free tickets -- and what to do while you're waiting in the queue -- for Shakespeare in the Park!

Free tickets are distributed, two per person (age 5+), at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day of each performance. The Virtual Ticketing Lottery is now available on the day of the show at www.publictheater.org. The Delacorte Theater is accessible by entering at 81st Street and Central Park West, or 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.

The complete cast of Much Ado About Nothing features Steel Burkhardt (Balthazar); Jack Cutmore-Scott (Claudio); Austin Durant (Friar Francis, Sexton); John Glover (Leonato); Linklater (Benedick);David Manis (Antonio, Verges); Kathryn Meisle (Ursula); Ismenia Mendes (Hero); Stokes Mitchell (Don Pedro); John Pankow (Dogberry); Pedro Pascal (Don John); Rabe (Beatrice); Eric Sheffer Stevens (Borachio); and Zoë Winters (Margaret). The non-equity ensemble includes Matt Bittner, Alex Breaux, Carisa Cotera, Isabella Curti, Paco Lozano, and Matthew Russell.

STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff on How to Get Free Tickets to the Public's Shakespeare in the Park
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