Shakespeare in the Park: Into the Woods


Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

In Into the Woods, a witch’s curse condemns the Baker and his wife to a life without children. They embark on a quest to find the four items required to break the spell: a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold. Will they succeed?  And what happens after “happily ever after?”

A Tony Award-winning masterpiece by musical theater giants Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Into the Woods is a witty and irreverent reimagining of beloved classic fairytales: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Cinderella.

The 2012 Shakespeare in the Park summer production of Into the Woods is based on the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre London Production produced by Timothy Sheader and William Village for Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd.

Directed by Timothy Sheader, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Ticket distribution for Shakespeare in the Park begins at 1 pm on the day of the performance at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. There is a limit of two tickets per person. Arrive hours in advance of 1 pm for best change of securing tickets. Also, on specific dates a limited number of vouchers for that night’s performance will be distributed at locations throughout New York’s five boroughs.

Delacorte Theater

Central Park

(Southwest corner of Great Lawn)

New York, NY 10024


Enter at West 81st Street.

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Public Theater

The Public Theater is the nation's foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, including plays, musicals and innovative stagings of the classics.