Shakespeare in the Park will be MIA this summer. The Public Theater has cancelled performances thanks to COVID-19. It’s the first time in 58 years, since Joe Papp started the famed series.
All the planned shows for the Delacorte Theater are cancelled. So are all shows downtown at Joe’s Pub.
“While our stages will remain dark, our commitment to our mission will burn brighter than ever. Our promise to you is that we will keep working tirelessly to bring you glorious work by our incredible artists.”
As with Broadway, off Broadway, and all live shows in New York– the things that make the city hum and tick– this is a terrible blow affecting people in economic waves. We’re going to miss a lot of good stuff, and a lot of people are going to suffer financially as a result.