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Park Pleasures

Summer is here at last and, to us, that means one thing: Shakespeare in the Park. This year, three-time Tony winning director Jack O'Brien takes us to sunny Sicily for "Much Ado About Nothing," the Bard's beloved and delightfully witty romantic comedy. It all plays out at Central Park's Delacorte Theater beginning June 3 and running most evenings through July 6. Performances begin at 8 pm. As always, tickets are free. Simply be in line at the Delacorte on your performance day-of-choice, beginning at noon. Lines can often be long so prepare to socialize with like-minded lovers of English literature. You can also try your luck in the free virtual ticketing lottery (www.publictheater.com) or become a Summer Supporter, an instant way to secure reserved seats for both "Much Ado About Nothing" and "King Lear" starring John Lithgow later this summer. After the play, head back to our boutique Midtown Manhattan hotel for a glass of prosecco at cozy Saju Bistro. We're sure Shakespeare would approve.

Address: Delacorte Theater, Central Park