Ivan Hernandez
(© Tristan Fuge)
Ivan Hernandez
(© Tristan Fuge)
Ivan Hernandez will play Salvador Agrón in The Public Theater's concert performances of The Capeman, featuring music by Paul Simon, with book and lyrics by Simon and Derek Walcott, to be offered at the Delacorte Theatre August 14-16. Diane Paulus will direct the performances, which will feature choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The score will be played by Oscar Hernandez and a 13 piece orchestra.

The complete cast, most of whom were previously announced, will also include Obie Bermudez as Umbrella Man; Natascia Diaz as Esmerelda Agrón; Nicole Lequerica as Aurea Agrón; Jorge Maldonado as Reverend Gonzalez; Luba Mason as Mrs. Young; Anthony Lee Medina as Young Sal; Élan Luz Rivera as Bernadette; and Abraham Rodriguez as Santero. The ensemble will include Bryan Anthony, Xavier Cano, Myrna Lee Gomila, Nina LaFarga, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Cornell McKnight, Frank Negrón, Luis Salgado, and Tanairi Vazquez. Diaz, Mason, Gomila, Negron and Rivera appeared in the original production of The Capeman on Broadway; Mason and Gomila are reprising their roles from that production.

The creative team will include Riccardo Hernandez (scenic consultation), Emilio Sosa (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski, (lighting design), and Acme Sound Partners (sound design).

In addition to the presentation of The Capeman, Puerto Rican vocalist Danny Rivera will offer a special vocal encore following each performance.

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 through online Virtual Ticketing available at ShakespeareInThePark.org, where people can register on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Virtual Ticketing recipients are chosen at random to receive tickets, not in the order requests are received.

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