Central Park Henry V Opening Now June 26

News   Central Park Henry V Opening Now June 26 Incessant rain in the past week has kept The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival from completing the needed teching for Henry V, outdoors at Central Park's Delacorte. The first performance, which was bumped from June 24 to June 25, will now take place on June 26.

It's been the wettest June on record for New York City. Temperatures were in the 80s and 90s for the new tech days June 23-25. Official opening is July 15.

Mark Wing-Davey directs the play, with Liev Schreiber as the title character. Performances continue to Aug. 10.

The cast includes Bronson Pinchot, who appeared at the Delacorte in A Winter's Tale two summers ago and is famous for the television sitcom "Perfect Strangers." He'll play Pistol, one of Prince Hal's erstwhile drinking pals. Other cronies include Dan Moran as Nym and Tom Robbins as Bardolph. Mercedes Herrero is Mistress Quickly, Pistol's wife.

Tickets are free and will be available on the day of the performance (two per person) at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 1 PM and at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (near Astor Place), from 1 PM to 3 PM. The closest entrances to The Delacorte are at 81st Street and Central Park West or 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For additional information about Shakespeare in Central Park, call (212) 539-8750 or visit The Public Theater web site at www.publictheater.org.