Shakespeare's Sonnets Will Get a Slamming in Central Park

News   Shakespeare's Sonnets Will Get a Slamming in Central Park The fifth annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam will be held in New York April 24, featuring more than 150 volunteers performing all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets in numerical order.

The slam will be held at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park and is a free event open to the public. Producer Melinda Hall created the Sonnet Slam in 2011 for New Yorkers to celebrate their love of the bard. “I wanted to create a unique opportunity for the Sonneteer and Shakespeare to be together on the Bandshell stage," said Hall in a press statement.

Past Sonneteers include Tony nominees Dana Ivey (Sunday in the Park with George) and Stacy Keach (Other Desert Cities). The open call for readers or "soneteers" of all ages, will begin April 1.

For more information and to register to be involved in the event, please visit shakespearesonnetslam.com. The Bandshell is located mid-park south of Bethesda Terrace between 66th and 72nd Streets, New York.

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