As Hercules enters its final weekend at the Delacorte Theater, take a look at clips from the Public Works production in the montage above. The stage musical adaptation of the Disney movie began performances in Central Park August 31 and will continue through September 8.
Jelani Alladin stars as the title god-turned-mortal, with Krysta Rodriguez as Meg, Rogert Bart as Hades, and James Monroe Iglehart as Phil.
The cast also features Jeff Hiller as Panic and Ramona Keller, Rema Webb, Tamika Lawrence, Brianna Cabrera, and Tieisha Thomas as the Muses, along with special performances by Broadway Inspirational Voices, 10 Hairy Legs, and Passaic High School Marching Band. As with previous Public Works shows, performances will feature professional actors with over 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs.
Directed by Lear deBessonet, Hercules features the film's score—as well as five new songs—by the film’s composer Alan Menken and lyricist David Zippel, with a new book by Kristoffer Diaz and choreography by Chase Brock. The production is presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.