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Closed September 3, 2019

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Why See Hercules?

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Hercules Goes The Distance

Bless My Soul! Hercules is heading to New York's Delacorte Theatre for a very special performance this summer! Adapted from the classic Disney movie, Hercules features music by the legendary (and Disney favorite) Alan Menken, lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Kristoffer Diaz. Lear deBessonet is set to direct with choreography by Chase Brock.

With tunes like "Go The Distance", "Zero to Hero" and "I Won't Say (I'm In Love)" Hercules boasts as having one of the conglomerates most memorable scores. Whether you're new to the story or and long-time fan, Hercules' tale of discovering your true potential, with a little help from your friends, is the perfect summer ointment! 

What is Hercules about

In Ancient Greece the gods on Olympus reign supreme. Disaster strikes when Zeus' (the king pin of all the Greek gods) newborn son, Hercules, is kidnapped and turned into a demi-god by the terrible god of the underworld, Hades. With Hercules no longer allowed on Mount, Olympus Hercules is adopted by a humble farming couple. 

As Hercules grows into a teenager he begins to realise that his super-human strength may be the key to finding out who he really is. Setting out on a quest become a hero, young Hercules meets Phil, a cynical Satyr who was once a great trainer to the heroes. But Hercules doesn't have long before he has to meet his match - an army of titans directed by none other than Hades himself... 

Will Hercules be able to rescue Greece in time?

A Star Is Born

Released in 1997, Hercules is a part of Disney's canon of great 90s animated hits! With the likes of Danny DeVito, Tate Donovan and Josh Keaton all lending their voices to the movie Hercules was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. Now with the love of Disney at an all-time time high, it seems only fair that Hercules steps back into the spotlight!

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Opening night: 30 August 2019

Cast and Creative


Jelani Alladin as Hercules
Krysta Rodriguez as Meg
Roger Bart as Hades
James Monroe Iglehart as Phil
Tamika Lawrence as Calliope (lead Muse)
Jeff Hiller as Panic
Ramona Keller as Thalia
Rema Webb as Terpsichore


Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by David Zippel
Book by Kristoffer Diaz
Directed by Lear deBessonet
Choreography by Chase Brock.

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