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7th Annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet Slam

Friday, April 21, 2017

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

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Come hear 154 Readers of all ages speak all 154 Shakespearean Sonnets in numerical order to honor of Shakespeare's birthday. Produced by Willful Pictures.

This year our Kickoff Reader for Sonnet #1 is the Broadway, film, & TV star, Maulik Pancholy (schedule permitting)

The 7th Annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet Slam is rain or shine, and is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.


Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park Accessible
(Nearest entrance at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue)
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