Ivan Hernandez will topline the Public Theater’s outdoor concert perfs of Paul Simon tuner “The Capeman.”
Hernandez, who starred in the Off Broadway staging of Broadway-bound musical “Yank!,” will play the older incarnation of protag Salvador Agron, a gang member involved in a pair of murders in 1959. Role was originally played by Ruben Blades in the musical’s short-lived preem during the 1997-98 Main Stem season. (A younger version of the lead character, originally played by Marc Anthony, will be portrayed by Anthony Lee Medina.)
Three-night run of concert perfs, set to play Central Park’s Delacorte Theater Aug. 14-16, is helmed by Diane Paulus. Director staged a similiar concert version of “Hair” in the summer of 2007, which eventually resulted in the recent Broadway revival.