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`LONGSTANDING’ N.Y. THEATER TRADITION MAY BE ENDING

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It's one of New York's great "longstanding" traditions: waiting in line in Central Park for tickets to see free Shakespeare at the Delacorte Theater.

But the New York Shakespeare Festival has announced a change in policy it hopes will make the enterprise less arduous.Instead of having to line up hours in advance, waiting for tickets to be distributed at 6:15 on the night of a performance, customers will be able to pick up tickets (two each) at the Delacorte or the Joseph Papp Public Theater in East Village, beginning at 1 p.m. After 3 p.m., tickets will be available only at the Delacorte.