Friday, April 28, 2006

Macbeth bash

An article about this has been posted before, but I didn't read it properly and missed the good bits.

The news according to TheatreMania is that Macbeth's opening night is to be June 28th. The Public Theater site says that the show is running from June 13th, so I'm guessing the two weeks in between are previews or something.

But the bigger news from Playbill is that the Public Theater's 2006 Summer Gala is happening on the same night. Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline are the honourees for the gala, which presumably means they'll be watching the show. Meryl Streep in the pressure there!

Actors Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep will be honored on June 28 at the Public Theater's 2006 Summer Gala, to be held at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park.

Kline and Streep starred at the Delecorte in a Mike Nichols-directed production of The Seagull. Streep is to return to the space this summer to play the title role in Mother Courage.

An outdoor buffet dinner will be followed by a performance at the Delacorte Theater of Macbeth starring Liev Schreiber and Jennifer Ehle, and a post-show cast party at Belvedere Castle overlooking Turtle Pond and the Delacorte.

And there's a bit more info about the gala from the press release (original PDF here):

Last summer’s gala was attended by more than 650 people – including the Mayor and top government officials, CEOs and business leaders of Fortune 500 and other major corporations, established leaders of the social community, young trendsetters and a wide range of celebrities – and grossed $1.6 million for the institution

So quite a partay. Looks like the gala's not open to humble plebs, but as it's outdoor you can probably gaze longingly through the barbed wire.

PS. I knew it was a mistake to say there was too much news on Michael Clayton. There is, but turns out that most is about George Clooney being stalked. We're on the lookout for substantial news though.

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