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Photos: Ladies Unite at WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC Gala

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Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated its Annual Gala, WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC, at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, it celebrated those who shaped our past and guide our future.

WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC was an exciting evening celebrating the women who have contributed to The Public's artistic life, featuring musical performances from groundbreaking Public Theater Productions including A Chorus Line, Fun Home, Miss You Like Hell, and more. The evening looked back (and sometimes ahead!) to Shakespeare's great heroines and The Public's iconic plays and musicals, recognizing the talents and spirit of these extraordinary women.

The cast included Annaleigh Ashford, Kim Blanck, Ally Bonino, Alison Cimmet, Jenn Colella, Bridget Everett, Tanesha Gary, Morgan Siobhan Green, Jessica Hecht, Marva Hicks, Jayne Houdyshell, Stephanie Hsu, Bre Jackson, Courtney Jamison, Gizel Jiménez, Ramona Keller, Lisa Kron, Alyse Alan Louis, Shakina Nayfack, Suzan-Lori Parks, Krysta Rodriguez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jessie Shelton, Emily Skeggs, Diana Son, Shaina Taub, Jeanine Tesori, Katie Thompson, Alysha Umphress, Kuhoo Verma, Tatiana Wechsler, Remy Zaken, and many more.

WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC are playwrights, composers, directors, performers, and institutional leaders. Their names are inscribed on our walls, in our programs, and through our history-Ntozake Shange, Colleen Dewhurst, Jeanine Tesori, Ruby Dee, Arielle Tepper, Lynn Nottage, LuEsther T. Mertz, Susan Shiva Stein, Judith T. Peabody, Meryl Streep, Nona Hendryx...the list goes on and on.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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Alyse Alan Louis

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Alison Cimmet

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Morgan Siobhan Green

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Alyse Alan Louis, Morgan Siobhan Green, Alison Cimmet

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Crimson Kitty

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Crimson Kitty

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Brita Filter

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Brita Filter

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Madame Vivien V

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Madame Vivien V

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Brita Filter, Madame Vivien V, Crimson Kitty

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Your Queens

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Your Queens

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Gala performers

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Gala Performers

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Patrick Willingham, Rev. William H. Critzman

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Jane Lynch

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Krysta Rodriguez

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Stephanie Hsu

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Kuhoo Verma

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Guy Garcia, William Garcia

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Jenn Colella

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Shakina Nayfack

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Alysha Umphress

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Alysha Umphress, Rebecca Naomi Jones

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Rebecca Naomi Jones

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Gizel Jimenez

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Shaina Taub

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Courtney Jamison

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Laurie Eustis, Oskar Eustis

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Lauren Rozenkranz, Faith Gay, Julie Rice

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Jeannette Bayardelle

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Ally Bonino, Kim Blanck, Kuhoo Verma

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Gayle Rankin, Danya Taymor

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Kim Blanck

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Ally Bonino

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Oskar Eustis, Arielle Tepper, Patrick Willingham

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Arielle Tepper

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Chukwudi Iwuji

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Huma Abedin

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Miriam Shor

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Nicole Kimpel, Antonio Banderas, Barbara Kimpel, Luis Villabon

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Nicole Kimpel, Antonio Banderas

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Remy Zaken

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Karen Olivo

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Eisa Davis

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Sharon Washington

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Suzan-Lori Parks

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Suzan-Lori Parks, Christian Konopka

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Bre Jackson

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Jessica Hecht

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Rinne Groff

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Diana Taylor, Michael Bloomberg

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Alexandra Shiva, Jonathan Marc Sherman

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J. Elaine Marcos

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Margarette Odette

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Sophie Flack, Josh Charles

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Mandy Hackett, Jason Hackett

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Paula Scher

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Annaleigh Ashford

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Gala perfomers

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Baayork Lee

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Leigh Silverman, Jenn Colella

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Saycon Sengbloh

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Bridget Everett

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Poppy Everett

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Daphne Rubin-Vega

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Heidi Rodewald

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Tanesha Gary, Marva Hicks, Ramona Keller

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Gala Performers

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Bethany Kay, Tayler Harris

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Nemuna Ceesay, JAda Mayo, Hillary Fisher

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Gala performers

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Jayne Houdyshell, Lisa Kron

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Joe Tapper

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Erin McKeown

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Jo Lampert

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Lorin Latarro

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Chirlane McCray

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Patrick Willingham, Chirlane McCray, Oskar Eustis

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Women of The Public performers

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Women of The Public performers

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Women of The Public performers

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Women of The Public performers

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Women of The Public performers

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Women of The Public performers

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Women of The Public performers

Photos: Ladies Unite at WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC Gala
Women of The Public performers

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Women of The Public performers

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