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Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!

This past week The Public Theater celerbrated their 2015 Summer Gala, which included a special performance of the free Shakespeare in the Park production of THE TEMPEST, featuring a cast that included Sam Waterston and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and directed by Michael Greif. The summer gala also honored Bernard Spitzer (1924-2014) and Anna Spitzer for their extraordinary support over several years. The 2015 Public Theater summer gala featured appearances by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jnathan Groff, Laura Benanti, Sandra Oh, Peter Dinklage, Alan Rickman, Jane Lynch and many more.

The Public Theater is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, contemporary, and experimental pieces in equal measure, The Public serves as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force in leading and framing dialogue on important issues of our day.

BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the event so, click through the photos below to see the 2015 Public Theater Summer Gala.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Laurie Eustis and Oskar Eustis

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Laurie Eustis and Oskar Eustis

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis, Jeff Barker and Patrick Willingham

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jeff Barker and Wendy Barker

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jeff Barker and Wendy Barker

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Laurie Eustis, Kylie Brown and Oskar Eustis

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Laurie Eustis, Oskar Eustis and Arielle Tepper Modover

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Laurie Eustis, Kylie Brown and Oskar Eustis

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Laurie Eustis, Kylie Brown and Oskar Eustis

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jane Lynch

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jane Lynch

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jane Lynch

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Alan Rickman

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Alan Rickman

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Lemon Andersen

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Lemon Andersen

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Tommy Tune

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Tommy Tune

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Katie Finneran and Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Katie Finneran and Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Christine Baranski

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Christine Baranski

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Christine Baranski

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Christine Baranski

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Katie Finneran

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Katie Finneran

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Peter Dinklage

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Peter Dinklage and Erica Schmidt

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Lin Manuel-Miranda and Thomas Kael

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Lin Manuel-Miranda and Thomas Kael

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jonathan Groff and Murray Bartlett

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jonathan Groff and Murray Bartlett

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Murray Bartlett

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Murray Bartlett

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jonathan Groff

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jonathan Groff

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Michael Greif

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Julianna Margulies

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Trudie Styler and Sting

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Trudie Styler and Sting

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Trudie Styler and Sting

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Daveed Diggs

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Daveed Diggs

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Sandra Oh

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Sandra Oh

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Robert Cuccioli

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Robert Cuccioli

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
John Collins

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
John Collins

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jennifer Westfeldt

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jennifer Westfeldt

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Marin Ireland

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Marin Ireland

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Michael Stuhlbarg

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Michael Stuhlbarg

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jennifer Westfeldt

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jennifer Westfeldt

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Sarah Jones

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Sarah Jones

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Anne Hathaway

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Anne Hathaway

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Anne Hathaway

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Dule Hill

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Dule Hill

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jon Bon Jovi

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea Hurley

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea Hurley


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