Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Trevor Nunn and More Celebrate 'MIDSUMMER' at Theatre for a New Audience Dinner

Dr. Leonard Polonsky and his wife Dr. Georgette Bennett hosted an Elizabethan-styled dinner Sunday, November 10, prior to a performance of Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with original music composed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Elliot Goldenthal. Scroll down for photos!

A Midsummer Night's Dream opened November 2 at the Theatre's newly-named building, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn. The Polonsky Shakespeare Center is named in recognition of a $10 million gift from the Polonsky Foundation.

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare features a cast of 36 led by Tina Benko as Titania, Max Casella as Bottom, David Harewood as Oberon and Kathryn Hunter as Puck.

Photo Credit: Jack Miller

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Julie Taymor and Trevor Nunn


Audrey Meyer, Pamela Newkirk, Amelia Ogunlesi and Danny Meyer


Cast members Joe Grifasi and Jake Horowitz with Jack Futoran, Dr. Leonard Polonsky, Jeffrey Horowitz, and Dr. Georgette Bennett


Cast members Zach Appelman and Brendan Everett with Dr. Leonard Polonsky, his wife Dr. Georgette Bennett, John Douglas Thompson and Simon Schama


Director Julie Taymor and cast member David Harewood


Julie Taymor, Alec Baldwin, Trevor Nunn and Cheryl Hersch


Dr. Georgette Bennett and her husband, Dr. Leonard Polonsky


Dr. Leonard Polonsky, his wife Dr. Georgette Bennett and cast member Roger Clarks


Dr. Virginia Papaioannou, Simon Schama, Steven Narker and Ed Bank


Trevor Nunn, Dr. Georgette Bennett, cast member David Harewood and Dr. Leonard Polonsky


The Elizabethan-style dinner to honor Dr. Leonard Polonsky and his wife Dr. Georgette Bennett

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