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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

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

Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Trevor Nunn and More Celebrate 'MIDSUMMER' at Theatre for a New Audience Dinner
Audrey Meyer, Pamela Newkirk, Amelia Ogunlesi and Danny Meyer

Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Trevor Nunn and More Celebrate 'MIDSUMMER' at Theatre for a New Audience Dinner
Cast members Joe Grifasi and Jake Horowitz with Jack Futoran, Dr. Leonard Polonsky, Jeffrey Horowitz, and Dr. Georgette Bennett

Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Trevor Nunn and More Celebrate 'MIDSUMMER' at Theatre for a New Audience Dinner
Cast members Zach Appelman and Brendan Everett with Dr. Leonard Polonsky, his wife Dr. Georgette Bennett, John Douglas Thompson and Simon Schama

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

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

Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Trevor Nunn and More Celebrate 'MIDSUMMER' at Theatre for a New Audience Dinner
Dr. Georgette Bennett and her husband, Dr. Leonard Polonsky

Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Trevor Nunn and More Celebrate 'MIDSUMMER' at Theatre for a New Audience Dinner
Dr. Leonard Polonsky, his wife Dr. Georgette Bennett and cast member Roger Clarks

Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Trevor Nunn and More Celebrate 'MIDSUMMER' at Theatre for a New Audience Dinner
Dr. Virginia Papaioannou, Simon Schama, Steven Narker and Ed Bank

Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Trevor Nunn and More Celebrate 'MIDSUMMER' at Theatre for a New Audience Dinner
Trevor Nunn, Dr. Georgette Bennett, cast member David Harewood and Dr. Leonard Polonsky

Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Trevor Nunn and More Celebrate 'MIDSUMMER' at Theatre for a New Audience Dinner
The Elizabethan-style dinner to honor Dr. Leonard Polonsky and his wife Dr. Georgette Bennett



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