Meryl Streep and Phylicia Rashad Tapped For United States of Shakespeare

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The Public Theater’s star-studded annual gala will take place at the Delacorte Theater.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad

The Public Theater has announced that its annual gala, The United States of Shakespeare, will take place June 6 at the Delacorte Theater, featuring a host of famous stars including Meryl Streep, Phylicia Rashad, Christine Baranski, Jimmy Smits, Michael Cerveris, Steven Pasquale and more.

Directed by Jeremy McCarter, the gala will include scenes from Shakespeare’s most celebrated works and the poems, songs and stories they inspired, performed by actors of the stage and screen, and musicians.

The complete line-up for The United States of Shakespeare features F. Murray Abraham, Sarah Amengual, Lemon Andersen, Kate Burton, Michael Friedman, Bill Irwin, Lisa Kron, Hamish Linklater, Suzan-Lori Parks, Martha Plimpton, Lily Rabe, Jay O. Sanders, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jeanine Tesori, and John Douglas Thompson; and The Public’s Shakespeare scholar in residence Jim Shapiro, with musical direction by Chris Fenwick. More casting to be announced at a later date.

Tickets to the one-night only event are available by by calling (212) 539-8634, online at or via email at

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