Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Public Theater and Shakespeare in Central Park, which will present Henry V beginning June 24 with an official opening the night of the benefit. The evening will include a pre-performance dinner at the Delacorte Theater (6 PM), the opening-night performance of the Shakespeare classic (8 PM) and a dessert-champagne reception with the cast of the production following the performance. Liev Schreiber heads the cast of Henry V, which features direction by Mark Wing-Davey. The remainder of the company comprises Gbenga Akinnagbe, David Costabile, Jon Dolton, Adam Dannheisser, Gregory Derelian, Colman Domingo, Mark Gerald Douglas, David Flaherty, Rob Gallavan, Peter Gerety, Mercedes Herrero, Nicole Leach, Ryan McCarthy, Dan Moran, Daniel Oreskes, Orlando Pabotoy, Bronson Pinchot, Steven Rattazzi, Martin Rayner, Tom Alan Robbins, Ryan Shively, Mike Strickland and Arie Thompson.
The benefit will honor John Brelgio, partner and chairman of entertainment division of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Producer Carole Shorenstein Hays will serve as the honorary event chair.
Tickets for the July 15 evening range from $500 to $25,000 (table for ten). For more information, call special events director Louie Anchondo at (212) 539-8738.