The 7 PM event, hosted by Wesley Taylor (The Addams Family), featured appearances by Jennifer Ferrin (The 39 Steps), Penny Fuller (Cabaret, Applause), Hal Holbrook (The Apple Tree, Man of La Mancha), Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot), Jeremy Jordan (Bonnie & Clyde, West Side Story), Patti LuPone (Evita, Gypsy), Bryce Pinkham (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Emily Young (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Kevin Kline (Cyrano de Bergerac, Henry IV), Terrence Mann (The Addams Family, Lennon), Austin Pendleton (The Diary of Anne Frank, Grand Hotel) and musical director John Mauceri (Candide).
Here's a look inside the Pub:
Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline, Jeremy Jordan, Terrence Mann and More at Sonnet Rep Cabaret
Freedman made his Broadway directorial debut in 1961 with The Gay Life. He has also directed Broadway productions of West Side Story, A Time for Singing, King Lear, The Creation of the World and Other Business, The au Pair Man and The School for Scandal, among others. He was director of the Off-Broadway production of Hair, which opened at the Public Theater in 1967.
Freedman was the leading director of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival from 1960 through 1971 (the last four years as artistic director), and the first American director invited to direct at London’s Globe Theatre. He is currently the dean of the School of Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.