As previously announced by The Public, the theatrical institution will begin a $35 million renovation of its space on Lafayette Street, which has served as its residence since 1967. Among those in attendance for the ceremony were Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Gloria Reuben, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, David Henry Hwang, Richard Nelson, Richard Foreman, John Weidman, Suzan-Lori Parks, Jay O. Sanders, Chay Yew, Daniel Sullivan, Michael Greif, Liev Schreiber and Sam Waterston.
Here's a look at the ceremony:
The Public Theatre Breaks Ground on Renovations
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