Public Theater Benefit Raises $1.3 Million

News   Public Theater Benefit Raises $1.3 Million The July 15 Central Park benefit for the Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park raised a total of $1.3 million, a record for the annual event.

The shindig, which honored entertainment lawyer John Breglio, took place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, beginning with a 6 PM dinner. A performance of Henry V, the Public's park offering this year, followed, with an opening night party directly afterwards at Belvedere Castle. Henry V, starring Liev Schreiber and directed by Mark Wing-Davey, officially opened on July 15. Tickets started at $500 (for a single ticket to the show) and went up to $25,000 for "a premium table of 10 for dinner, 10 VIP performance tickets, the post-performance reception with the cast, and recognition in the Official Program as Vice Chair."