The sold-out 7 PM concert offered songs from the stage and film versions of the John Kander-Fred Ebb classic, Cabaret, including "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Maybe This Time" and "Perfectly Marvelous."
Hathaway, who plays Fantine in the upcoming film of Les Miserables, was joined by fellow Les Miz film cast member Redmayne, as well as Fierstein (Hairspray, La Cage), McDonald (Ragtime, Porgy and Bess), Lavin (The Lyons), Esparza (Company, Leap of Faith), Darius Nichols (Hair), Bryce Pinkham (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Noah Radcliffe (Into the Woods), Michael Winther (Mamma Mia!) and Bret Shuford (The Little Mermaid).
Hathaway, McDonald and Esparza all appeared together in the 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night.
"I am delighted to reunite with The Public for this special night to celebrate the theatre's rededication, and support its mission to spread great theatre to all the people of New York (tourists are welcome too)," Hathaway said in a previous statement.
Hathaway performed the role of Viola in the music-filled 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. Her screen appearances include "The Dark Knight Rises," "Rachel Getting Married," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Love and Other Drugs," "Brokeback Mountain" and "Alice in Wonderland."
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