Hathaway, McDonald, White, Groff and Hair Are "Up for Bid" for Public Theater Online Auction

News   Hathaway, McDonald, White, Groff and Hair Are "Up for Bid" for Public Theater Online Auction
The Public Theater is auctioning off New York summer experiences with Anne Hathaway, Audra McDonald, Julie White and Jonathan Groff as part of the company's annual gala fundraiser.

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

The online auction, which runs through June 29, is offering theatre lovers the chance to enjoy New York outings with its trio of Twelfth Night stars, including a tea party (or cocktails) with Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway; a voice lesson with four-time Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald; and a two-hour game of golf with Tony winner Julie White at Chelsea Piers.

Also available for bidding is the chance to see the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Bacchae later this summer and enjoy a post-show dinner with Tony-nominated star Jonathan Groff; as well as the opportunity to join the tribe of the Tony-winning revival of Hair on Broadway, including one's own costume, a dance with a cast member during the performance and drinks with the company after.

For details and to place a bid, visit PublicGalaAuction/Ebay.


The Public Theater gala, honoring Tony and Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols and entertainment executive Susan Lyne, will be held on June 25, the opening night of the Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. Daniel Sullivan directs the production, which stars Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway ("Rachel Getting Married"), four-time Tony winner Audra McDonald (110 in the Shade, Master Class, Ragtime), Tony-winning actress Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed), three-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza (Company, Speed-the-Plow), two-time Tony nominee David Pittu (What's That Smell?), as well as Stark Sands (Journey's End), Michael Cumpsty (Sunday in the Park with George), Hamish Linklater (The Busy World Is Hushed), Jay O. Sanders (Midsummer Night's Dream), Herb Foster (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Kevin Kelly (Much Ado About Nothing), Baylen Thomas (Cyrano de Bergerac) and Jon Patrick Walker (Young Frankenstein).

The Public Theater summer gala begins with a buffet dinner in Central Park, followed by the opening night performance of Twelfth Night and a post-show cast party at Belvedere Castle.

Tickets and sponsorships, ranging $1,500-$50,000, are available by phoning (212) 539-8547 or by emailing gala09@publictheater.org.

For further information visit PublicTheater.

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