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The Public Theater Announces Star-Studded Benefit

May 13, 2020, 8:49.27 am ET

The Public Theater Announces Star-Studded Benefit
Photo: Audra McDonald                                                                                              

The Public Theater will present “We Are One Public,” a one-night-only star-studded virtual event to support The Public Theater, on Monday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, with music direction by Tony Award winner Ted Sperling, the event will honor actor Sam Waterston and philanthropists Audrey & Zygi Wilf. It will be livestreamed on The Public’s website, YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Hosted by stage and television star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the event will include performances and appearances by Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Kim Blanck, Ally Bonino, Danielle Brooks, Glenn Close, Jenn Colella, Elvis Costello, Claire Danes, Holly Gould, Danai Gurira, Anne Hathaway, Stephanie Hsu, Oscar Isaac, Nikki M. James, John Leguizamo, Audra McDonald, Grace McLean, Sandra Oh, Mia Pak, David Hyde Pierce, Phillipa Soo, Trudie Styler & Sting, Will Swenson, Shaina Taub, Kuhoo Verma, Ada Westfall, Kate Wetherhead and more. 

In addition, the program will be complemented by an online auction which will open a week before the event. Auction items range from virtual artist meet-and-greets to master classes and private performances. To support, or for questions about the event, please go to, email, or call (212) 539-8634

The Public Theater Announces Star-Studded Benefit
Photo: Public Theater