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Annaleigh Ashford, Krysta Rodriguez, and More Set for Women of the Public Gala

The celebration of remarkable women will be directed by Leigh Silverman with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.

Krysta Rodriguez and Annaleigh Ashford will be among the women performing at the Public's gala.
Krysta Rodriguez and Annaleigh Ashford will be among the women performing at the Public's gala.
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The Public Theater has announced casting for the Public's gala, Women of the Public on June 3 at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, the highly anticipated summer gala under the stars will celebrate those who shaped our past and guide our future. The evening of dinner and performances at the Delacorte Theater will be hosted by gala cochairs Kathryn Chenault, Faith Gay, Suzan-Lori Parks, Julie Rice, and Lauren Rosenkranz.

The cast of the evening will include Annaleigh Ashford, Kim Blanck, Ally Bonino, Alison Cimmet, Jenn Colella, Bridget Everett, Tanesha Gary, Morgan Siobhan Green, Jessica Hecht, Marva Hicks, Jayne Houdyshell, Stephanie Hsu, Bre Jackson, Courtney Jamison, Gizel Jiménez, Ramona Keller, Lisa Kron, Alyse Alan Louis, Shakina Nayfack, Suzan-Lori Parks, Krysta Rodriguez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jessie Shelton, Emily Skeggs, Diana Son, Shaina Taub, Jeanine Tesori, Katie Thompson, Alysha Umphress, Kuhoo Verma, Tatiana Wechsler, Remy Zaken, and many more.

This year's celebration is inspired by the legacy of Lisa Garcia Quiroz. A former Public Theater Trustee, according to press materials, "Lisa had a profound commitment to creating an equitable world and believed deeply in The Public's role in driving that work forward."

The event will begin with cocktails and dinner alfresco, followed by a one-act musical performance of songs and scenes celebrating Women of the Public at 8pm in the Delacorte Theater, and culminate with an after-party.