Home Celebrity Meryl Streep Gives $1 Million to NY’s Public Theater

Three time Oscar winner Meryl Streep has given $1 million to New York’s- and Joe Papp’s — Public Theater. The announcement was made last night at the Public as they unveiled their $8 million-plus renovation. Streep gave the money in memory of her pal Nora Ephron, and in honor of the Public’s good works. She got her start there and has been a loyal member of their repertory for the 40 or so years, appearing in many productions. The Public is on a big fundraising drive. On October 24th, Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway is putting on a show in Joe’s Pub at $300 a ticket. She and her friends will be performing songs from “Cabaret.” Meryl is a mensch, that’s for sure. She didn’t even tell her publicist what she’d done. Bravo! Her statement read: “I give this gift in honor of the founder of The Public Theater, my friend and mentor Joseph Papp, and in remembrance of one of the theater’s Board members and greatest supporters, my friend Nora Ephron.”

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