Video: At Public Theater’s Relaunch, Much Ado About Something

The Public Theater showed off some $40 million in renovations yesterday, as The Local reported. City Room also covered the rededication ceremony, and ArtsBeat reported that Meryl Streep gave $1 million to the theater’s renovation. Now, for your viewing pleasure, here’s video of Vanessa Redgrave, Mayor Bloomberg, and others celebrating the theater’s relaunch, with Shanta Thake, director of Joe’s Pub, telling us more.

If you’re looking for an excuse to check out the new digs in person, remember that Andrew Carmellini’s mezzanine lounge launches next week (he’s also bringing musical performances, top mixologists, and chefs Marco Canora, Seamus Mullen, and Karen DeMasco to the space as part of the New York City Wine & Food Festival). And the Daily News notes that Colman Domingo’s new play, “Wild With Happy,” will premiere Tuesday. And, of course, there’s a big ol’ block party Saturday.