Sponsoring Shakespeare’s Plays

Shakespeare Theater Company

“I believe that theater, at its best, confronts us with our own humanity.”

— Michael Kahn, Artistic Director, Shakespeare Theatre Company

Howard Milstein serves on the Board of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, where New York Private Bank & Trust and the Abby S. and Howard P. Milstein Foundation underwrote the 2007 production of Hamlet, the 2009 production of King Lear and the 2010 production of The Liar. The Milsteins also supported the campaign for the Harman Center for the Arts, naming the Milstein Mezzanine Terrace West. In 2003, Howard Milstein provided crucial funding for The Oedipus Plays, which enabled the cycle to run for two years and subsidized tickets for hundreds of students from area schools.

“I cannot tell you how gratifying it was to see standing-room only audiences for Oedipus night after night. We completed the run at 94% paid capacity, and 101% overall, exceeding the budgeted income for Oedipus by over $50,000.”

— Michael Kahn, Artistic Director, Shakespeare Theatre Company

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