Pacino, Nichols, Linney, Streep, Walken: Scene in N.Y.

By Amanda Gordon - 2012-06-22T16:37:02Z

Photograph by Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

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Al Pacino and Katherine Oliver

Al Pacino said he keeps Shakespeare "all over the place" in his home.

Mike Nichols said he keeps his in the bedroom, "because Shakespeare is hot."

Pacino was honoree, Nichols one of 1,100 guests who gathered in Central Park last night for a gala supper celebrating the 50th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park's home, the Delacorte Theater.

Others included KKR & Co. LP (KKR) partner Erik Falk, Centerbridge Partners LP managing principal Mark Gallogly and Jeff Barker, Bank of America New York City market president. Bank of America is a sponsor of Shakespeare in the Park.

The program, run by the Public Theater, has given more than 2,500 free performances at the Delacorte Theater to more than 5 million people since its inception.

The current production there is "As You Like It," for which Steve Martin wrote the music. Martin, standing next to scientist Paul Roossin, noted that he read a synopsis of the play to write the music. "I've seen it 100 times," he added.

Left, Al Pacino and Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.