• Public Theater gala performance of Romeo & Juliet. Delacorte Theater, nr. Central Park W. and 81st St., 6 p.m. Expected guests at tonight’s show (which stars Oscar Isaac and Lauren Ambrose) include Tony Kushner, Mike Nichols, Eric Bogosian, and a bajillion famous actors. In other words, the Romeo & Juliet cast are performing what may be the most famous roles in Western history to a private audience of the world’s most accomplished theater professionals. It’s like distributing loaves and fishes to Jesus.
• Sundance Channel Live From Abbey Road launch party. Daryl Roth Theatre 20 Union Square E., nr. 15th St., 7:30 p.m. Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals will perform for attendees including Laura Dern, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and numerous socialites. Did the theatrical establishment scheme behind Laura Dern’s and Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s backs to give them the impression that the Romeo & Juliet gala was actually tomorrow night? Not cool, theatrical establishment!
Or check out our Agenda listings for tonight, selected by New York’s culture editors.