Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep to Reunite Onstage, as Romeo and Juliet

Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep (Getty Images)

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park festival at the Delacorte Theater, Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep are going to play parts we would have thought they might have aged out of–Romeo and Juliet. Hey, if there’s anyone whom we’re told, over and over, can play any role, it’s Ms. Streep! The pair, who made (the somehow underrated!) Sophie’s Choice and the recent Prairie Home Companion together, are to be joined by the likes of Raul Esparza, Jesse L. Martin, Sam Waterston, and Christopher Walken onstage. Eighties-movies junkies–or those who want to see Meryl Streep surmount the ultimate acting challenge–will have to be rather lucky to get a seat; the performance is for one night only on June 18. (Tickets start at $1,500!)