Meryl Streep to Receive O’Neill Center’s Monte Cristo Award

Meryl Streep to Receive O’Neill Center’s Monte Cristo Award
Meryl Streep has been tapped to receive the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s annual Monte Cristo award, given each year to a legit creative singled out for distinguished contributions to the theater.

Streep, who started out in theater before launching into film, has long stayed connected to the theater industry over the years, appearing in Shakespeare in the Park outings “Mother and Courage and her Children” (in 2006) and “The Seagull” (in 2001) and signing on as a presenting producer for the Broadway run of “Bridge and Tunnel” (in 2006). Last year she played Juliet opposite Kevin Kline’s Romeo in the Public Theater’s one-night-only reading of “Romeo and Juliet.”

Her upcoming film output also has a strong legit angle: She appears in the starry screen adaptation of Pulitzer-winning play “August: Osage County,” queued up for a Christmas release from the Weinstein Company, and is currently filming Rob Marshall’s movie
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