Meryl Streep is coming to Nantucket

She’ll perform on the island in July.

–Michael Kappeler / EPA

Meryl Streep, dame of Hollywood, is gracing the island of Nantucket with her royal presence.

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, the island’s public theater since 1956, announced Tuesday that the three-time Academy Award winner will appear at a special benefit organized by the theater group this summer. On July 30, Streep will be at the Nantucket Hotel and Resort to pay tribute to TWN’s 60 years of performing on the island.

The event, dubbed “On With the Show – A 60th Anniversary Cabaret,’’ will feature songs and stories starring Streep, TWN’s artistic director emeritus John Shea, and actor-director Joe Grifasi. The three performed together as Yale classmates in a cabaret they formed. (Streep received her MFA there in 1975.)


While tables are on sale now, individual tickets for “On With the Show’’ will be available March 15 at

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