Paul McCartney Set For Shakespeare Fund Raiser

Paul McCartney has reportedly signed on to appear at this year's Simply Shakespeare Benefit event. The event is described as "a hilarious and entertaining evening of impromptu Shakespeare and song" by its hosts, the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.

Sir Paul will be just one of several celebs who've signed on to appear at the 23rd annual event.

He will join William Shatner, Tom Hanks and Hanks' wife, Rita Wilson. This year's event will take place on September 25 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California. Organizers say more celebrity guests are likely to sign on.

Tickets for the yearly event are currently available for $1,500 each. Proceeds from the event will go to "arts based veterans employment and youth employment programs for inner-city youth and arts education in local schools."

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