North Shore LIJ Health System and Bethpage Federal Credit Union Join as Engeman Theatre Sponsors

North Shore LIJ Health System and Bethpage Federal Credit Union Join as Engeman Theatre Sponsors

The John W. Engeman Theater just announced the new sponsors for the 2012-2013 Season, North Shore LIJ Health System and Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Kevin J. O'Neill, Managing Director of the John W. Engeman Theater, Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of the North Shore-LIJ Health System and Kirk Kordeleski, CEO of Bethpage Federal Credit Union, held a press conference on Tuesday, July 3 to announce their new partnerships for the 2012-2013 Season. North Shore LIJ Health System is the official sponsor of the John W. Engeman Theater Main Stage for a three years and Bethpage Federal Credit Union is the sponsor for all Youth Programming for the next five years.

Beginning its sixth season this summer, the John W. Engeman Theater is a preeminent entertainment venue for the discerning theater-goer from Montauk to Manhattan. The momentum of the theater's success is due to its dedication to excellence; the quality of the performers, cast directly from the Broadway talent pool, the state-of-the-art facility and unparalleled service. The 2012-2013 Main Stage Season, officially sponsored by North Shore LIJ, boasts a delightful mix of musicals, comedy and drama. With the North Shore-LIJ sponsorship, the John W. Engeman Theater will be able to continue to bring Broadway to Main Street supporting the Performing Arts on Long island.

Now in its 6th season, the Youth Theater Series consists of Children’s Theater Productions, an Education Theater Program, Performing Arts Studio Classes and Performing Arts Studio Summer Camp. Under the sponsorship, Bethpage will help underwrite the creation of newly re-priced and reduced Education Theater tickets that will be made available to all Long Island Elementary School students and work to invite various children’s groups to attend complimentary Educational Theater matinee performances. Bethpage will also provide six scholarship opportunities for students to attend Engeman’s Performing Arts Studio Summer Camp and Performing Arts Studio Classes. As a result of the Bethpage sponsorship, children will be able to experience Quality Theater at a more affordable price through an array of outstanding children’s and student programming within the Youth Theater Series.

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island's only year round professional theater company, casting our actors from the Broadway talent pool. From curb to curtain, we have made it our business to provide affordable, quality theater in an elegant one-of-a-kind location with outstanding facilities and extraordinary service. The renovated Theater offers stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a full orchestra pit, and a classic wood-paneled piano lounge with full bar. For a complete show schedule and more information contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, visit the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport or visit

The nation's second-largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education, highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of MedicinE. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 15 hospitals, long-term care facilities and more than 200 ambulatory care centers throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house about 5,467 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,000 physicians. With a workforce of more than 43,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest employer on Long Island and the third-largest private employer in New York City. For more information, go to

Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financiAl Cooperative, existing solely to serve its members and has experienced rapid growth in recent years to become a strong alternative to banks. Bethpage was approved for the largest federal community charter in the U.S. in 2003 and now is Long Island’s largest credit union and leading community financial institution with over 196,000 members, 26 branches and 60 shared service center locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. As a financiAl Cooperative, Bethpage offers better rates, lower fees and a full menu of personal and commercial financial services.

Bethpage maintains branch locations in Bay Shore, Bay Shore King Kullen, Bethpage, Central Islip, Commack King Kullen, Elmont, Farmingdale, Freeport, Glen Cove, Hempstead, Huntington, Levittown King Kullen, Lynbrook, Massapequa, Melville, Mineola, North Babylon, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Seaford, Smithtown, Roosevelt, West Babylon and Westbury with over 425 surcharge-free ATMs in King Kullen, 7-Eleven, CVS Pharmacy and Costco locations throughout Long Island. For more information, call 1-800-628-7070 or visit


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