Photo Flash: Inside the The Acting Company GalaPhoto Flash: Inside the The Acting Company Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) honored director and artistic leader Bill Rauch and the married civic leaders Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Ambassador Carl Spielvogel- individuals whose exemplary work aligns with the artistic and educational ideals of the storied repertory company that produces nationally recognized theater productions and arts education programs-at the Company's 2018 Fall Gala, on November 12. Held at the historic Metropolitan Club (One East 60th Street), the event raised nearly $400,000 and brought together awards, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, dinner, and cocktails in celebration of theater and its contribution to American society. Tony Award-winner and The Acting Company alumna Harriet Harris hosted, with performances by Joanna A. Jones (Hamilton) and Tatiana Wechsler, featuring Russ Kaplan's Broadway Jazz.  (more...)

Photo Flash: The Acting Company Honors John Guare and Anne L. Bernstein at 2017 GalaPhoto Flash: The Acting Company Honors John Guare and Anne L. Bernstein at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

The Acting Company honored playwright John Guare and film and theater producer/philanthropist Anne L. Bernstein - two individuals whose exemplary work aligns with the artistic and educational ideals of the widely acclaimed touring repertory company that promotes theater and arts education nationwide - at the Company's 2017 Winter Gala on December 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Lincoln Center's Global Exchange Offers Access to World And Cultural Leaders via Free Live Stream and First-Ever Facebook Live Speaker Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

This year's Global Exchange conference will bring together nearly 300 world leaders and influencers to advance the power of "Art for Good" in meeting the critical challenges facing our world. This year's Global Exchange will focus on critical and topical themes: Art and Conflict, Art and the Environment, and the importance of philanthropy in the arts in activating meaningful solutions at these intersections. (more...)

Jed Bernstein Steps Down as Lincoln Center President
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Just announced, Jed Bernstein will be stepping down as president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Bernstein has decided to leave his post in order to become involved again in creating and producing activities. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Celebrates Grand Opening of at the Arnhold Center & the Ford Foundation Lobby
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Ballet Hispanico, celebrating 45 years of sharing and reflecting the diversity of Latino cultures through dance, announced the grand opening of Ballet Hispanico at the Arnhold Center & the Ford Foundation Lobby on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 167 W. 89th Street. The ceremony highlighted the recent renovation of Ballet Hispanico's longtime home, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by a tour and reception. (more...)

Lincoln Center Taps Vin Cipolla to Help Rebuild David Geffen Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Vin Cipolla, who has served in leadership roles across significant public and private organizations including, most recently, the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), has been appointed Executive Director, David Geffen Hall Campaign, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, it was announced today by Jed Bernstein, President, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico's 2015 Spring Gala Raises More Than $1.1 Million
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Ballet Hispanico raised more than $1.1 million in support of the company's artistic and educational work in New York City and around the country at their 2015 Gala on Monday, March 30, 2015. During the evening, Ballet Hispanico honored Ballet Hispanico Board President and President and COO of Palladium Equity Partners David Pérez and Milena Alberti-Pérez, SVP and Head of Global Corporate Finance at Penguin Random House, with the Civic Inspiration Award. Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas, Chair of Ballet Hispanico's Leadership Council and program director for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, was honored with the Nuestra Inspiración Award. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the creation of new Company works, need-based financial aid and merit scholarships in the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, and community arts education programs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside The Acting Company's Gala with Billy Porter & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Jesse L. Martin, Billy Porter, David Rockefeller, Jr., and Stephen DeRosa more honored NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Dean Emerita Mary Schmidt Campbell and Municipal Arts Society's President Vin Cipolla at The Acting Company's Gala on November 17 at 360 Degrees Tribeca. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Billy Porter, Jesse L. Martin & More Set for The Acting Company's Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Jesse L. Martin, Billy Porter, David Rockefeller, Jr., and Stephen DeRosa will salute NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Dean Emerita Mary Schmidt Campbell and Municipal Arts Society's President Vin Cipolla at The Acting Company's Gala tonight, November 17 at 360 Degrees Tribeca. (more...)

Billy Porter, Jesse L. Martin & More Set for The Acting Company Gala's this Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Jesse L. Martin, Billy Porter, David Rockefeller, Jr., and Stephen DeRosa will salute NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Dean Emerita Mary Schmidt Campbell and Municipal Arts Society's President Vin Cipolla at The Acting Company's Gala on November 17 at 360 Degrees Tribeca. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico's 2014 Gala Raises Over $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Ballet Hispanico raised more than $1 million in support of the company's artistic and educational work in New York City and around the country at their 2014 Gala on Monday, April 7, 2014. During the evening, Ballet Hispanico proudly honored the Ford Foundation with the Civic Inspiration Award. Proceeds from the evening, which totaled over $1 million, will benefit the creation of new Company works, need-based financial aid and merit scholarships in the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, and community arts education programs. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

As the political races throughout New York City reach their peak, candidates, thought leaders, businesses, organizations, and prominent New Yorkers are showing their support for the One Percent for Culture campaign that seeks to increase funding to the city's 1,300-plus non-profit cultural organizations. (more...)

Municipal Art Society Recognized by Manhattan Borough President
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer took a stand today and recognized what the New Penn Station Alliance led by the Municipal Art Society (MAS) and Regional Plan Association (RPA) have already stated New York City needs a new Penn Station.In order for that to happen the Borough President recommended as did the New Penn Station Alliance that the MSG special permit to operate an arena on top of Penn Station be limited to a 10-year term.This 10-year period gives New York the time to develop a real and workable plan to move the Garden and build a world-class train station.Madison Square Garden has already had four incarnations in New York City and it's time for a fifth. (more...)

2013 Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award Nominations Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

Vin Cipolla, president of The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), and Jessica Clemente, executive director of We Stay/Nos Quedamos, today announced the opening of the nomination period for the 2013 Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award. This award acknowledges the hard-working leaders of grassroots, community-based, participatory planning. It was created to commemorate Yolanda Garcia, a community activist in the South Bronx. (more...)

METROFOCUS to Examine Three Tri-State Areas Still Affected by Hurricane Sandy, 2/27
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

It has been four months since Superstorm Sandy struck the New York area. This edition of MetroFocus takes a look at three regions affected by the storm that are still struggling to cope with the devastation. In Hoboken, NJ Today's David Cruz reports on the city's efforts to find new ways to prevent potential flooding from future storms. In Manhattan, two students from Columbia's University's School of Journalism return to the South Street Seaport where they first met the owners of the Paris Cafe after the storm. The restaurant still remains closed and many of the businesses are still boarded up. On Long Island, Jim Paymar, host of the Long Island Business Report, speaks with Randi Dresner, President and CEO of Island Harvest, about the non-profit food bank and its effort to feed hundreds of thousands of people after Sandy. MetroFocusairs Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21; Thursday, February 28 at 8:30p.m. on THIRTEEN; and Tuesday, March 5 at 10:30 p.m. on NJTV. After broadcast, the program will be available to national audiences on metrofocus.org with integrated online stories and additional reporting. (more...)

Youth Nominations To Open for DR. WANGARI MAATHAI AWARD FOR CIVIC PARTICIPATION IN SUSTAINABILITY Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2012

The announcement will take place in Morningside Park, in front of the Dr. Wangari Maathai Tree on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 10:00 am. Morningside Park is located at Morningside Avenue between West 120th and 121st Streets on Staten Island. (more...)

TKTS Booth Wins 2009 MASterwork Award For Best Neighborhood Catalyst
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2009

The winners of the 2009 MASterwork Awards are The Standard Hotel for Best New Building, the Times Square TKTS Booth for Best Neighborhood Catalyst, the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, The New School for Design for Best Renovation/Adaptive Reuse, and The Lion House at the Bronx Zoo for Best Restoration. (more...)