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The Opening Ceremony of THE ROBERT W. WILSON MCC THEATER SPACE

MCC Theater officially opened THE ROBERT W. WILSON MCC THEATER SPACE on JAN 9, 2019 with a special ceremony celebrating the first, permanent home for one of New York City’s premiere Off-Broadway theaters. For the first time in over three decades, MCC will bring the company’s mainstage productions, programs to develop new theater works, and its public engagement and education programming under one roof. With 27,000 square feet dedicated to two state-of-the-art theaters, rehearsal spaces, and administrative offices, the new facility will deepen MCC’s commitment to provoking conversations and the exchange of ideas between artists, audiences, and young people.

The Campaign has been supported by the City of New York, which contributed $28.9 million, and by a $2.5 million challenge grant from The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust—which MCC Theater met this spring—as well as additional individual and foundation support.

Weekend Today

Pat Battle and Blake West on WNBC-TV, Weekend Today, JAN 14, 2019 Play video

PAT BATTLE & BLAKE WEST ON WNBC-TV

“MCC is one of the nation’s greatest theater incubators. Many of their productions, including Hand to God, The Other PlaceReasons To Be Pretty, and Frozen, have gone on to Broadway. Hand to God was nominated for five Tony awards, including Best Play. Wit, which won the Pulitzer Price was adapted for film. Plus many MCC works have been re-staged throughout the world.”

-Forbes

“one of the nation’s GREATEST theater INCUBATORS.”

“We couldn’t ask for a more fitting institution to help drive home BOB’S COMMITMENT to supporting EDUCATION and CULTURE.”

“I know I speak on behalf of everyone at the Trust when I say it is truly an honor to be a part of the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space. We know the space that bears Bob’s name will be a tremendous asset to this community and a generator to some of the most important art of our time. We couldn’t ask for a more fitting institution to help drive home Bob’s commitment to supporting education and culture.”

RICHARD G. SCHNEIDMAN, a trustee of the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust.

Videos

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BLAKE WEST, Executive Director

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Susan Ranaan, MCC Board Chair

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Bernie Telsey, Bob LuPone & Will Cantler, MCC Artistic Directors

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Peter Hedges, MCC Board Member

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Julianna Marguiles, MCC Board Member & Honorary Campaign Co-Chair

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Jocelyn Bioh, Playwright (MCC’s SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY)

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Tom Finklepearl, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

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Lorraine Grillo, Commissioner, NYC Department of Design and Construction

CAMPAIGN FOR MCC THEATER DONORS

$1,000,000+
The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl

$500,000+
Susan & Ronald Frankel
Ruth & Harold Newman
Marianne & Steven Mills
Ms. Barbara Shulman
Elizabeth & Ken Whitney

$350,000+

Office of Manhattan Borough President Borough, President Gale Brewer

Amy & Stephen Sills

$250,000+
Cathy Glaser & Steve Semlitz
Steve Richardson & Kirk Rubi
Howard Gilman Foundation

$100,000+
Bonnie Cashin Foundation
Jerry Frankel
Dr. Gail Furman
Margie Fisher-Furman & Roy Furman
Judith A. Garson & Steven N. Rappaport
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
Gina Leonetti
Susan Raanan & Robert Fleischer
Eric Rosedale
Rosemarie & Lou Salvatore

$50,000+
Jill Furman
Claudia & David Hirsch
Erik Piecuch & Alex Wright
Lois Weinroth

$25,000+
Anonymous
Marjorie & Frederic Altschuler
Javan Bunch
Rachel & Melvin Epstein
Dede Harris
Meg Mortimer & David Lloyd, Jr.
Reeva & Ezra Mager
The Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust
Sheila Steinberg
Marilyn Sobel
Pam & Larry Tarica
Janine & Jonathan Whitney

$15,000+
Liz Armstrong
Jan & William Cantler
Brian Davidson & Michael Schultz
Cory & Bob Donnalley Charitable Foundation
Peter Hedges & Susan Bruce
Robert & Virginia LuPone
Kristine Louis Reynal & Max Reynal

$10,000+
Anonymous
Maureen & Bill Barton
Brenda & David Bass
Karen Kayser Benson
Linda and Melvin Brosterman
Elizabeth Columbo
Costa & Katherine Darras
Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman
Cynthia & Herbert Fields
Amy P. & Frank Garrison
Mary Cirillo-Goldberg & Jay Goldberg
Leslie Larson & Donald Katz
Stephanie & Ron Kramer
Lorie Cowen Levy & Charles J. Levy, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Jerome & Elizabeth Levy
John Lewin & Margie Becker-Lewin
Bruce MacAffer
William & Marina Marcoux
Robert & Fulvia McCrie
Joe & Terry McGrath
Leslie Lewit-Milner & Dr. Lawrence Milner
Dahlia Neiss & Family
Anh-Tuyet Nguyen & Robert Pollock
Dr. Robert Press
Roselle Baldwin Productions
Sherry Schwartz
Ted Stephens III & Dmitry Yakimchuk
Jenni Swan
Bernard Telsey & Anne Marino

(as of 1/28/2019)