St. George’s Society’s CEO, Karen Karpowich, had the pleasure of attending a recent event at The New York Public Library featuring an exciting announcement from the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The Mayor visited the NYPL for the Performing Arts at the Lincoln Center to reveal an upcoming exhibition that will feature the great collaborative spirit of New York and London. It will open in London this spring and move to New York in October.
The exhibition, provisionally titled “Curtain’s Up!” marks 40 years since the Olivier awards were inaugurated and will be designed by Tom Piper, MBE, the award-winning artist responsible for the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London. The Mayor spoke of the influence of the performers and productions that move freely between the two cities:
“Theatre is an essential part of the fantastic mix of culture and creativity that make London and New York such exciting and dynamic places to live, work and visit. This exciting new exhibition will celebrate the unique creative relationship that has blossomed between our great cities, with talented people on the stage and behind the scenes moving back and forth across the Atlantic to bring pleasure and insight to theatregoers in their millions.”
The new exhibition will be supported by partners on both sides of the Atlantic with The Society of London Theatre, London & Partners, Victoria and Albert Museum, League of New York Theaters and Theatre Development Fund partnering together with the NYPL.
St. George’s Society members have enjoyed great discounts to major British and British-themed cultural productions in New York such as the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time, Sting’s Broadway musical The Last Ship and Shakespeare’s Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III starring Stephen Fry. Membership dues are a vital part of the Society’s fundraising and come with great perks and exclusive offers. Currently, members are enjoying discounted tickets to the new Off-Broadway production of Churchill, with exciting offers following next month including Finding Neverland and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s productions of Wolf Hall and Bringing Up the Bodies.
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