Coming up in May: A Conversation with Rita Moreno and the Announcement of our 20th Anniversary Newman Center Presents Season!

While the month of May is still a few weeks off, we’re already getting excited for three big events on our calendar that we want to talk about. May 12 will not only bring the legendary Rita Moreno to the Newman Center, we will also be announcing our 2022-2023 Newman

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Nashville Ballet Art Work

Nashville Ballet Brings Shakespeare and the Spoken Word On Stage

Her eyes were “raven black.” Her hair “black wires.” And of her, Shakespeare wrote, “I swear beauty herself is black.” The mysterious “Dark Lady” showed up in William Shakespeare’s sonnets. Some people believe her to be a madam called “Lucy Negro” or “Black Luce,” but no one is sure about

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February’s Finest – A look at the Newman Center Presents schedule for February 2022

The month of February brings sizzling jazz and immersive storytelling to the Gates Concert Hall stage. If you’ve missed live performances and presentations as much as we have, be sure to grab tickets to our February lineup. Here’s what we have in store for you!  Appreciate jazz piano at its

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Just Announced: Compagnie Hervé Koubi January 29 at the Newman Center

Compagnie Hervé Koubi delivers a highly physical, stunningly fluid work that defies gravity. The 14 all-male virtuoso ensemble hails from Algeria, Morocco and the Mediterranean basin. Mixing capoeira, martial arts, and contemporary dance on the stage, the ensemble combines the powerful imagery of Asian art and Islamic architecture, with a diverse soundtrack that includes recordings by Kronos Quartet, Johann Sebastian Bach and others. Since their US premiere in New York

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Vocalist Veronica Swift is Set to Open the 2021-22 Newman Center Presents Series November 19

Jazz Vocalist Veronic Swift              November 19 / 7:30pm For Immediate Release: The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver proudly presents Veronica Swift Friday, November 19 at 7:30pm at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall. Tickets start at $19 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale at newmancenterpresents.com or by

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Newman Center Presents 2021-22 Season On Sale Friday, October 1 at 10am

 For Immediate Release: Monday, September 27   The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver will go on sale with individual tickets for its 2021-22 Newman Center Presents series on Friday, October 1 at 10am at newmancenterpresents.com or by phone at 303.871.7720.  “We are

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2021-2022 Newman Center Presents Performance Season Announced

August 18, 2021 For immediate release—Denver, Colorado  The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver announces its 2021- 2022 season of Newman Center Presents, the venue’s multidisciplinary professional artist series. As we step back into live performances with our new Executive Director Aisha

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The Newman Center for the Performing Arts receives $25,000 Arts Innovation Grant from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation

March 3, 2021 DENVER – The Newman Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) at the University of Denver received a $25,000 grant from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation for its Community Connections Project.  This initiative aims to engage new audiences through community partnerships and strategic programming.  Although NCPA’s core mission has remained the same, the

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National Endowment for the Arts

The Newman Center for the Performing Arts receives $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts

February 4, 2021 DENVER – The Newman Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) at the University of Denver received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This financial aid will be directed at presenting NCPA’s Virtual Season to ensure arts engagement in the Colorado community, while in-person events remain postponed.   As a result

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Student entering Newman Center Gates Hall to watch Black Violin

When Was the First Time You Went to the Theatre?

I remember the first time I went with my classmates to the theatre in December 2000. Our headteacher, Mrs Mosco, had organized for the entire school of 300 six to eleven-year-olds to see The Nutcracker at The Lowry Theatre in Manchester, UK. It was a thirty-minute bus ride from our

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