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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Introducing our 2022-23 Newman Center Presents Series! Subscription packages are on sale now.

The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver has announced the 2022-2023 Newman Center Presents series to launch in September. The upcoming season marks the 20th anniversary of the Newman Center. Having hosted thousands of performances by Newman Center Presents, the Lamont School

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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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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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“What do you do?”

The following is an update from the Newman Center’s summer intern, Genesis Green. As an intern placed at the Newman Center, that is often the first question that I am asked when explaining what my job is. I try my best to be concise and to the point when speaking to

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We’re a founding member of the Alliance for Music Education Equity

We’re thrilled to be a founding partner of the Alliance for Music Education Equity, a group of 14 organizations dedicated to addressing inequities in music education in the Denver area. You can read more about the group and its activities in Westword’s latest article.

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Hello from Genesis Green, Newman Center Intern

When the new year started nearly seven months ago, I had no idea just how much my life would change. As I am sure much of the world has experienced, my life since January has seen skyscraper highs and valley lows. Even so, I am very conscious of the fact

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Join us in welcoming the new Executive Director of the Newman Center, Aisha Ahmad-Post!

The University of Denver and Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts are pleased to welcome Aisha Ahmad-Post as the new Executive Director of the Newman Center. Ahmad-Post starts in the role on August 3, 2020. Ahmad-Post joins the Newman Center with wide-ranging experience in performing arts production,

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In Honor of Our Beloved Joy Burns

With heavy hearts we share the sad news of the passing of Joy Burns, a stalwart supporter of the Newman Center and DU. Newman Center’s “Joy Burns Plaza” is named in her honor, and her mark can be found across campus. You can read more about her life and influence

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“What more can I do?” A message from DU’s senior leadership

From DU’s chancellor, provost, deans, and administration: We have a choice to make—to stand as a diverse community in solidarity with all who are committed to end the continued violence against Black people, or to step aside and watch, as though some of us might actually have the choice to

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