MAS Board Member to Head NEA
May 13th, 2009, 3:58 pm
MAS congratulates long–time board member and President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Rocco Landesman, on his recent nomination as the next Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). His appointment, which is expected to be officially made by the White House today and later confirmed by Congress, signals a new direction for the arts community throughout America. “Rocco brings fantastic energy and enthusiasm to everything he does,” said MAS President Vin Cipolla, “I am convinced that through his great entrepreneurial experience and savvy, and thorough understanding of the nonprofit world, the arts in America stand to gain enormously.” Mr. Landesman has been President of Jujamcyn Theaters since 1987, and during his tenure, the company has successfully co-produced or presented numerous productions, including the critically-acclaimed Angels in America, The Producers, Doubt, Urinetown, Caroline or Change, Proof, and many others. “MAS is honored by Rocco’s appointment, which is not only prestigious for us, but also for the New York City arts community as a whole.” said MAS Chairman David Childs. An active member of the MAS board of directors since 1988, Mr. Landesman also serves on the boards of The Actors’ Fund, the Times Square Business Improvement District, and The League of American Theaters and Producers.