Wednesday, May 1, 2019

20th Anniversary Season benefit dinner honoring
Dr. Rosina B. Dixon &
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer

Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue (at 14th Street)
Cocktails & Canapés: 6:30 PM
Seated 3-Course Dinner with Performances: 7:15 PM

Join us in Victorian high society for an evening of sumptuous dining and refined entertainment in charming company!

Cocktail Attire (tails & frocks encouraged) 

Proceeds from the Victorian Dinner Party will support all-free performances throughout Manhattan & Brooklyn each summer!

To purchase
by check,
please mail to:

New York Classical Theatre
64 Fulton Street, Suite 1108
New York, NY 10038

or call (212) 662-0760

Honoree Dr. Rosina B. Dixon

We are thrilled to celebrate Dr. Rosina B. Dixon's steadfast commitment and service to New York Classical Theatre’s mission and programs!

Nina has served on our Board of Directors since 2011, leading as Chair from 2015 to 2018. She is a retired senior director of global pharmacovigilance and epidemiology at Sanofi, where she worked from 2006 to 2012. From 1986 to 2006 and from 2012 to present, she was a consultant to them on pharmaceutical development. In addition, she has over 30 years of experience on the boards of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. where she served as chair of the governance committee until her retirement in 2014, and Cambrex Corp., where she chaired the compensation committee. She served on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors from 1994 to 2003. Nina is also a trustee of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, whose mission is to preserve land and natural resources throughout New Jersey, and The Jointure for Child Enrichment and Adult Education, and a member of the advisory board for Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickenson University. She holds a BA from Harvard/Radcliffe College and an MD from Columbia P&S. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Roosevelt Hospital in New York and worked in new drug development at CIBA-Geigy and Schering Plough.

Honoree Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer

New York Classical Theatre is honoring Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer in thanks for her more than 15 years of enthusiastic support for our productions and audience community!

Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Borough President of Manhattan. Since she took office in 2014, she has successfully passed legislation to reform the deed restriction process, add ‘caregivers’ to the city’s anti-discrimination law, remove criminal history questions from initial employment applications (the “Fair Chance Act”), and enforce requirements for street numbers on buildings in Manhattan (to aid emergency workers). She has also spearheaded community planning initiatives at the South Street Seaport, in East Midtown, and in other neighborhoods to address development and zoning issues.

In 2018, Brewer served as Chair of the Large Cities Council of the National League of Cities, and has been named a member of their 2019 Human Development federal advocacy committee, which advocates NLC policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity, and immigration reform.

Brewer previously served on the City Council for 12 years, serving as the founding chair of the Technology Committee and leading the Government Operations Committee. There, the Council passed her legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for most hourly employees, requiring all City data be published online, and protecting domestic workers from abusive practices.

Prior to that, she served as Chief of Staff to Council Member Ruth Messinger, NYC Deputy Public Advocate, Director of the city’s Federal Office, and Executive Director of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women. Brewer has an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and did her undergraduate work at Columbia University and Bennington College.