NYC & Company Names Repertorio Español Culture Spot for September

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NYC & COMPANY NAMES REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL CULTURE SPOT FOR SEPTEMBER

—Monthly Program Promotes Cultural Tourism Throughout the Five Boroughs—

New York City (August 30, 2011)—NYC & Company, New York City's marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today named Repertorio Español as Culture Spot for September, the City’s monthly cultural program that encourages local and visitor exploration by spotlighting a different arts organization each month. Located at the historic Gramercy Arts Theatre on 27 Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, the company was founded in 1968 to introduce the best of Latin American, Spanish and Hispanic-American theater to NYC. Today, Repertorio Español serves as the most active Latino theater in the United States, currently showing more than 350 performances of 15 productions each year. In honor of being designated NYC & Company Culture Spot for September, Repertorio Español will offer visitors who buy one ticket a second one for $1 from September 1 to 30. The Culture Spot program, produced by the NYC & Company Foundation, promotes cultural tourism in all five boroughs by inviting visitors to discover cultural opportunities.

“New York City attracts visitors from many different Hispanic nations,” said Annie Bergen, Vice President of Arts and Cultural Programs at NYC & Company. Repertorio Español provides a wide range of Spanish-language productions showcasing the great classical theater tradition from these nations. There’s nowhere else in Manhattan where you can see a play by Spain’s Federico García Lorca, a work by an up-and-coming Hispanic-American playwright or an adaptation of a great South American novel all in the same month.”

“We are honored to be chosen as NYC & Company’s Culture Spot for September,” said Robert Federico, Executive Director, Repertorio Español. “Our plays are widely praised by audiences who return year after year for moving performances by the best actors from all over Latin America. We encourage everyone to visit our intimate playhouse and experience the best theater our Latino culture has to offer.”

Throughout the month, event highlights at the Repertorio Español will include a stand-up comedy show; performances of their longest running play La Gringa, a Puerto Rican comedy; Ana en el Trópico, a Pulitzer Prize–winning play by Nilo Cruz; and El Quijote, a vibrant adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece. For a schedule of shows, visit repertorio.org.

To take advantage of Repertorio Español’s limited-time offer, visit Repertorio Español’s box office with a Culture Spot coupon or call (212) 225-9999 and mention the Culture Spot promotion. Coupons are available September 1–30 at the Official NYC Information Center–Midtown; Official NYC Information Center–Times Square Alliance; Official NYC Information Kiosk–City Hall; Official NYC Information Kiosk–Chinatown and Official NYC Information Kiosk–Harlem. A printable coupon and additional details about the special offer will be available at nycgo.com/culturespot beginning September 1, 2011. Present coupon to purchase up to four tickets per customer (subject to availability), and they must be purchased in pairs (one at the regular ticket price, one for $1).

For more information about the Culture Spot program, visit nycgo.com/culturespot.

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About Repertorio Español:
Repertorio Español was founded in 1968 to introduce the best of Latin American, Spanish and Hispanic-American theater in distinctive, quality productions, and to bring theater to a broad audience in New York City and across the country, including seniors, students and Hispanics of all national backgrounds.

About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide.

About the NYC & Company Foundation:
The NYC & Company Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization whose mission is to support tourism to New York City by promoting the arts and cultural organizations that make visiting New York City a special and exciting experience. Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has focused on educating domestic and international audiences about the vibrant and diverse cultural community throughout New York City.

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Contact:     Tiffany Townsend/NYC & Company     212 484 1270