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Roundabout announces Lynne Gugenheim Gregory as Director of Development





Roundabout Theatre Company (Julia C. Levy, Executive Director) is pleased to announce that Lynne Gugenheim Gregory will join the company on July 1st, 2010 as Director of Development.

Lynne Gugenheim Gregory has over 20-years of experience including the last seven years at the 92nd Street Y as Development Director.  Under her leadership, the Development Department raised increasingly more support each year, culminating in 30% more in contributed income than before she joined the organization.  In addition, many capital projects were supported through increased government and foundation funds, including spearheading the first ever federal appropriation in support of their work.  The Annual Spring Gala now consistently raises more than twice the revenue than before her tenure and corporate sponsorship and underwriting has increased significantly.

Prior to the 92nd Street Y, Ms. Gugenheim Gregory was a fundraising consultant. For eight years, she ran Gregory Communications, an independent consulting practice specializing in nonprofit performing arts strategic planning, traditional fundraising and corporate sponsorship.  Ms. Gugenheim Gregory also worked in fundraising as a Director of Development at Los Angeles Theatre Center, Playwrights Horizons, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (ART/NY) and spent several years in public broadcasting at KCET/Los Angeles.

      In addition to her recent accomplishments at the 92nd Street Y, Ms. Gugenheim Gregory’s

      significant fundraising achievements include raising $200,000 from the Mellon Foundation

      for the Theatre Development Fund in New York to compensate for losses sustained at the TKTS

      subsequent to 9/11; Raising the single largest corporate grant ever for a young children’s public

      television series — $3.5 million for The Puzzle Place and raising over $1 million in corporate

      sponsorship to launch new PRI distributed weekly public radio series “Satellite Sisters” produced by WNYC Radio in New York.

Quote from Julia C. Levy (Executive Director, Roundabout Theatre Company):

 “I am thrilled that Lynne will be joining Roundabout to lead our fundraising efforts.  At this challenging time for the not-for-profit cultural community, Lynne’s strong background in development, coupled with her deep passion for theatre, makes her an invaluable addition to our team.”

Quote from Lynne Gugenheim Gregory:

“Theatre has been my deepest passion ever since I was a child growing up in Manhattan.  I was fortunate enough to attend the original High School of Performing Arts as an acting student, right across from Roundabout’s Steinberg Center, and to achieve my BFA in Theatre from SUNY Purchase. For me, fundraising for the arts, and for theatre and the Roundabout specifically, perfectly suits my strengths.  I look forward to working with the dedicated and creative team at Roundabout.”

Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.


Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout’s mission.  Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.  Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions.  Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.

American Airlines is the official airline and Flatotel is the official Hotel of Roundabout Theatre Company.  Roundabout productions are made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Department of Education, the New York Department of State, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2009-2010 season includes Sherie Rene Scott & Dick Scanlan’s Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott, directed by Michael Mayer.  Roundabout’s sold out production of The 39 Steps made its third transfer to the New World Stages after a successful Broadway run at three Broadway theatres.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season features George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession starring Cherry Jones, directed by Doug Hughes; Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice; Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still, directed by Sam Gold; Julia Cho’s The Language Archive, directed by Mark Brokaw; Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, starring and directed by Brian Bedford; Tennessee Williams’ The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore starring Olympia Dukakis, directed by Michael Wilson; Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.


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