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Friday, December 16, 2011

Next Wave Gala Producers Council Celebration

From left: BAM Executive Producer, Joseph V. Melillo, Krapp's Last Tape Actor, John Hurt, and BAM President, Karen Brooks Hopkins
Last week, BAM celebrated the 2011 Next Wave Festival with its' annual Next Wave Gala honoring our loyal BAM donors, the Producers Council.

Jump ahead to read more about this exciting, festive evening!
And check out all the photographs from the event here and here.

Guests were invited for cocktails and hors doeuvres in the Campbell Lobby of BAM's Harvey Theater preceding the opening night performance of Krapp's Last Tape, starring two-time Oscar nominee John Hurt. After an "achingly fine performance" (NY Times) by Hurt, guests were led to our neighbor, Skylight One Hanson, for a gorgeous dinner setting.

As guests enjoyed a delectable dinner by Great Performances, BAM's exclusive caterer, and Chamisal Vineyards wine, graciously donated by Joseph & Diane Steinberg, they were surrounded by a stunning and festive landscape designed by the always amazing Fleurs Bella Beautifiers.

Gift bags with items from nunu Chocolates, poppin, Perseus Books, Not For Tourists, The Body Shop, and The Hampton Popcorn Company were bestowed upon guests as the evening came to a close.

The evening was co-chaired by Producers Council members Rina & Takis Anoussis, Carley Roney & David Liu, and Jennifer Small & Adam Wolfensohn. Our Artist Circle Chairs, Charles M. Nathan & Alisa F. Levin, as well as our Honorary Chair, Eugene Downes, the Chief Executive from Culture Ireland, and Honorary Corporate Chair, Pamela Codispoti, Executive Vice President for American Express Consumer Cards, were all in attendance.

The festive evening garnered great coverage from many publications including New York Social Diary and Bloomberg.

From left: BAM President, Karen Brooks Hopkins, BAM Chairman of the Board, Alan Fishman, BAM Vice Chairman of the Board, Bill Campbell and Adam Max, and BAM Executive Producer, Joseph V. Melillo
The Real Housewives of New York City stars and BAM Producers Council members, Simon Van Kempen and Alex McCord
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Karen Brooks Hopkins
Mammie Gummer and Benjamin Walker
Laurie Anderson
BAM Chairman of the Board, Alan H. Fishman, with wife, Judith R. Fishman
Krapp's Last Tape Director, Michael Colgan, and Actor, Len Cariou

Krapp's Last Tape star and two-time Oscar nominee, John Hurt

Director of Lincoln Center Festival, Nigel Redden, with Composer, Philip Glass

Karen Brooks Hopkins, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Ron Feiner

Executive Vice President for American Express Consumer Cards, Pamela Codispoti, and BAM President, Karen Brooks Hopkins

Hanora O'Dea Kilkenny and Consul General of Ireland Noel Kilkenny.

Decor by Fleurs Bella in the gorgeous Skylight One Hanson

All photos by Elena Olivo and Etienne Frossard

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