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Press Conference to Announce Theatre Collection Donation to the University of Rhode Island and Warwick Musical Theatre Documentary Film

October 20, 2008

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following was released today by the Bonoff Foundation:

WHAT: Larry Bonoff, former general manager of the Warwick Musical Theatre, will announce a partnership with the University of Rhode Island which will house and catalog thousands of artifacts from Bonoff’s personal collection, which represent 85 years of theatre history. He will also announce, in coordination with the 10th anniversary of the theatre’s closing next year, the production of a documentary film about the 45-year history of the Warwick Musical Theatre.

WHO: Larry Bonoff, Former General Manager, Warwick Musical Theatre; Bonoff Foundation

   J.L. Lynn Singleton, President, Providence Performing Arts Center   Robert Carothers, President, University of Rhode Island   Michael Corrente, Filmmaker  

Brian C. Jones, Former Assistant to the General Manager, Warwick Musical Theatre

WHEN: Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: President’s Club Suite, Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903

   **THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL CREDENTIALED MEDIA AND INTERESTED PARTIES**    To Attend the Briefing:  

PPAC is located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. Please enter through the main lobby and you will be directed up to the President’s Club Suite. Directions to PPAC are available at http://www.ppacri.org/directioninfo/index.cfm.

To RSVP:

Please contact Brian C. Jones via e-mail at brian.jones002@comcast.net or via phone at 703-599-8314.

About the Warwick Musical Theatre and the Bonoff Foundation:

The Warwick Musical Theatre was owned and operated by the Bonoff family on Route 2 in Warwick from 1955-1999. Larry Bonoff currently spends his time managing the Bonoff Foundation and its web community bonoff.net which are entities dedicated to the preservation of his family collections of theatre archives and span from 1919-2006. The foundation’s mission is to help promote the theatre arts in Rhode Island and Southern New England.

Bonoff Foundation

CONTACT: Brian C. Jones of Bonoff Foundation, +1-703-599-8314

Web Site: http://bonoff.net/




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