AitN: August 28, 2017

Brandon Victor Dixon ’03 is part of the cast of the Signature Theatre Company's production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ play Fucking A. Performances of the modern version of The Scarlet Letter run August 22–October 1.

Brandon Victor Dixon

Brandon Victor Dixon '03

On August 3, Ad Age hosted “Women to Watch,” an event to celebrate women in advertising. EVP of Global Solutions for Fox Networks Group Danielle Maged ’89, BUS’97 received an Ad Age “Women to Watch” award during the ceremony.

On August 4, WNYC’s Leonard Lopate interviewed artistic director Thomas Kapusta ’12 and producer Alexander Donnelly ’14 about The Corkscrew Theater Festival, which they created to support independent theater and artists by increasing production opportunities for early-career artists. The festival runs August 7–September 3 at the Paradise Factory Theater.

A New York Post article about new luxury apartments incorporating graffiti in their decor features a quotation from Tze Chun ’06, founder of downtown gallery Uprise Art, which is collaborating with Long Island City development The Forge to create a mural inspired by the neighborhood’s industrial past for an 80-ft. concrete breezeway. The Post quotes Chun, “Many New Yorkers love art, but do not regularly seek out art or visit galleries … This is a way for people to learn about local artists and interact with their work on a daily basis.”

Gregory Peterson ’73, LAW’85, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018. Peterson, a partner at Boston law firm Casner & Edwards, concentrates on real estate and environmental law.

Former Reuters CEO Thomas Glocer ’81 has been appointed independent lead director of Morgan Stanley’s board of directors, effective September 1.