Baruch Professor Eric Krebs Receives The Rosie Award for Achievement in Performing Arts


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NEW YORK, NY - March 20, 2013 – Amas Musical Theatre will honor Eric Krebs, Professor of Theatre Arts at Baruch College, with The Rosie Award during its 44th Annual Gala at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 1at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. The evening's host will be Broadway and television star Dan Lauria, who starred in “Lombardi,” “A Christmas Story,” and “The Wonder Years.”

The Rosie Award is bestowed on individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishment and dedication in bringing our world more closely together through the performing arts. The evening will also include a special performance by teen students of the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy and will conclude with the presentation of the ninth annual Rosetta LeNoire Scholarship, which is given to a deserving college-bound student attending the Amas Academy.

Krebs' theatrical producing career spans more than 40 years. He was the founder and director of Off-Broadway's John Houseman Theater Center and Douglas Fairbanks Theater for over 20 years. He currently operates the Playroom Theater. As a producer of more than 20 Off-Broadway shows, his credits include “Langston Hughes's Little Ham,” “The Castle,” “Tallulah Hallelujah,” “Golf: The Musical,” “Laughing Liberally,” and several Capitol Steps shows.

In the not-for-profit theater, Krebs founded and for 14 years was the Producing Director of the George Street Playhouse, a professional (LORT) theater in New Brunswick, NJ. In 1992 he became Chairman of the Board of Amas Musical Theatre and kept the company from closing by bringing Amas into the Houseman Theater Center and recruiting Donna Trinkoff, who would run the company on behalf of the company’s founder Rosetta LeNoire. Krebs is also the founder of the informational website www.studentrush.org  as well as the owner of the School Theatre Ticket Program.

                                                                                    

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Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

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