About us

Mission Statement

Baruch Performing Arts Center convenes a conversation across the disciplines of art, science, and the humanities, as well as across the panoply of world societies that are represented in Baruch’s diverse student body. We do this by presenting theater, music, dance, literary and spoken word, film, and discussions which inform through relevant content and engage through singular experiences, enriching the appreciation of Baruch students, faculty and alumni for culture in its broadest sense, while serving as a resource for all New Yorkers.

Our Programming

Baruch Performing Arts Center's programming is a means by which the Baruch students engage, learn, and immerse themselves beyond the classroom, as well as a way for the college community and general public to share the fruits of its faculty’s broad range of intellectual inquiry, engage in issues of civic relevance, and experience the richness of culture that is the hallmark of New York City. BPAC and the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences, with the generous support of many donors, offer several regular series including the Joel Segall Great Works Reading Series (supported by the Nat R. and Martha M. Knaster Charitable Trust and Aaron Shapiro '49 LHD (Hon. '89) and Michael Lobel.), The Aaron and Freda Silberman Concert Series (supported by Freda and Aaron Silberman ('46 BBA), the Alexander String Quartet (Supported by George '39 LLD (Hon. '82) and Mildred Weissman), and the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series. BPAC collaborates with the Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center, the Zicklin School of Business, and numerous cultural organizations to present a rich array of programming across the disciplines.

BPAC has presented and hosted the creation of over 1,000 programs in 5 spaces since 2003. During 2018-19, more than 54,000 persons attended classes, programs by visiting organizations, and BPAC’s own season which gives prominence to work across cultures and genres with an emphasis on the intersection of art and social justice, work experienced in intimately scaled venues, and new work created on site through artist residencies. Presentations have included theatre companies such as Blessed Unrest, Teatri ODA of Kosovo, National Asian American Theatre Company, Folksbiene, and MCC. Dance companies such as Heidi Latsky Dance, Caleb Teicher and Company, and Urban Bush Women, BPAC is the New York home of the Alexander String Quartet and presents a rich chamber music season including ensembles such as the Israeli Chamber Project and Cantata Profana, artists such as pianists Sara Davis Buechner and Michael Brown, cellist Joshua Roman, baritone Brian Mulligan, and violinist Tessa Lark. Together with PROTOTYPE festival of new opera-theatre we presented the world premiere of The Echo Drift. “A truly moving, dynamic piece of music theater.” - Opera News, and the U.S. Premiere of 4:48 Pyschosis “Passionate, intimate…elegantly ferocious.” New York Times. With Heartbeat Opera we have presented four productions, including a #BlackLivesMatters adaptation of Beethoven’s Fidelio “I was blindsided by its impact.”The New Yorker. BPAC’s jazz series has featured artists such as 2018 Grammy-Award winner Jane Ira Bloom and the Aaron Diehl Trio. Discussion program have included writers Teju Cole and Daniel Mendelssohn, actress Linda Lavin, and thought leaders such as Gloria Steinem, and the late U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan.

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Photo Credit: Alan Roche

BPAC Staff

Director
Ted Altschuler (646) 312-4083
Ted.Altschuler@baruch.cuny.edu

Marketing Manager
Colleen Verbus (646) 312-4087
Colleen.Verbus@baruch.cuny.edu

Production Manager
Erick Creegan (646) 312-4086
Erick.creegan@baruch.cuny.edu

Artist Relations/Outreach Manager
Robert Bronstein (646) 312-4081
robert.bronstein@baruch.cuny.edu

Senior House Manager
Justin Chick (646) 312-4089
Justin.Chick@baruch.cuny.edu

Concessions/House Manager
Michael Eng (646) 312-5078
Michael.Eng@baruch.cuny.edu

Production Associates
Robert Reese
Robert.Reese@baruch.cuny.edu

John Shields
John.Shields@baruch.cuny.edu

Finance & Administration Manager
Fama Gueye (646) 312-4090
fama.gueye@baruch.cuny.edu

Box Office Manager
Jeffrey Wigton (646) 312-5073
jeffrey.wigton@baruch.cuny.edu

Rentals and Contract Manager
Brian Rosenblum (646) 312-4099
Brian.Rosenblum@baruch.cuny.edu

Rose Nagelberg Fellows
Erica Murase Fernandez
Mila Stojadinovic

Graphic Design Assistant
Wendy Lei

Marketing Assistant
Kiona Ogude

Mailing Address
Baruch Performing Arts Center
Baruch College: Entrance on E. 25th St. bet. Lexington & 3rd Aves.

55 Lexington Ave., Box B1-104
New York, NY 10010
Tel: (646) 312-5073

Accessibility Information

Disabled Services

Baruch Performing Arts Center strives to provide excellent service to all our guests, including those guests with disabilities and special needs.

Wheelchair and Accessible Seating Policy

Accessible seating is reserved exclusively for patrons with accessible needs and their companions. Patrons purchasing accessible seating may purchase one (1) accessible seat and one (1) companion seat adjacent to the accessible seat. Depending upon availability, seats for additional guests will be located as close as possible to the accessible space. This policy ensures that we are able to accommodate all those that need accessible seating. When ordering accessible tickets, it is important to notify the box office that you require accessible seating and or assistance upon your arrival to ensure proper accommodations. To view accessible seating options please follow the link to the seating charts.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD)

Lightweight infrared assistive listening headsets are available for our hearing-impaired guests. A limited number of sets are available for all performances at no charge and without prior reservation. Please visit our House Management office located on the B2 level and request an Assistive Listening Device. Guests will be required to leave valid identification such as a driver's license as collateral. This is a complimentary service.

Restrooms

Wheelchair accessible rest rooms and drinking fountains are located on the B3 level inner lobby.

Mailing Address
Baruch Performing Arts Center
Baruch College: Entrance on E. 25th St. bet. Lexington & 3rd Aves.
55 Lexington Ave., Box B1-104
New York, NY 10010
Tel: (646) 312-5073
Fax: (646) 312-4084