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"Broadway World" featured Lubin alumni in "Pace University Gets A Seat At The Tony Awards"

06/06/2018

"Broadway World" featured Lubin alumni in "Pace University Gets A Seat At The Tony Awards"

Two Pace University graduates have been recognized for their work by the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee will present the 2018 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry and among them is Pace alumnus Bruce Barish and his wife, Sarah Barish. Bruce earned a management degree from Pace's Lubin School of Business in 1986.

The story goes back more than a century. In 1908 Ernest Winzer was the Master Drycleaner and Dyer to the Broadway stage productions of the day. Family folklore has it that Winzer began by handling the costumes worn by Broadway greats like George M. Cohan, Helen Hayes, Laurette Taylor, the Barrymores and Billie Burke. Today, Bruce Barish, is the third generation of the Steinhorn family to preside over Ernest Winzer Cleaners. In keeping with his grandfather's service philosophy, Bruce takes personal responsibility for seeing to it that Winzer always satisfies demands of its most discriminating customer. He takes particular joy in indulging his personal passion for garment restoration work, an expertise he shared with his grandfather, Al.

"We see stuff the average cleaner would never know what to do with - beaded stuff, hand-painted stuff," Barish told the New York Post. Their busiest time is Sunday night, when their trucks pick up the costumes after the shows. Barish and his crew get up at midnight to begin cleaning and mending.

Recent graduate, Reilly Hickey has been nominated for a Tony for her work as a producer on the Broadway show "Once On This Island." The whimsical show is up for a total of eight Tony Award nominations including "Best Musical Revival." Hickey was an honors student and worked on the show while she was a student. She graduated last week with her Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Entertainment Management from Pace's Lubin School of Business. The ceremony took place at Radio City Music Hall.

"One of the unique opportunities that comes with getting a business education in New York is the exposure to theater and the opportunity to apply what you learn to something you love," said Lubin School Dean Neil Braun. "It's exciting to see Lubin alumni leveraging their education to fulfill their career aspirations. Lubin business majors also have the advantage of being able to specialize in specific areas of interest such as Arts and Entertainment Management."

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