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WNYC Producers Circle Events

 

Events designed exclusively for Producers Circle members bring WNYC's smart, relevant journalism, vibrant public discourse, and enlightening cultural programming into small, one-on-one settings. These events offer insider's insights into current affairs, provide access to some of New York City's most sought-after cultural offerings, and create unique opportunities to enjoy behind-the-scenes perspectives on public radio.

Recent Producers Circle Events


Meet the Morning Team

Morning Hosts Soterios Johnson and Richard Hake and producer Richard Yeh gave Producers Circle members a behind-the-scenes look at how the morning news is broadcast. This event was moderated by WNYC Program Director Jacqueline Cincotta.

This event was offered to members at the $2,500 level and above, and as a special pledge drive gift.
 

Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike

Part of our Behind the Mic series, donors were invited for pre-performance discussion and reception with complimentary tickets to see Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike. Before the show, WQXR host Elliott Forrest led a conversation with lead actor David Hyde Pierce.

This event was offered to members at the $5,000 level and above.


A Conversation with Cokie Roberts and Brian Lehrer

At the annual Producers Circle Reception, NPR’s Cokie Roberts spoke with Brian Lehrer about her life and career. Producers Circle members were invited to meet and mingle many of their favorite WNYC Radio hosts at a private cocktail reception before the program.

The Producers Circle Reception is offered to all Producers Circle members. Members at the $10,000 level and above were invited to stay for a private dinner following the conversation.
 

Breakfast in the Boardroom

Donors were invited to tour the New York Public Radio studios and learn about the growing WNYC newsroom. Reporters Brigid Bergin, Xana O’Neill, Stephen Nessen joined the conversation to give insight into their daily work.

This event was offered to members of the Producers Circle for 10 years or more.
 

The Glass Menagerie

Part of our Behind the Mic series, donors were invited for pre-performance discussion and reception with complimentary tickets to see the Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie. Before the show, WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon led a conversation with director John Tiffany and actress Celia Keenan-Bolger.

This event was offered to members at the $5,000 level and above.


A Conversation with Liane Hansen and Brooke Gladstone

As Liane prepared for her retirement from NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday in May, 2011 she visited with WNYC’s Host and Managing Editor of On the Media, Brooke Gladstone. Producers Circle members were invited to meet and mingle many of their favorite WNYC Radio hosts at a private cocktail reception following the program.

This event was offered to all Producers Circle members.
 

Directors Circle Dinner: Kurt Andersen and Julie Burstein interviewed photographer Joel Meyerowitz

Donors enjoyed a private dinner in New York Public Radio’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space prior to a discussion with photographer Joel Meyerowitz. Kurt Andersen, host, and Julie Burstein, former executive producer of Studio 360, led the thought-provoking conversation about Joel’s photography of New York City parks and his coverage of the destruction and recovery from September 11.

This event was offered to members at the $10,000 level and above.
 

An evening with Jonathan Schwartz, Madeleine Peyroux and Bill Charlap

Producers Circle members were invited to a special evening of music and conversation hosted by Jonathan Schwartz and featuring performances by jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux and jazz pianist, Bill Charlap. Donors enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with the artists and the legendary Jonathan Schwartz in The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.

This event was offered to members at the $2,500 level and above, and as a special pledge drive gift.