This year, NEWorks turns 20! We are proud of our two decades of impact as a leading curator of programming and entertainment that leverages the power of the arts for social good.
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For a ninth year, our NEWorks Voices of America will perform with celebrated tenor Andrea Bocelli on Sunday, December 10 for the Baltimore, MD leg of his world concert tour.
In February 2024, NEWorks will again partner with the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando, Florida to present 6th & Jazz , an educational program series that will introduce the jazz genre to 15,000 sixth graders in Orange and Osceola Counties.
Stay tuned for more information.
NEWorks recently music produced the American Academy of Nursing's 50th Anniversary awards gala. Featured performers included tenor Roy Patten, Jr., soprano Victoria Purcell-Coan, and our NEWorks Voices of America.
For a third consecutive year, NEWorks scripted Mayor Muriel Bowser's 38th Annual Mayors Arts Awards. This year's gala took place at the historic Lincoln Theatre on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
NEWorks and the DC History Center teamed up on Friday, July 21, 5:30-7:30pm, to co-host a screening of NEWorks' award-winning, one-hour documentary Becoming Douglass Commonwealth. After the film, the film’s producer and director, Nolan Williams Jr., moderated a conversation with statehood advocates: Senator Paul Strauss, Professor George Derek Musgrove and DC Vote's Kelsye Adams. (Images below courtesy Secretary Kimberly Bassett and the Office of the Secretary of State of the District of Columbia)
A glimpse of our capacity crowd for the Becoming Douglass Commonwealth screening
Congratulations to the creative team and company of our musical GRACE for completing a successful developmental retreat and work session at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando, FL.
NEWorks is honored to have produced the 2023 Full Democracy Champions Luncheon, in commemoration of DC Emancipation Day. This program was broadcast on DCTV.
Our collaboration with dancers from Dallas Black and Alvin Ailey has won a 2023 Telly Award Silver Prize for Best Social Video (Dance & Performance) and the WETA/PBS feature story on our musical GRACE has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award. Click below to access both videos.
The votes are in and GRACE is clearly the people's choice!
Special thanks to the many fans and industry insiders who have honored us with 12 nominations and 11 wins, including Best Musical and Best New Musical!
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Our documentary, Mayor Muriel Bowser presents... 'Becoming Douglass Commonwealth,' was just awarded the 2023 Communicator Award of Excellence and 2023 Anthem Awards Silver Prize for Best Human & Civil Rights Film. This raises the total prizes won to ten, including three gold prizes! Join us in extending hearty congratulations to our entire production team!
'Becoming Douglass Commonwealth' chronicles the long and complicated journey towards Washington, District of Columbia becoming our 51st state, Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.
Click below to view the documentary.
NEWorks is honored to have partnered with the Choral Arts Society on the east coast premiere of Damien Geter's An African American Requiem last spring. The Washington Post has recognized this work as one the top ten classical music performances of 2022.