Better Days: Worth and Nancy Howe Theatre Dedication Ceremony

Better Days: Worth and Nancy Howe Theatre Dedication Ceremony

The Howe Theatre Dedication Ceremony on October 26th honored Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance pioneers, Worth and Nancy Howe. RIOC staged a celebration, dedicating Roosevelt Island’s performance space to them.

By David Stone

Roosevelt Island News

At the Howe Theatre Dedication Ceremony, left to right, MST&DA assistant executive director Kimbirdlee Fadner, Nancy Howe, Worth Howe, RIOC president Susan Rosenthal and MST&DA executive director Kristi Towey.

On October 26th, 2019, MSTDA and RIOC celebrated Nancy and Worth Howe and their creative gifts to the community.

From the audience, Worth and Nancy Howe enjoy the first show in the Howe Theatre.

Past students, friends and colleagues from all around the country gathered to greet the Howes who returned from their current home in Los Angeles.

Speakers included Susan Rosenthal, Kristi Towey and board president John Dougherty, but it wasn’t over.

The evening wrapped up with a surprise, The Howe Song, by Jonathan Fadner. Kimbirdlee Fadner sang, joined by a group of singers, past students and professional actors.

Worth and Nancy How in Song

Together, they told the personal stories of how Worth and Nancy influenced their lives.

Nancy and Worth Howe Theatre Dedication in Song

Live The Howe Song, Howe Theatre Dedication Ceremony

Catch event photos and more at the MSTDA Facebook page devoted to the Howe Theatre Dedication Ceremony.

The marks left by Nancy and Worth Howe will not soon be erased. The theatre they build, the programs will stand as permanent reminds after everyone’s forgotten the Howe Theatre Dedication Ceremony.

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