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JETBLUE IS NAMED THE PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE 2019/2020 LANDMARK SLOW BURN THEATRE COMPANY 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Published: Mar 28, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Slow Burn Theatre Company are proud to announce JetBlue, the largest airline in Fort Lauderdale and a leading airline in other major cities, will be the presenting sponsor of the upcoming 10th anniversary Slow Burn Theatre Company season. “JetBlue is now extending its commitment to improving the lives of its customers and crewmembers across our region with this announcement of its support for Slow Burn Theatre Company, a thriving local theater company,” said Broward Center President and CEO Kelley Shanley. “I am delighted to join Slow Burn founders Patrick Fitzwater and Matthew Korinko in welcoming JetBlue as the presenting sponsor of Slow Burn’s exciting 2019-2020 season.” New York's Hometown Airline®, JetBlue carries more than 42 million customers a year to more than 100 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. At the Broward Center, the JetBlue Flight Deck on the Club Level in the Au-Rene Theater offers guests a unique all-inclusive experience. “We are dedicated to South Florida,” said Nicole Tesser, JetBlue regional marketing manager, southeast. “Slow Burn Theatre Company has introduced new audiences to musical theater and helps bring the arts to the local community. We are pleased to present the upcoming landmark anniversary season at the Broward Center.” Currently nominated for 16 Carbonell Awards for theatrical excellence, Slow Burn Theatre Company is a locally-based professional theatre company with a mission of providing South Florida’s diverse population with opportunities to experience high quality, daring, contemporary and intelligent works of musical theatre through attendance and employment as well as through educational and community outreach programs. “To have JetBlue join us as a presenting sponsor demonstrates how far Slow Burn Theatre has come in the ten years since we produced our first season of shows in the theater of a local high school,” said Fitzwater, who will also direct and choreograph the upcoming five-show season. “It underscores JetBlue’s commitment to supporting and nurturing the local community. We thank JetBlue for its belief in our company, which will help take Slow Burn to the next level.” The season will feature five musicals which earned a total of 28 Tony Award® nominations in their Broadway debuts: Shrek The Musical (Oct. 25–Nov. 10); A Christmas Story, The Musical (Dec. 13–29); Groundhog Day The Musical (Jan. 31–Feb. 16); Ragtime (March 20–April 5); and Footloose The Musical (June 5–21). All productions in the 2019-2020 season will be held in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center. Korinko notes, “Being recognized in this way by JetBlue, an industry leader, gives us the confidence to continue our efforts to work toward obtaining Equity status with the actors union, which will translate into the professional performances audiences enjoy and support the local theater community.” The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. The Broward Center 2019-2020 season is presented by the All dates, times, programs, artists and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Brightline, Canteen, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, JetBlue and MasterCard are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. For more information visit BrowardCenter.org, like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BrowardCenter, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BrowardCenter, subscribe to our channel at Youtube.com/user/BrowardCenter and join the conversation with #BrowardCenter. ### About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive JetBlue Flight Deck on the Club Level, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 150,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org. The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is a cultural partnership between the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale History Center and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. About JetBlue JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 42 million customers a year to 100+ cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of more than 1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.