Time Warner Cable Buffalo Partners with Studio Arena Theater in 300 Thousand Sponsorship Over Three Years

Time Warner Cable announces three year partnership with Studio Arena valued at $300,000 in cash and in-kind. Time Warner Cable will be the sponsor of the Opening Night Series and has created the Time Warner Cable Connection in the theater lobby to entertain and educate patrons.

Buffalo, NY, September 14, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Studio Arena’s CEO & Artistic Director, Kathleen Gaffney today announced a new partnership with Time Warner Cable worth more than $300,000 in cash and in-kind contributions over three years. In addition to the creation of the new Time Warner Connection in the theater lobby to inform and entertain patrons, Time Warner Cable will be the new title sponsor of the Opening Night Series for the season which features Don’t Talk to the Actors, Bat Boy, Indian Blood, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Vertical Hour and Sondheim’s Side by Side.

“Time Warner Cable is excited to be joining into a partnership with Studio Arena as it enters into this new era that promises to initiate a rebirth of great theater in Western New York. Kathleen Gaffney’s enthusiasm for the season is contagious and we are thrilled to be a part of it,” stated Gordon Harp, Buffalo Division President, Time Warner Cable. “Over the next three years, Time Warner Cable is committing more than $327,650 as our show of support for cultural life in our community but most importantly our recognition of the role that Studio Arena plays in bringing joy to the region.”

Opening Nights will now be sponsored by Time Warner Cable. All Time Warner Cable Opening Night Series patrons will be invited to a party with the cast, crew and complimentary refreshments. Another major highlight of the new partnership includes the Time Warner Cable Connection on the left hand wall in the main lobby that allows patrons to see important information regarding present and upcoming productions on two flat screen televisions. Time Warner Cable has provided state of the art technology to increase access to the theater and its actors. Media are invited to attend the unveiling of the Time Warner Cable Connection on Friday, September 14 at 8 p.m.

“We are very grateful for Time Warner Cable’s generosity,” said Kathleen Gaffney, CEO & Artistic Director at Studio Arena. “During a time when many cultural organizations are struggling financially, support from companies like Time Warner Cable is crucial to our success. We are looking forward to working with them over the next three years.”

The first opportunity to experience the Time Warner Cable Opening Night Series will take place on September 15 at 8 p.m. with the opening of the world premiere comedy by Buffalo’s-own Tom Dudzick, Don't Talk to the Actors. To purchase tickets contact the Studio Arena Box Office at (716) 856-5650 or (800) 77STAGE.


About Time Warner Cable- Buffalo Division
Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems passing approximately 26 million homes in 33 states. The Company has 14.6 million customers for its various products, including video, high-speed data and residential telephone. This includes approximately 13.4 million basic video subscribers and more than 6 million customers who purchase more than one product as of December 31, 2006. Time Warner Cable includes some of the most technologically advanced and best-clustered cable systems in the country, with approximately 85 percent of the Company’s homes passed located in five geographic regions: the state of New York, the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California and Texas. It is the largest cable provider in the nation’s two largest cities, Los Angeles and New York. Leveraging its leadership in innovation and quality customer care, Time Warner Cable delivers advanced products and services such as video-on-demand, high-definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data and Digital Phone. For more information, call 1-866-771-6249.

Media Contact: Mike Sawicz
Marketing Manager
Studio Arena Theatre
(716) 856-8025 ext. 1751
Time Warner Cable, Buffalo Division
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