Dramaworks’ new West PB theater to be named after real estate attorney

The Palm Beach Dramaworks group is naming its new downtown West Palm Beach theater the Donald and Ann Brown Theatre, after the real estate attorney and his wife, who donated $2 million to the facility.

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The endowment will be used towards a new facility with a reconfigured auditorium chamber that seats 218, multi-use black box theater space, a new lobby, new administration offices and a costume shop. It will be designed by Zeidler Architects and will officially open at 11 Clematis Street Nov. 11.

Brown is one of the founders of law firm Brown, Gildenhorn & Jacobs and also JBG Real Estate Companies. Brown also taught real estate courses at Harvard, Columbia and Yale, and was certified as a mediator of dispute in Florida Courts. [Broadway World]

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