A Conversation With: Adam Epstein & Steve Rothaus

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

A Conversation With: Brings together A-listers and influencers for thought provoking conversations.

The program features Broadway Producer and Political Activist Adam Epstein and Steve Rothaus, award winning journalist for the Miami Herald. Guests can expect lively conversation and unexpected surprises.

$12.00 Non-Members; Free for Museum Members, FIU Staff, Faculty and Students with valid ID.

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Adam Epstein has enjoyed a celebrated career as a Broadway producer . His theatrical productions have received 46 Tony nominations and garnered 12 Tony Awards, one of which Adam himself received as a producer of Hairspray in 2003. Adam's other producing credits include A View From a Bridge, The Crucible, Amadeus, The Wedding Singer and Cry-Baby. An adjunct faculty member of NYU, Adam has also been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Columbia and the University of Miami, and Adam also recently taught two acclaimed courses on the musical theatre as cultural history at the Pasadena Playhouse. Adam graduated from NYU with a BA in political science (magna cum laude, and during that time, he also interned on Capitol Hill for former Congressman Peter Deutsch (D-FL) as well as longtime senator Bob Graham (D-FL). While living in London from 2014-2016, Adam wrote a lauded column under the heading of “Expat Enquiry” on politics and culture for the New York based arts and current affairs website, clydefitchreport.com. In May of 2017, Adam earned his MA in American Studies from Brown University. Currently, Adam is embarking upon a new career in politics, media, and journalism. Adam Epstein has enjoyed a celebrated career as a Broadway producer . His theatrical productions have received 46 Tony nominations and garnered 12 Tony Awards, one of which Adam himself received as a producer of Hairspray in 2003. . In May of 2017, Adam earned his MA in American Studies from Brown University. Currently, Adam is embarking upon a new career in politics, media, and journalism.

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Miami Herald journalist Steve Rothaus pioneered covering LGBTQ issues in 1997.Steve came out at work in 1987 and later served five years as a national board member of NLGJA, The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. He founded the association's Newsroom Outreach Project and traveled the country visiting newspapers, television stations and college campuses to discuss gay news coverage and workplace issues.

He has been on two Miami Herald Pulitzer Prize-winning teams (Hurricane Andrew and Elian Gonzalez). Steve has also received many national and local honors, including a 1998 GLAAD Media Award; Unity Coalition's 2006 Community Service Award; the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Business Person of the Year; Equality Florida's 2012 Voice For Equality Award; Outshine Film Festival's 2014 Angel Award; Miami Dade College's Alumni Hall of Fame in 2016; Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Miami Chapter's 2016 Royal Palm Award; and the National LGBTQ Task Force's 2016 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award.

Steve and public relations executive Ric Katz, partners since 1985, live in Miami. They married Feb. 14, 2014, in New York City on their 29th anniversary.