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Leslie Odom Jr

Leslie Odom Jr: President's Speaker for the Arts

Date: Jan 19, 2019


Leslie Odom, Jr., Tony Award winner for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the blockbuster hit musical Hamilton will be the fourth UVA President’s Speaker for the Arts. Odom, Jr. will share reflections on his career as an artist and the impact that the arts have on our lives, education, and the world.

This year’s President’s Speaker Series for the Arts is being held in partnership with the Community MLK Celebration. Students, staff, faculty and members of the local community are all welcome to participate in this one-of-a-kind arts event.

General admission tickets will be FREE and details regarding distribution and timing of the event will be released in the New Year. This event is being scheduled around the UVA Men’s Basketball vs. Duke away game.

The President’s Speaker Series for the Arts is supported by the offices of the President and the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Vice Provost for the Arts, UVA Arts, the Office for Diversity and Equity, the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, and The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.


Event Info

Clear Bag Policy

• Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and cannot exceed 12" x 6" x 12" or clear one-gallon plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar) are also permitted.
• Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand and no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" (with or without a handle or strap) can be taken into the stadium or arena and will be subject to search.
• An exception will be made for items necessary for medical reasons after proper inspections at a gate designated for this purpose.
• Items needed for small children must be in a clear bag that meet the stated dimensions

Box Office Hours

JPJ Arena Box Office Hours: M-F 10am - 2pm*
UVA Athletics Ticket Office: M-F 9am - 5pm

*On Gameday, ticket windows open 90 minutes prior to event.
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