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Pay for College with American Theatre Wing's Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative ScholarshipsPay for College with American Theatre Wing's Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The American Theatre Wing announced today that their Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative has launched its first annual application period for 4-Year Partial University Scholarships. (more...)

Tony Awards Now Accepting Submissions for 2017 Excellence in Theatre Education Award!Tony Awards Now Accepting Submissions for 2017 Excellence in Theatre Education Award!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will recognize a deserving teacher with the "Excellence in Theatre Education Award" for the third year in a row.  (more...)

1812 Productions Honored with Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre1812 Productions Honored with Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

1812 Productions is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the two 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Launches Andrew Lloyd Webber Training ScholarshipsAmerican Theatre Wing Launches Andrew Lloyd Webber Training Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The American Theatre Wing announced today that their Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative has launched its second initiative program, the Training Scholarships, bridging the gap between talent and opportunity and creating a strong pipeline to the professional theatre for promising artists of all backgrounds. (more...)

1812 Productions Receives Recognition from The American Theatre Wing1812 Productions Receives Recognition from The American Theatre Wing
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

1812 Productions is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the one of the 2016 National Theatre Company grants awarded by the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awa (more...)

American Theatre Wing Doles Out 2016 Grants to Stages in Chicago, NYC, Houston, San Diego, Charleston & MoreAmerican Theatre Wing Doles Out 2016 Grants to Stages in Chicago, NYC, Houston, San Diego, Charleston & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The American Theatre Wing has announced the recipients of its 2016 National Theatre Company Grants. (more...)

Photo Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely TysonPhoto Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely Tyson
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2016

Just last night, the American Theatre Wing honored legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson at its annual gala at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh performed for the special night. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's 2016 Gala Honoring Cicely TysonCynthia Erivo and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's 2016 Gala Honoring Cicely Tyson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The American Theatre Wing is thrilled to announce that Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh will perform its annual Gala on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). (more...)

American Theatre Wing President Writes Passionate Op-Ed on Arts EducationAmerican Theatre Wing President Writes Passionate Op-Ed on Arts Education
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Heather Hitchens, the President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing, published an op-ed today in The Huffington Post discussing the importance of arts education in America in light of National Arts Education Week. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Receives Over $100K Grant for 'Working in the Theatre' Series & MoreAmerican Theatre Wing Receives Over $100K Grant for 'Working in the Theatre' Series & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The American Theatre Wing announced today that they are one of five recipients of a Phase II grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's 2016 Fund for National Projects. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar, Darius de Haas, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Tapped for 62nd Obie Awards Judges PanelAyad Akhtar, Darius de Haas, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Tapped for 62nd Obie Awards Judges Panel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have just announced the judges for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

American Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall GalaAmerican Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson. (more...)

Apply for a Classroom Grant from Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation's New InitiativeApply for a Classroom Grant from Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation's New Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The American Theatre Wing announced today that their new Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative has launched the first grant cycle for the Classroom Resource Grant. (more...)

David Henry Hwang to Succeed William Ivey Long as Chair of the American Theatre WingDavid Henry Hwang to Succeed William Ivey Long as Chair of the American Theatre Wing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Tony Award®-winning Playwright David Henry Hwang has been elected the Chair of the American Theatre Wing. Having joined the board of the American Theatre Wing in 2009, Mr. Hwang will succeed current Chair William Ivey Long, who concludes his four-year term this year (the maximum number of consecutive years permitted). Mr. Long will maintain an active role in the Wing as he takes on the responsibilities as Immediate Past Chair. (more...)

WOWOW to Produce Broadway Concert in Spring 2017WOWOW to Produce Broadway Concert in Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

WOWOW, Japan's leading premium pay TV broadcaster, announced today that it will produce a brand new, high-end concert that will promote Broadway theatres as well as the annual Tony Awards®, which WOWOW has an existing broadcast partnership with. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Award Nominees Celebrate at the Top of the Empire State Building!Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Award Nominees Celebrate at the Top of the Empire State Building!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 7, 2016

The American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden, air on the CBS Television Network on this Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In honor of Broadway's biggest night, this year's nominees once again headed to the top of the Empire State to light the tower silver and red. BroadwayWorld brings you coverage below! (more...)

Karen Olivo, Max Von Essen, Laura Osnes, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Tapped for Tony Awards' Live Stream TeamKaren Olivo, Max Von Essen, Laura Osnes, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Tapped for Tony Awards' Live Stream Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Tony Awards has announced the star-studded team that will bring Broadway fans across the world exclusive content live from the red carpet and behind-the-scenes at this year's Tony Awards. The American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual Tony Awards - hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden - will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Coach Partners with Tony Awards for Presenters Green RoomCoach Partners with Tony Awards for Presenters Green Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Coach, Inc., a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, has announced its partnership with the 70th Annual Tony Awards as the Presenting Sponsor of the Green Room on June 12th at the Beacon Theatre, New York City. C (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

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