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NYC Parks Renames Central Park Drive in Honor of Former Mayor John V. LindsayNYC Parks Renames Central Park Drive in Honor of Former Mayor John V. Lindsay
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White and Central Park Conservancy President & CEO, Douglas Blonsky, unveiled new signs today renaming the Lower Loop of Central Park Drive as "John V. Lindsay Drive" in honor of former Mayor John V. Lindsay. The Lindsay family was represented at today's dedication by his daughters Kathy Lake and Margi Picotte, his granddaughters Stephanie, Jessica, and Mimi, his sister-in-law, Mary Lindsay, and other nieces and nephews, as well as alumni of the Lindsay Administration. (more...)

Moving Image to Screen FUN CITY: NEW YORK IN THE MOVIES 1967-75, Begin. TodayMoving Image to Screen FUN CITY: NEW YORK IN THE MOVIES 1967-75, Begin. Today
by Movies News Desk - Aug 10, 2013

Movies filmed in New York City that tapped into the turmoil, chaos, and social and cultural energies of the late 1960s and early 1970s are the subject of the screening series Fun City: New York in the Movies 1967-75, curated by film critic and historian J. Hoberman. The series, which will be accompanied by a new monograph written by Hoberman, includes nineteen films, and will be presented by Museum of the Moving Image from August 10 through September 1. The films include established classics such as Rosemary's Baby, The French Connection, Midnight Cowboy, and Dog Day Afternoon, as well as lesser known films such as The Angel Levine, Bye Bye Braverman, and Cotton Comes to Harlem. (more...)

Moving Image to Screen FUN CITY: NEW YORK IN THE MOVIES 1967-75, 8/10-9/1Moving Image to Screen FUN CITY: NEW YORK IN THE MOVIES 1967-75, 8/10-9/1
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Movies filmed in New York City that tapped into the turmoil, chaos, and social and cultural energies of the late 1960s and early 1970s are the subject of the screening series Fun City: New York in the Movies 1967-75, curated by film critic and historian J. Hoberman. The series, which will be accompanied by a new monograph written by Hoberman, includes nineteen films, and will be presented by Museum of the Moving Image from August 10 through September 1. The films include established classics such as Rosemary's Baby, The French Connection, Midnight Cowboy, and Dog Day Afternoon, as well as lesser known films such as The Angel Levine, Bye Bye Braverman, and Cotton Comes to Harlem. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein & More Set for TKTS Times Square's 40th Anniversary Celebration TodayHarvey Fierstein & More Set for TKTS Times Square's 40th Anniversary Celebration Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

Today, June 26, TKTS in Times Square, the same-day discount theatre outlet for Broadway and Off Broadway shows celebrates 40 years in Times Square. Beginning at 11am, there will be a special celebration in honor of TKTS' 40th Anniversary behind the TKTS Booth on Broadway and 47th Street. A proclamation from the City of New York will be presented to Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and accepted on its behalf by 'The Unofficial Mayor of Broadway,' 4-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. (Fierstein most recently wrote the book for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which won the most Tony Awards of any production this year, including 'Best Musical'). After the presentation, the cast of Forbidden Broadway will perform a special tribute to TKTS written by the show's creator, Gerard Alessandrini. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein & More Set for TKTS Times Square's 40th Anniversary Celebration, 6/26Harvey Fierstein & More Set for TKTS Times Square's 40th Anniversary Celebration, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

On Wednesday, June 26, TKTS in Times Square, the same-day discount theatre outlet for Broadway and Off Broadway shows celebrates 40 years in Times Square. Beginning at 11am, there will be a special celebration in honor of TKTS' 40th Anniversary behind the TKTS Booth on Broadway and 47th Street. A proclamation from the City of New York will be presented to Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and accepted on its behalf by 'The Unofficial Mayor of Broadway,' 4-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. (Fierstein most recently wrote the book for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which won the most Tony Awards of any production this year, including 'Best Musical'). After the presentation, the cast of Forbidden Broadway will perform a special tribute to TKTS written by the show's creator, Gerard Alessandrini. (more...)

Philip J. Smith Honored at Theatre Development Fund Gala Tonight; Bernadette Peters & More PerformPhilip J. Smith Honored at Theatre Development Fund Gala Tonight; Bernadette Peters & More Perform
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2013

Philip J. Smith, the Chairman and Co-Chief Executive of the Shubert Organization will be honored at Theatre Development Fund's gala today, March 4 which celebrates the 40th Anniversary of TKTS in Times Square. (TKTS Times Square will turn 40 on June 25, 2013). The gala will be held at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street, NYC). For tickets, table information and journal ad information go to: www.tdf.org/gala, email: events@tdf.org or call 212.912.9770 x340. (more...)

Philip J. Smith to Be Honored at Theatre Development Fund Gala on 3/4; Bernadette Peters & More to PerformPhilip J. Smith to Be Honored at Theatre Development Fund Gala on 3/4; Bernadette Peters & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

Philip J. Smith, the Chairman and Co-Chief Executive of the Shubert Organization will be honored at Theatre Development Fund's gala on Monday, March 4 which celebrates the 40th Anniversary of TKTS in Times Square. (TKTS Times Square will turn 40 on June 25, 2013). The gala will be held at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street, NYC). For tickets, table information and journal ad information go to: www.tdf.org/gala, email: events@tdf.org or call 212.912.9770 x340. (more...)

Former Mayor Ed Koch Dies; Inspiration for Off-B'Way MusicalFormer Mayor Ed Koch Dies; Inspiration for Off-B'Way Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Fox News reports that former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, known for his trademark question, 'How'm I doing?, died early this morning, Friday, February 1st. His 1984 memoir, 'Mayor,' was a best seller that was turned into the off-Broadway musical by the same name. (more...)

TKTS to Test Full Price Ticket Window and More!TKTS to Test Full Price Ticket Window and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2012

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, has announced that in cooperation with The Broadway League, it will test two new services at the main TKTS Discount Booth "under the red steps" in Times Square, which is now in its 40th year of operation. (more...)

TKTS Turns 38 This SaturdayTKTS Turns 38 This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

TKTS, Theatre Development Fund's program for same-day discount tickets, located in the heart of New York City's Times Square, turns 38 years old this Saturday, June 25. (more...)

TKTS Turns 38 This SaturdayTKTS Turns 38 This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

TKTS, Theatre Development Fund's program for same-day discount tickets, located in the heart of New York City's Times Square, turns 38 years old this Saturday, June 25. (more...)

John Lindsay Receives Plaque for Broadway Theatre ContributionsJohn Lindsay Receives Plaque for Broadway Theatre Contributions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2010

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin today unveiled a new plaque at the TKTS booth in Duffy Square, honoring the site's history and recent restorations, while also lauding the efforts of Mayor John V. Lindsay. Mayor Lindsay was a passionate supporter of the Broadway Theatre and was instrumental in the creation of the original TKTS booth with the Theatre Development Fund in 1973, making Duffy Square ever since a destination point for those in search of reduced-price theater tickets. Also in attendance at today's unveiling were State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried; Broadway producer Hal Prince, who is Chair of the Theatre Industry Committee to Honor John Lindsay; as well as leaders of the Times Square Alliance, Theatre Development Fund, Broadway League, Broadway Association, and members of Mayor Lindsay's family. (more...)

President Obama Announces More Key Administration PostsPresident Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2010

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key administration post (more...)

TKTS Turns 37 Today, June 25TKTS Turns 37 Today, June 25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2010

TKTS, Theatre Development Fund's program for same-day discount tickets, located in the heart of New York City's Times Square, turns 37 years old this Friday, June 25. (more...)

TKTS Turns 37 June 25TKTS Turns 37 June 25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

TKTS, Theatre Development Fund's program for same-day discount tickets, located in the heart of New York City's Times Square, turns 37 years old this Friday, June 25. (more...)

Fuller, McElroy et al. Lead 'Razzle Dazzle' Cabaret at the Museum of the City of NY, 6/5& 6/6 Fuller, McElroy et al. Lead 'Razzle Dazzle' Cabaret at the Museum of the City of NY, 6/5& 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2010

Cabaret returns to the Museum of the City of New York this weekend with two performances of 'Razzle Dazzle: The Lindsay Years on Broadway.' (more...)

Fuller, McElroy et al. Lead 'Razzle Dazzle' Cabaret at the Museum of the City of NY, 6/5& 6/6 Fuller, McElroy et al. Lead 'Razzle Dazzle' Cabaret at the Museum of the City of NY, 6/5& 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2010

Cabaret returns to the Museum of the City of New York this weekend with two performances of 'Razzle Dazzle: The Lindsay Years on Broadway.' (more...)

Fuller, McElroy et al. Lead 'Razzle Dazzle' Cabaret at the Museum of the City of NY, 6/5& 6/6 Fuller, McElroy et al. Lead 'Razzle Dazzle' Cabaret at the Museum of the City of NY, 6/5& 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2010

Cabaret returns to the Museum of the City of New York this weekend with two performances of 'Razzle Dazzle: The Lindsay Years on Broadway.' (more...)

Museum of the City of New York Announces May and June EventsMuseum of the City of New York Announces May and June Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2010

Among the city's major museums, there is only one with the words 'New,' 'York,' and 'City' in its name, and this is precisely what gives the Museum of the City of New York its unique mandate: to explore the past, present, and future of this fascinating and particular place and to celebrate its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. (more...)

Theatre Notables Sondheim, Ziegfield, Simon & More Amongst 'New York City 400'Theatre Notables Sondheim, Ziegfield, Simon & More Amongst 'New York City 400'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

The NYC400 is the first-ever list of New York City's ultimate movers and shakers since the City's founding?from politics, the arts, business, sports, science, and entertainment. (more...)