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Jennifer Sunshine Appointed New Development Director of The Drama LeagueJennifer Sunshine Appointed New Development Director of The Drama League
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

The Drama League announced today that Jennifer Sunshine has been appointed the company's new Development Director, beginning July 11th, 2016.  Ms. Sunshine is the final new addition to The Drama League's leadership, three of whom were announced last month: Associate Producer Travis LeMont Ballenger, Program Director Sherri Eden Barber, and Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, whose position was expanded to Executive Artistic Director.  The announcement caps a transformative season for The Drama League, in which the organization broke fundraising records, served over 3,000 artists, and celebrated its 100th anniversary. (more...)

The Drama League Sets New Artistic Leadership TeamThe Drama League Sets New Artistic Leadership Team
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Drama League today announced the new team to replace longtime artistic director Roger T. Danforth, who departs the storied company this summer. Travis LeMont Ballenger has been named to the newly created position of Associate Producer, and Sherri Eden Barber will assume the role of Program Director. Gabriel Stelian-Shanks will see his position expanded to the role of Executive Artistic Director (more...)

The Drama League's Longtime Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth ResignsThe Drama League's Longtime Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth Resigns
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Drama League today announced the resignation of its longtime artistic director, Roger T. Danforth.  (more...)

Roger T. Danforth Resigns as Artistic Director of The Drama LeagueRoger T. Danforth Resigns as Artistic Director of The Drama League
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director) today announced the resignation of its longtime artistic director, Roger T. Danforth. The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director) today announced the resignation of its longtime artistic director, Roger T. Danforth. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alex Brightman, Cynthia Erivo, Lena Hall, Adam Kantor, Bebe Neuwirth and More Celebrate Drama League's 100th BirthdayPhoto Coverage: Alex Brightman, Cynthia Erivo, Lena Hall, Adam Kantor, Bebe Neuwirth and More Celebrate Drama League's 100th Birthday
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 13, 2016

The Drama League of New York just celebrated a major milestone few organizations have achieved -- its 100th birthday! The 100th Birthday Party was held on January 11, 2016, at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring cocktails, dinner, and a one-night-only concert celebrating The Drama League and 100 years of service to the American Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2015 Kicks Off TodayThe Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2015 Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

The Drama League presents DirectorFest 2015: The 32nd Annual One-Act Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by the Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Estefania Fadul, Annie Tippe, Sarah Elizabeth Wansley, and Brandon Woolf for a limited 5-performance engagement, tonight, December 12 - 15, 2015 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

Cast Announced for The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2015, Kicking Off 12/12Cast Announced for The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2015, Kicking Off 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth) has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2015: The 32nd Annual One-Act Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by the Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Estefania Fadul,  Annie Tippe, Sarah Elizabeth Wansley, and Brandon Woolf for a limited 5-performance engagement, December 12 - 15, 2015 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues).  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Everything's Coming Up Bernie! The Drama League Honors Bernadette PetersPhoto Coverage: Everything's Coming Up Bernie! The Drama League Honors Bernadette Peters
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 3, 2015

Just last night, The Drama League Centennial Gala, celebrating the organization's 100 years of service, honored Golden Globe and three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the special night below! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Star Christian Borle Kicks Off Drama League's Fall 2015 UP CLOSE Series TonightSOMETHING ROTTEN! Star Christian Borle Kicks Off Drama League's Fall 2015 UP CLOSE Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

The Drama League kicks off their Fall 2015 lineup of events and workshops at the Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca tonight! (more...)

Tony Winners Christian Borle, Lisa Kron & More Set for Drama League's Fall 2015 UP CLOSE SeriesTony Winners Christian Borle, Lisa Kron & More Set for Drama League's Fall 2015 UP CLOSE Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The Drama League has announced their Fall 2015 Schedule of events and workshops at the Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca. (more...)

Tony and Olivier Award-Winning Producers Host Luncheon for Directors Project FellowsTony and Olivier Award-Winning Producers Host Luncheon for Directors Project Fellows
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

Tony and Olivier Award winning producers, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley hosted a luncheon in honor of the 2015-2016 Directors Project fellows on Thursday, May 14th. (more...)

Drama League Names 2015 Directing FellowsDrama League Names 2015 Directing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Drama League have announced the exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2015 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Paul Bedard, Estefania Fadul, Aneesha Kudtarkar, Emily Lyon, Brad Raimondo, Austin Regan, Daniel Rogers, Annie Tippe, Sarah Wansley and Brandon Woolf. In addition, an eleventh fellow has been selected for a brand-new fellowship program, which will be revealed during the 81st Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, which will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org (more...)

Drama League's DirectorFest 2014 Begins TonightDrama League's DirectorFest 2014 Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

The Drama League has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2014: The 31st Annual One-Act Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by the Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Elena Heyman, Michael Leibenluft, Michael Osinski, and Caitlin Sullivan for a limited 5-performance engagement, tonight, December 13 - 16, 2013 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

Drama League's DirectorFest 2014 Begins Tonight at TBG TheatreDrama League's DirectorFest 2014 Begins Tonight at TBG Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

The Drama League's DirectorFest 2014: The 31st Annual One-Act Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by the Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Elena Heyman, Michael Leibenluft, Michael Osinski, and Caitlin Sullivan begins its limited 5-performance engagement today, December 13, and continues through December 16, 2013 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

Drama League's DirectorFest 2014 Begins 12/13; Full Casting Announced!Drama League's DirectorFest 2014 Begins 12/13; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Drama League has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2014: The 31st Annual One-Act Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by the Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Elena Heyman, Michael Leibenluft, Michael Osinski, and Caitlin Sullivan for a limited 5-performance engagement, December 13 - 16, 2013 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

Drama League Sets Lineup for DirectorFest 2014, Kicking Off in DecemberDrama League Sets Lineup for DirectorFest 2014, Kicking Off in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

The Drama League presents DirectorFest 2014: The 31st Annual One-Act Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by the Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Elena Heyman, Michael Leibenluft, Michael Osinski, and Caitlin Sullivan for a limited 5-performance engagement, December 13 - 16, 2013 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

Drama League Will Honor James Earl Jones at 2015 Gala- MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAYDrama League Will Honor James Earl Jones at 2015 Gala- MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth) announced today they will honor the legendary Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® Award (EGOT) winner James Earl Jones at the 31st Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, to be held onMonday evening, February 2, 2015 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). The black-tie gala, which features dozens of stars from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only musical tribute inspired by Mr. Jones' career in theater, film and television, supports The Drama League's educational initiatives for promising young artists. Tickets are available by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)

Matt Dengler to Join Jessica Grove in Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMANMatt Dengler to Join Jessica Grove in Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Prospect Theater Company has announced additional casting for The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. (more...)

Jessica Grove to Lead Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN, Begin. 11/9Jessica Grove to Lead Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN, Begin. 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Prospect Theater Company will present The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Drama League's 2014-15 Directors Project FellowsPhoto Flash: Meet the Drama League's 2014-15 Directors Project Fellows
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Tony and Olivier Award winning producers, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley hosted a dinner in honor of the 2014-2015 Directors Project fellows on Tuesday, May 13th. The Directors Project fellows are in New York city for an intensive week-long orientation program which includes a series of events and opportunities to speak with theatre professionals. The orientation culminated with the Drama League Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 16th at the Marriott Marquis. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

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