Roger T. Danforth News

Zi Alikhan, Melissa Crespo, John Michael DiResta & More Named 2014 Fellows of Drama League's Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Drama League have announced the stage directors who have been selected as the 2014 Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Zi Alikhan, Melissa Crespo, John Michael DiResta, Ellie Heyman, Lavina Jadhwani, Michael Leibenluft, Michael Osinki, Hannah Ryan, Teya Sugareva, Caitlin Sullivan, and Emma Weinstein. (more...)

Rachel Dickstein, Jeremy Bloom & More Chosen for Drama League's 2014 Artist Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director; Roger T. Danforth, Artistic Director) has announced the ten artists and theater ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2014 Artist Residency Program. The development of these works, which include two 2014 Artists In Residence, Rachel Dickstein/Ripe Time and Jeremy Bloom/Rady&Bloom, will be held at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca from March-July 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Zachary Levi, Audra McDonald & More Tribute Neil Patrick Harris at Drama League Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 07, 2014

The Drama League honored Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris Monday night at the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). The evening's one-of-a-kind all-star tribute, hosted by Emmy®, Grammy, Oscar and Tony® Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg, featured dozens of celebrities from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only evening of musical selections drawn from Mr. Harris' career in theater, film and television, co-directed by Tony® Award winner and Drama League Alumnus Michael Mayer with Johanna McKeon, and co-produced by Roger T. Danforth and Trevor Tamashiro. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the big event, where he chatted with all of the evening's guests. Check out what they had to say and watch tributes from Zachary Levi, Audra McDonald and more below! (more...)

Drama League Announces New Beatrice Terry Fellowship for Emerging Female Writer-Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The Drama League, and Tony Award winning-director and Drama League Alumnus, Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), announced the establishment of the new Drama League Beatrice Terry Fellowship, named in honor of the late director Beatrice Terry, an alumna of The Drama League Directors Project, during last night's 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway Honoring Neil Patrick Harris, held at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: David Burtka, Michael Mayer & More Celebrate Neil Patrick Harris at Drama League Gala
by Walter McBride - Feb 04, 2014

The Drama League honored Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris last night at the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). The evening's one-of-a-kind all-star tribute, hosted by Emmy®, Grammy, Oscar and Tony® Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg, featured dozens of celebrities from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only evening of musical selections drawn from Mr. Harris' career in theater, film and television, co-directed by Tony® Award winner and Drama League Alumnus Michael Mayer with Johanna McKeon, and co-produced by Roger T. Danforth and Trevor Tamashiro. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evcent and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Legen-Dary Tribute! Zachary Levi, Audra McDonald & More Honor Neil Patrick Harris at Drama League Gala
by Walter McBride - Feb 04, 2014

The Drama League honored Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris last night at the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). The evening's one-of-a-kind all-star tribute, hosted by Emmy®, Grammy, Oscar and Tony® Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg, featured dozens of celebrities from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only evening of musical selections drawn from Mr. Harris' career in theater, film and television, co-directed by Tony® Award winner and Drama League Alumnus Michael Mayer with Johanna McKeon, and co-produced by Roger T. Danforth and Trevor Tamashiro. BroadwayWorld was there for the special evcent and you can check out photos from the ceremony below! (more...)

Audra McDonald & Harvey Fierstein Set for Drama League Gala Honoring Neil Patrick Harris, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The Drama League will honor Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris at the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway on Monday evening, February 3, 2014 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). Tickets are available by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)

Drama League's 2014 Gala Online Auction, Featuring Dinner with Angela Lansbury, Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The Drama League's 2013 Gala Online Auction opens today, January 13 at www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague, featuring over fifty once-in-a-lifetime prize packages, including exclusive celebrity experiences with Dame Angela Lansbury, Emma Thompson, Michelle Williams, opera star Bryn Terfel, guitarist Slash of Guns 'N' Roses, Norm Lewis and Cherry Jones; Broadway opening night tickets and after-parties for Casa Valentina, Violet, and All The Way; backstage visits with Marin Mazzie at Bullets Over Broadway, Jefferson Mays at A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder, Fran Drescher at Cinderella, and with cast members at Rocky; luxury vacations to Morocco, London, Las Vegas, West Palm Beach, and Los Angeles; and over forty additional elegant items and elegant experiences. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg Will Host Drama League Gala Honoring Neil Patrick Harris, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg has been tapped by The Drama League to host the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris on Monday evening, February 3, 2014 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). Tickets are available by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)

Nathan Lane, Jonathan Groff, Donna Murphy & More Set for Drama League's 2014 Winter-Spring Season Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

The Drama League has announced their Winter/Spring 2014 Programming Schedule of special performances, events and educational offerings at the new Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca, and elsewhere. Highlights include intimate evenings with Tony® Award winners Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy, Jason Robert Brown, Michael Mayer and John Patrick Shanley, plus Tony® Award Nominee Jonathan Groff. (more...)

Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2013 Kicks Off Tonight at TBG Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth) has announced full casting for the 30th Annual DirectorFest, a festival of one-act plays staged by the Fall Directing Fellows, Elizabeth Carlson, Alexandru Mihail, Danny Sharron and Nicole A. Watson, for a limited 5-performance engagement, December 12 - 15, 2013 at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

Gideon Glick & More Set for 30th ANNUAL DIRECTORFEST at TBG Theater, Begin. 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

The Drama League has announced full casting for the 30th Annual DirectorFest, a festival of one-act plays staged by the Fall Directing Fellows, Elizabeth Carlson, Alexandru Mihail, Danny Sharron and Nicole A. Watson, for a limited 5-performance engagement, December 12 - 15, 2013 at TBG Theater (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

Drama League to Host 30th Annual DIRECTORFEST at Abingdon, Begin. 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth) presents the 30th Annual DirectorFest, a festival of one-act plays staged by the Fall Directing Fellows, Elizabeth Carlson, Alexandru Mihail, Danny Sharron and Nicole A. Watson, for a limited 5-performance engagement, December 12 - 15, 2013 at The Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris to be Honored at Drama League's 30th Annual MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY, Feb. 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

The Drama League announced today that they will honor Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris at the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, to be held on Monday evening, February 3, 2014 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 evening of musical selections drawn from Mr. Harris' 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...)

Andrea McArdle, Lillias White & More Set for PERFECT PICTURE CD Release Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013


Drama League Launches UP CLOSE Series with Laura Benanti Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director, Roger T. Danforth) launches their highly popular Up Close: A Conversation with...Series with Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, moderated by Tony Award nominee Susan Blackwell, tonight at 7:00 p.m., as part of the Fall 2013 Programming Schedule of special performances, events and educational offerings at the new Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca (32 Avenue of the Americas). (more...)

Laura Benanti, Tony Danza & More Set for Drama League's Fall 2013 UP CLOSE Series; Full Programming Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director, Roger T. Danforth) has announced their Fall 2013 Programming Schedule of special performances, events and educational offerings at the new Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca and elsewhere. Highlights include intimate evenings with Tony Award winners Laura Benanti, Cherry Jones and Judy Kaye, plus actor Tony Danza. Theatre journalistPeter Filichia will take a look at 'Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks,' and conductor/composer David Friedman will discuss 'Conducting Disney,' and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Judith Light Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Drama League Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

The Drama League opened it doors at their new space on May 23rd with a ribbon cutting hosted by Judith Light. The focal point of The Drama League Theater Center is the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Studio Lab, a brand-new laboratory/development space for theater artists to create and hone work for future productions. (more...)

The Drama League Opens Drama League Theater Center Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director, Roger T. Danforth) will officially dedicate its new home, The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas), a new, state-of-the-art facility located on the lobby level of the historic former AT&T Building, in the heart of TriBeCa's arts district. Featuring over 100 annual public performances, workshops, classes, and more, The Drama League Theater Center and its programs bring together world-class theater artists, emerging talents, and New York theatergoers all under one roof, serving an estimated 15,000 artists and audience members each year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Drama League Awards - The Men!
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2013

BroadwayWorld brings you coverage of the men from the Drama League red carpet arrivals below, including: Tom Sturridge, Constantine Maroulis, Billy Porter, Anthony Warlow, Bryan Terrell Clark, Paul Rudd, Jerry Mitchell, Brandon J. Dirden, Bertie Carvel, Stark Sands, Rob McClure, Courtney B. Vance, Stephen Tyrone Williams, David Hyde Pierce, Jason Tam, Bobby Cannavale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Dave Malloy, Harvey Fierstein, Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, Alan Cumming, Tommy Tune, Ryan Silverman, Bill Irwin, Berry Gordy, Dale Badway, Charl Brown, Michael A. Alden and more! (more...)

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