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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...)

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...)

Zi Alikhan, Melissa Crespo, John Michael DiResta & More Named 2014 Fellows of Drama League's Directors ProjectZi 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 ProgramRachel 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!BWW TV: Watch Zachary Levi, Audra McDonald & More Tribute Neil Patrick Harris at Drama League Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 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...)

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