Theatre Development Fund News

James Monroe Iglehart to Host TDF's Annual Gala, Honoring Disney Theatrical & Thomas SchumacherJames Monroe Iglehart to Host TDF's Annual Gala, Honoring Disney Theatrical & Thomas Schumacher
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor Disney Theatrical Productions and Thomas Schumacher, its president and producer, at TDF's Gala on Monday, March 14 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC).  (more...)

Barrington Stage Names New Artistic Associate/Director of New Play DevelopmentBarrington Stage Names New Artistic Associate/Director of New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has appointed Branden Huldeen as Artistic Associate/Director of New Play Development. Before joining the team at BSC, Branden was the New Works Director and Festival Producing Director for the National Alliance of Musical Theatre (NAMT), a member service organization devoted to the future of musical theatre around the world from 2008-2016. (more...)

Rachel Bonds' SWIMMERS to Premiere at Marin Theatre CompanyRachel Bonds' SWIMMERS to Premiere at Marin Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with the World Premiere of Rachel Bonds' Rella Lossy Award Winning play, Swimmers. Set in a contemporary office, Bonds' play explores the relationship paradigms of the work space environment through a set of diverse co-workers and their personal lives and habits. (more...)

Updated TKTS App Now Available for DownloadUpdated TKTS App Now Available for Download
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for profit service organization for the performing arts, has updated its popular TKTS App to simplify the process of purchasing the least expensive same-day tickets to Broadway and Off Broadway shows at its internationally renowned TKTS Discount Booths (Times Square, South Street Seaport and Downtown Brooklyn). The TKTS App has been updated for iPhone, iPad and Android. You may download the Official TKTS App free of charge at the iTunes app store, android store or at www.tdf.org/tktsapp. (more...)

LITTLE B'S BIG HOLIDAY WISH Benefit to Support TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative This WeekendLITTLE B'S BIG HOLIDAY WISH Benefit to Support TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

LITTLE B'S BIG HOLIDAY WISH a new musical production will have a special performance this Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the McGinn Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway NYC, NY 10024. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Stacey Mindich to Receive 2016 Robert Whitehead AwardTony-Winning Producer Stacey Mindich to Receive 2016 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Stacey Mindich will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for "outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing" at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (more...)

August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN to Continue MTC's 49th Season This WinterAugust Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN to Continue MTC's 49th Season This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN. Set in 1904 Pittsburgh, Gem marks the beginning of Wilson's ten-play century cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the 20th century; an unprecedented series that includes the Pulitzer Prize winning Fences and The Piano Lesson. (more...)

LITTLE B'S BIG HOLIDAY WISH Benefit Set for McGinn Cazale Theatre, 12/19LITTLE B'S BIG HOLIDAY WISH Benefit Set for McGinn Cazale Theatre, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

'Little B's Big Holiday Wish' special performance of a new musical production on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the McGinn Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway NYC, NY 10024. Proceeds from this production will benefit Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative. According to Becca Yure, the creator, 'Our intention in this innovative performance is to welcome families to experience musical theatre in a supportive, sensory-friendly environment as part of their holiday celebration this year.' Tickets are only $20. They are available at: LittleB.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (646) 887-4573. (more...)

TDF Brings 1,400 NYC High School Students to See KINKY BOOTS TodayTDF Brings 1,400 NYC High School Students to See KINKY BOOTS Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

1,400 New York City public high school students from 19 schools, representing all five boroughs, who are participating in TDF's Stage Doors Program, will be attending the matinee performance of Broadway's smash hit, KINKY BOOTS today, November 18 at 2pm at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC). (more...)

TDF to Bring 1,400 NYC High School Students to See KINKY BOOTS Next WeekTDF to Bring 1,400 NYC High School Students to See KINKY BOOTS Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

1,400 New York City public high school students from 19 schools, representing all five boroughs, who are participating in TDF's Stage Doors Program, will be attending the matinee performance of Broadway's smash hit, KINKY BOOTS on Wednesday, November 18 at 2pm at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC). (more...)

Kennedy Center's NEW VISIONS/NEW VOICES Workshop to Present Six New Works This SpringKennedy Center's NEW VISIONS/NEW VOICES Workshop to Present Six New Works This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the 25th anniversary of the biennial workshop NEW VISIONS/NEW VOICES from May 6 to May 8, 2016. Dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals for young people and their families, this innovative series pioneers a unique forum for the field of theater for young audiences (TYA). (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Offers Autism-Friendly Performance on November 25A CHRISTMAS CAROL Offers Autism-Friendly Performance on November 25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

CLEVELAND, OH - Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, will present a "sensory-friendly" matinee performance of its 27th annual production of A Christmas Carol for children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families at the Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square on Wednesday, November 25th at 11:00 a.m. It is produced in partnership with Theatre Development Fund: Autism Theatre Initiative, the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Milestones Autism Organization. (more...)

Tom Fontana, Paul Fontana & Margot Harley to be Honored at The Acting Company's GalaTom Fontana, Paul Fontana & Margot Harley to be Honored at The Acting Company's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Acting Company (Margot Harley, Co-Founder and Producer), America's best known touring repertory theater, will honor Emmy Award-winner Tom Fontana, educator and student mentor Paul Fontana, and Acting Company Co-founder and Producer Margot Harley at a Gala Benefit evening on Monday, November 9th atCapitale (130 Bowery - between Broome & Grand Sts). Both of the gentlemen will each be presented with the Warburg Humanitarian Award for their outstanding philanthropic endeavors on behalf of children, education and the arts, while Ms. Harley will be saluted for her 43 years of leadership and achievement as she steps down as Producer of The Acting Company.   (more...)

Theatre Development Fund Awarded $35,000 Grant for Phase II of 'Triple Play'Theatre Development Fund Awarded $35,000 Grant for Phase II of 'Triple Play'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and Theatre Bay Area (TBA) are pleased to announce that they have received a grant in the amount of $35,000 from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Fund for National Projects in support of Phase II of their consortium project, Triple Play. Triple Play explores the crucial relationship between playwrights and other generative artists, theatres and audiences. This exploration aspires to create a paradigm shift in the way the field thinks about audiences and the way audiences experience new work, and in so doing will increase audience appetite for new work and help to restore theatre's relevance as a national art form. (more...)

The Broadway League Reveals 2015 National Education and Engagement Grant RecipientsThe Broadway League Reveals 2015 National Education and Engagement Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The Broadway League has announced the recipients of its twentieth annual National Education and Engagement Grants.  These grants support inspired and inventive programs for a wide range of participants to experience and understand Broadway performances as a form of artistic expression and a powerful educational tool.  (more...)

Commercial Theater Institute to Host Winter 14-Week Program for Producers, Managers; Deadline 12/7Commercial Theater Institute to Host Winter 14-Week Program for Producers, Managers; Deadline 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

The Commercial Theater Institute announced admission details and deadlines for the upcoming Fourteen Week Program: Advanced Topics for Commercial Producers and Managers, a course which takes a comprehensive look at the many aspects of producing in the commercial theater industry. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Desi Oakley & Donna Migliaccio & Lead New Musical GIRLSTAR at Signature TheatreDesi Oakley & Donna Migliaccio & Lead New Musical GIRLSTAR at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Signature Theatre is excited to announce the cast of Girlstar directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring book and lyrics by Anton Dudley (Second Stage's Getting Home) and music by Brian Feinstein (New World Stages' Mimi Le Duck), this world premiere musical fairytale runs in the MAX Theatre October 13 - November 15. (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old GlobeGattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

JCA Launches New Division for Arts MarketingJCA Launches New Division for Arts Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

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