Theatre Development Fund News

VIP Presenters Announced for Monday's Dora AwardsVIP Presenters Announced for Monday's Dora Awards
by Alan Henry - Jun 22, 2017

Jacoba Knaapen, Toronto Alliance or the Performing Arts (TAPA) Executive Director and Dora Mavor Moore Awards Producer, announced the VIP presenters today for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, to be held on Monday, June 26 at the Elgin Theatre of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy AwardsAndrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS has announced the industry coaches for the ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

NEA Approves More Than $82 Million to Support the Arts NationwideNEA Approves More Than $82 Million to Support the Arts Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.  (more...)

2017 Jimmy Award Nominees Announced; Ben Platt to Host Ceremony This Month at the Minskoff!2017 Jimmy Award Nominees Announced; Ben Platt to Host Ceremony This Month at the Minskoff!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS have announced that 74 high school students from across America will compete for the award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress as well as other honors and scholarships at the ninth annual awards ceremony. The presentation will take place on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

TDF to Offer First Autism-Friendly Performance of Broadway's CATSTDF to Offer First Autism-Friendly Performance of Broadway's CATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI), which presents autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows for an audience of families with children and adults on the autism spectrum, launches its seventh season with the first-ever autism-friendly performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Cats. (more...)

Broadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Producer Elliot MartinBroadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Producer Elliot Martin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award recipient Elliot Martin, who passed away on May 21st at age 93. The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Friday, June 2, 2017, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Two of Overture's Tommy Awards Recipients Headed to 2017 Jimmy AwardsTwo of Overture's Tommy Awards Recipients Headed to 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Out of 29 students auditioning 'Outstanding Leading Performer' Tommy Award recipients, two were selected to advance to the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), also known as The Jimmy Awards, held in New York City on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY and MATILDA Receive 14 Dora Award Nominations  - See All The Nominees!COME FROM AWAY and MATILDA Receive 14 Dora Award Nominations - See All The Nominees!
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2017

At a press conference held May 30 in the lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 235 nominations for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. (more...)

2016-17 Season Becomes Highest Grossing in Broadway History; Passes 13 Million in Attendance for Third Year2016-17 Season Becomes Highest Grossing in Broadway History; Passes 13 Million in Attendance for Third Year
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Broadway League has released end-of-season statistics for the 2016 - 2017 season, which began week ending May 29, 2016 and ended May 21, 2017. For the 2016 - 2017 season, total attendance reached 13,270,343 and Broadway shows yielded $1,449,321,564.64 in grosses, making it the highest grossing season in Broadway recorded history and second-best attended season on record. All new and continuing productions ran a total of 1,580 playing weeks. (more...)

Stephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors GraduationStephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors Graduation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's award-winning Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 5 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC).   (more...)

KIDS NIGHT ON BROADWAY Comes to AT&T Performing Arts CenterKIDS NIGHT ON BROADWAY Comes to AT&T Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced that it will participate in "Kids' Night On Broadway," a program of The Broadway League. The "buy one, get one" deal lets a child (18 years old and younger) see a Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. The ongoing program will begin with Finding Neverland on Wednesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. and is presented by Central Market. (more...)

Broadway Shows Will Go On Tonight After Times Square Crash; Active Investigation to Cause Travel DelaysBroadway Shows Will Go On Tonight After Times Square Crash; Active Investigation to Cause Travel Delays
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

All Broadway shows will play as scheduled, tonight, Thursday, May 18th. Theatregoers are advised to allow for additional travel time due to an active investigation in the Times Square area. (more...)

Photo Flash: WAR PAINT's David Stone, OPA's Joan Squires and More Receive Broadway League's 2017 League AwardsPhoto Flash: WAR PAINT's David Stone, OPA's Joan Squires and More Receive Broadway League's 2017 League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

Casts of ANASTASIA, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GROUNDHOG DAY, WAR PAINT and More Set for 2017 STARS IN THE ALLEYCasts of ANASTASIA, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GROUNDHOG DAY, WAR PAINT and More Set for 2017 STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

This year's Stars in the Alley will take place on Friday, June 2nd at 1:00pm in Broadway's legendary Shubert Alley, west of Seventh Avenue between 44th & 45th streets. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Producer Mike Isaacson Awarded Commercial Theatre Institute's Robert Whitehead AwardPhoto Coverage: Producer Mike Isaacson Awarded Commercial Theatre Institute's Robert Whitehead Award
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 10, 2017

This afternoon, Tony Award winning producer Mike Isaacson (The Humans, Fun Home, Bring it On The Musical, Red, Legally Blonde, Caroline or Change) received the Commercial Theatre Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing.  (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALEPlaywrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Off-Broadway's Big Night at the Lucille Lortel Awards!Photo Coverage: Go Inside Off-Broadway's Big Night at the Lucille Lortel Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2017

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by actor and comedian Taran Killam. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Lucille Lortel AwardsPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Lucille Lortel Awards
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2017

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by actor and comedian Taran Killam. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

Andrea Burns & Seth Rudetsky to Perform at Broadway Association's 106th Annual LuncheonAndrea Burns & Seth Rudetsky to Perform at Broadway Association's 106th Annual Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Broadway Association, a 106-year-old not-for-profit business association committed to the betterment, safety and economic prosperity of the Times Square and Midtown West community, will host its annual awards luncheon Monday afternoon, May 8, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel. The luncheon will also feature a performance by Broadway talents Andrea Burns & Seth Rudetsky. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume DesignPhoto Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 2, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber and legendary scenic designer Tony Straiges are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

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