Theatre Development Fund News

CUNY and TDF Partner In A New Theater And Dance InitiativeCUNY and TDF Partner In A New Theater And Dance Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2011

CUNY and Theatre Development Fund (TDF) have partnered in a new initiative that will bring theatre arts to the CUNY community. (more...)

BROADWAY WEEK To Run 1/24-2/10BROADWAY WEEK To Run 1/24-2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2011

The Broadway League and NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, today announced winter marketing programs - including the first ever Broadway Week featuring 2-for-1 tickets to participating shows from January 24 - February 10, 2011 - to encourage residents and visitors to experience the best New York City has to offer this winter. (more...)

Arena Stage in D.C. Announces Agenda for National Convening at Mead Center, 1/26-29Arena Stage in D.C. Announces Agenda for National Convening at Mead Center, 1/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2011

Now in its second year, the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will hold a four-day convening bringing together more than 100 theater practitioners from across the country to further the dialogue around new play development. (more...)

Arena Stage Holds National Convening Focused on New Play DevelopmentArena Stage Holds National Convening Focused on New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2011

Now in its second year, the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will hold a four-day convening bringing together more than 100 theater practitioners from across the country to further the dialogue around new play development. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playwrights Horizons' A SMALL FIREPhoto Flash: Playwrights Horizons' A SMALL FIRE
by BWW Photo Special - Dec 21, 2010

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) presents the World Premiere of A SMALL FIRE, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City at PH, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by Trip Cullman (Adam Bock's The Drunken City at PH and Swimming in the Shallows, plus Bachelorette, Some Men, The Last Sunday in June, the upcoming Edgewise), the production opens January 6 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday, January 23 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's Last Minute Special Gift Guide - Click to Buy!BroadwayWorld.com's Last Minute Special Gift Guide - Click to Buy!
by Naomi Plume - Dec 21, 2010

Since Oprah Winfrey just had her final 'Favorite Things' show (twice), I thought that I'd take an opportunity for those of you who have waited until the last minute to make suggestions for last minute gifts, which you can still get with a full range of prices for your budget. These are MY Top 10 favorite gift for this holiday season and please note that they are in no particular order, but BroadwayWorld.com has done all the research for quick, click-on shopping to make it easier for you. (more...)

Birney, Williams, Pawk Lead A SMALL FIRE at Playwrights Horizons, Previews 12/16Birney, Williams, Pawk Lead A SMALL FIRE at Playwrights Horizons, Previews 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2010

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for the World Premiere of A SMALL FIRE, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City at PH, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

Horse Trade Presents The Subjective Theatre Co's Corporate Personhood Play FestivalHorse Trade Presents The Subjective Theatre Co's Corporate Personhood Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2010

Horse Trade Theater Group presents THE SUBJECTIVE THEATRE COMPANY CORPORATE PERSONHOOD PLAY FESTIVAL (more...)

Jewish Museum Presents PETER AND THE WOLF, 12/12Jewish Museum Presents PETER AND THE WOLF, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2010

The Jewish Museum will present Peter and the Wolf on Sunday, December 12 at 2 pm. This performance for families stars the Pushcart Players in a musical theater adaptation of the traditional Russian folk tale set to music by Sergei Prokofiev. While providing a charming introduction to the world of music and musical instruments, this enchanting tale is all about the adventure of growing up. Danger becomes reality and creative innovation becomes essential as young Peter meets the challenge of survival in the outside world. (more...)

Broadway League Releases '09-'10 Demographics ReportBroadway League Releases '09-'10 Demographics Report
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2010

The Broadway League's 13th annual demographics report, The Demographics of the Broadway Audience 2009-2010, compares current theatergoing habits to previous seasons in predicting trends for the future. (more...)

TDF Launches TKTS iPhone App & Patron Services ProgramTDF Launches TKTS iPhone App & Patron Services Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2010

With the hustle and bustle of Times Square more robust than ever, TDF is launching two new services to make the TKTS ticket buying experience easier than ever for the hundreds of thousands of theatre lovers who visit TDF's three TKTS Discount Booths for same-day tickets to Broadway and Off Broadway productions - The Official TKTS iPhone app which lets TKTS customers know, in real-time, what shows are available at all three TKTS Discount Booths and TKTS Patron Services Program at TKTS Times Square, which helps theatregoers navigate the ins and outs of the TKTS Booth experience. (more...)

Horse Trade Presents The Subjective Theatre Co's Corporate Personhood Play FestivalHorse Trade Presents The Subjective Theatre Co's Corporate Personhood Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2010

Horse Trade Theater Group presents THE SUBJECTIVE THEATRE COMPANY CORPORATE PERSONHOOD PLAY FESTIVAL (more...)

HANUKKAH FAMILY DAY Held At The Jewish Museum 12/5HANUKKAH FAMILY DAY Held At The Jewish Museum 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2010

The Jewish Museum will present Hanukkah Family Day, a fun-filled day of activities, on Sunday, December 5 from 12 noon to 4 pm. (more...)

The Commercial Theater Institute Announces Upcoming Shows, Events And ClassesThe Commercial Theater Institute Announces Upcoming Shows, Events And Classes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2010

The Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) announced upcoming programs now available including seminars, classes, special speakers, and one-day or weekend intensives. (more...)

Nominees For the 2010 Wasserstein Prize for Playwriting to be ReconsideredNominees For the 2010 Wasserstein Prize for Playwriting to be Reconsidered
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2010

The Wendy Wasserstein Prize committee and administrator, the Theatre Development Fund, caused quite the stir this month when reports flourished that the $25,000 prize would not be awarded to an emerging female playwright this year. Out of 19 nominees, the panel stated that none could be deemed 'truly outstanding.' (more...)

HOUDINI FAMILY DAY Held At The Jewish Museum 11/14HOUDINI FAMILY DAY Held At The Jewish Museum 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2010

The Jewish Museum will present a fun-filled, multi-generational family day inspired by the exhibition, Houdini: Art and Magic, on Sunday, November 14 from 12 noon to 4 pm. (more...)

No Wasserstein Prize in 2010 Yields Growing Viral ResponseNo Wasserstein Prize in 2010 Yields Growing Viral Response
by BWW - Nov 13, 2010

Playwright Michael Lew, on the official YOUNGBLOG blog (the group blog for the Ensemble Studio Theatre of New York's young playwrights) has written an open letter to TDF regarding the news that no Wasserstein Prize will be awarded in 2010 due to the panel not finding a play that they deemed to be 'truly outstanding'. (more...)

John Lindsay Receives Plaque for Broadway Theatre ContributionsJohn Lindsay Receives Plaque for Broadway Theatre Contributions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2010

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin today unveiled a new plaque at the TKTS booth in Duffy Square, honoring the site's history and recent restorations, while also lauding the efforts of Mayor John V. Lindsay. Mayor Lindsay was a passionate supporter of the Broadway Theatre and was instrumental in the creation of the original TKTS booth with the Theatre Development Fund in 1973, making Duffy Square ever since a destination point for those in search of reduced-price theater tickets. Also in attendance at today's unveiling were State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried; Broadway producer Hal Prince, who is Chair of the Theatre Industry Committee to Honor John Lindsay; as well as leaders of the Times Square Alliance, Theatre Development Fund, Broadway League, Broadway Association, and members of Mayor Lindsay's family. (more...)

Jewish Museum Presents PETER AND THE WOLF, 12/12Jewish Museum Presents PETER AND THE WOLF, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2010

The Jewish Museum will present Peter and the Wolf on Sunday, December 12 at 2 pm. This performance for families stars the Pushcart Players in a musical theater adaptation of the traditional Russian folk tale set to music by Sergei Prokofiev. While providing a charming introduction to the world of music and musical instruments, this enchanting tale is all about the adventure of growing up. Danger becomes reality and creative innovation becomes essential as young Peter meets the challenge of survival in the outside world. (more...)

TDF Now Offering TKTS Gift CertificatesTDF Now Offering TKTS Gift Certificates
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2010

For the budget minded holiday gift-giver who wants to give theatre and dance to their friends and loved ones, Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit performing arts service organization, offers two economical ways to keep theatre and dance affordable in everyone's lives this holiday season and beyond with TKTS GIFT CERTIFICATES and TDF GIFT MEMBERSHIPS. (more...)

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