Theatre Development Fund News

TDF's Stage Doors Program Takes 1,000 NYC High School Students To See FELA! 12/9TDF's Stage Doors Program Takes 1,000 NYC High School Students To See FELA! 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2009

It is Theatre Development Fund's belief that future audiences are built by engaging students, first-hand, in the vital and exciting activity of the creative process, as well as providing opportunities to see live performances of great theatre. (more...)

TDF Offers Two Economical Ways To Give The Gift Of Theatre With TDF Gift Memberships and TKTS Gift CertificatesTDF Offers Two Economical Ways To Give The Gift Of Theatre With TDF Gift Memberships and TKTS Gift Certificates
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2009

TKTS GIFT CERTIFICATES and TDF GIFT MEMBERSHIPS! 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...)

Newcomer Marisa Wegrzyn Wins 2009 Wasserstein Prize, Ceremony Held 12/1Newcomer Marisa Wegrzyn Wins 2009 Wasserstein Prize, Ceremony Held 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2009

Emerging playwright Marisa Wegrzyn is the recipient of the 2009 Wasserstein Prize for her play Hickorydickory. The Wasserstein Prize was established in memory of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who died in 2006. The $25,000 prize is awarded for an outstanding script by a young woman who has not yet received national attention. The Wasserstein Prize is funded by the Educational Foundation of America (EFA) and administered by Theatre Development Fund. It will be presented by Wendy's life-long friend and EFA Board member Heidi Ettinger and TDF's Executive Director Victoria Bailey at a reception at The Players at 16 Gramercy Park South in New York City on Tuesday, December 1. In addition to the $25,000 prize, Ms. Wegrzyn's play, Hickorydickory, will receive a reading at Second Stage Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Take Wing And Soar Productions to Receive Lucille Lortel Award 12/7Take Wing And Soar Productions to Receive Lucille Lortel Award 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2009

Take Wing And Soar Productions is proud to announce its Founder and Producing Artistic Director Debra Ann Byrd, has been named the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women. Ms. Byrd will receive the honor, which will be presented to her by award-winning Broadway and film actress, Jane White, at an awards celebration scheduled for Monday, December 7, 2009 at The National Arts Club. (more...)

Newcomer Marisa Wegrzyn Wins 2009 Wasserstein Prize, Ceremony Held 12/1Newcomer Marisa Wegrzyn Wins 2009 Wasserstein Prize, Ceremony Held 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2009

Emerging playwright Marisa Wegrzyn is the recipient of the 2009 Wasserstein Prize for her play Hickorydickory. The Wasserstein Prize was established in memory of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who died in 2006. The $25,000 prize is awarded for an outstanding script by a young woman who has not yet received national attention. The Wasserstein Prize is funded by the Educational Foundation of America (EFA) and administered by Theatre Development Fund. It will be presented by Wendy's life-long friend and EFA Board member Heidi Ettinger and TDF's Executive Director Victoria Bailey at a reception at The Players at 16 Gramercy Park South in New York City on Tuesday, December 1. In addition to the $25,000 prize, Ms. Wegrzyn's play, Hickorydickory, will receive a reading at Second Stage Theatre in New York City. (more...)

XANADU Welcomes Youngsters for Kids Night on Broadway 12/15-17XANADU Welcomes Youngsters for Kids Night on Broadway 12/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2009

In collaboration with The Broadway League, the Orange County Performing Arts Center has scheduled special Kids' Night on Broadway performances of XANADU on Tuesday, December 15; Wednesday, December 16; and Thursday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB To Return to the Julia Miles Theatre, 11/19DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB To Return to the Julia Miles Theatre, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2009

The acclaimed DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB will make its return at the Julia Miles Theatre on November 19th. Announced guest stars will include Kate Baldwin, Montego Glover, John Ellison Conlee, Richard Kind and Mitch Jarvis. The event will begin at 11:30pm. (more...)

It's Official: Lucille Lortel Awards Set for Sunday May 2 at Terminal 5It's Official: Lucille Lortel Awards Set for Sunday May 2 at Terminal 5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2009

Today, the Off-Broadway League announces the date and venue for the 25th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. This year's ceremony will benefit The Actors Fund and will be held on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street. Arrivals / Cocktails begin at 6 PM EST with the ceremony beginning at 8 PM EST. (more...)

Newcomer Marisa Wegrzyn Wins 2009 Wasserstein PrizeNewcomer Marisa Wegrzyn Wins 2009 Wasserstein Prize
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2009

Emerging playwright Marisa Wegrzyn is the recipient of the 2009 Wasserstein Prize for her play Hickorydickory. The Wasserstein Prize was established in memory of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who died in 2006. The $25,000 prize is awarded for an outstanding script by a young woman who has not yet received national attention. The Wasserstein Prize is funded by the Educational Foundation of America (EFA) and administered by Theatre Development Fund. It will be presented by Wendy's life-long friend and EFA Board member Heidi Ettinger and TDF's Executive Director Victoria Bailey at a reception at The Players at 16 Gramercy Park South in New York City on Tuesday, December 1. In addition to the $25,000 prize, Ms. Wegrzyn's play, Hickorydickory, will receive a reading at Second Stage Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Lucielle Lortel Awards Themed 'Off-Broadway Comes Home'  to be Presented 5/2/2010Lucielle Lortel Awards Themed 'Off-Broadway Comes Home' to be Presented 5/2/2010
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2009

The annual Lucille Lortel awards, celebrating the year's Off-Broadway productions and performances will be presented May 2nd, 2010, with nominees announcements coming April 1st. This will be the 25th Anniversary of the awards and will be centered around the theme 'Off-Broadway Comes Home.' (more...)

Meredith Vieira Named KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY National AmbassadorMeredith Vieira Named KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY National Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

The Broadway League announced today that Meredith Vieira, journalist, television personality, game show hostess - and mother - will serve as the KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY‚ National Ambassador. She currently co-hosts NBC's Today and often contributes to Dateline NBC. She is the current hostess for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. (more...)

KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2010 Tickets Go On Sale 11/9KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2010 Tickets Go On Sale 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

The Broadway League announced today that tickets for participating shows for the 14th annual KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY (KidsNightonBroadway.com) will go on sale on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 12pm noon EST. (more...)

THIS Previews 11/6 At Playwrights HorizonsTHIS Previews 11/6 At Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2009

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) continues its 2009/2010 Season with the World Premiere of THIS, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (Suitcase, [sic]). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2009 STAGE TUBE: KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2009
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2009

KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY is when kids ages 6 to 18 can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket includes pre-theatre parties, restaurant discounts, parking discounts, special edition Kids' Playbill provided by Theatre Development Fund, educational programs in cooperation with Thru the Stage Door and more. (more...)

KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2010 Tickets Go On Sale 11/9KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2010 Tickets Go On Sale 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2009

The Broadway League announced today that tickets for participating shows for the 14th annual KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY (KidsNightonBroadway.com) will go on sale on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 12pm noon EST. (more...)

THIS Previews 11/6 At Playwrights HorizonsTHIS Previews 11/6 At Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2009

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) continues its 2009/2010 Season with the World Premiere of THIS, a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (Suitcase, [sic]). (more...)

'Damn Yankees!' New York City to Host Times Square Pep Rally for World Series Bound Team 10/28, Bloomberg to Host'Damn Yankees!' New York City to Host Times Square Pep Rally for World Series Bound Team 10/28, Bloomberg to Host
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2009

Baseball fans will have the chance to cheer on the New York Yankees as they prepare for Game 1 of the 2009 World Series, New York City will host a Pep Rally in Times Square (Broadway between 44th Street and 45th Street) in honor of the Yankees' American League Championship. (more...)

Broadway League Announces 2009 National Education Grant Recipients; Orange Country Performing Arts Center, Dallas Summer Musicals & More RecognizedBroadway League Announces 2009 National Education Grant Recipients; Orange Country Performing Arts Center, Dallas Summer Musicals & More Recognized
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2009

The Broadway League announced today the recipients of its fourteenth annual National Education Grants. These grants support innovative programs that enable students from coast to coast to experience touring Broadway as a form of artistic expression and as an educational tool. (more...)

TCG's Free Night Of Theater "Brings It" To New York City On 10/15TCG's Free Night Of Theater "Brings It" To New York City On 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2009

TCG?s fifth annual Free Night of Theater will have its NYC launch with a day-long celebration in Union Square on October 15 from 12:00PM until 6:00PM. Topping last year?s event in scope, scale and vision, this Union Square Free Night of Theater Celebration will have booths, art installations, and performances ? both scheduled and spontaneous ? as well as guest speakers including theatre artists and local politicians. The park will be transformed into a theatrical street fair with a performance stage and roving artists - under a canopy of colorful vibrant umbrellas. Programming for all ages will take place throughout the day and surprises are guaranteed. This event allows NYC theatre artists to come together as a community and share their gifts with the general public. (more...)

TCG's Free Night Of Theater "Brings It" To New York City On 10/15TCG's Free Night Of Theater "Brings It" To New York City On 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

TCG?s fifth annual Free Night of Theater will have its NYC launch with a day-long celebration in Union Square on October 15 from 12:00PM until 6:00PM. Topping last year?s event in scope, scale and vision, this Union Square Free Night of Theater Celebration will have booths, art installations, and performances ? both scheduled and spontaneous ? as well as guest speakers including theatre artists and local politicians. The park will be transformed into a theatrical street fair with a performance stage and roving artists - under a canopy of colorful vibrant umbrellas. Programming for all ages will take place throughout the day and surprises are guaranteed. This event allows NYC theatre artists to come together as a community and share their gifts with the general public. (more...)

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