Theatre Development Fund News

Previews Begin Tomorrow 11/14 For 'PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2008

Previews will begin today, Friday, November 14 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) New York premiere of PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY, a new play by two-time Tony Award nominee, Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time Obie Award winner Craig Lucas (Small Tragedy at Playwrights Horizons, The Light in the Piazza, Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless, The Dying Gaul). (more...)

Earl D. Weiner Elected New Chairman of Theatre Development Fund
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2008

The Board of Trustees of Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the country's largest not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, founded in 1968, has announced the election of Earl D. Weiner to the position of chairman of the Board of Trustees. The announcement was made by TDF's current chairman, David D. Holbrook, who just completed a second tenure as chairman which began in November 2005. Mr. Holbrook's first tenure as chairman was from November 1990 - November 1997. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rosie O'Donnell Announces KID'S NIGHT ON BROADWAY at Sardi's
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 11, 2008

Rosie O'Donnell, the award-winning comedian; television talk show host; author; and film, television, and stage actress will serve as the KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY National Ambassador for the second year in a row. To celebrate the launch Rosie and the Broadway League held a special press conference at Sardi's yesterday morning, Monday November 10th. (more...)

TDF to be Honored at Acting Company Gala 11/10; Monk, Harris, Matthews and More to Appear
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2008

Gerald Schoenfeld, Chairman of The Shubert Organization, will present Theater Development Fund (TDF) with The Acting Company's John Houseman Award on Monday, November 10 at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street at William. (more...)

TKTS Offers Gift Cetificates for Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2008

This holiday season, take the expense and worry out of giving theater tickets with TKTS gift certificates. (more...)

Brooklyn TKTS Booth Now Open Saturdays Instead of Mondays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2008

Theatre Development Fund announces that effective immediately, the TKTS Discount booth in Downtown Brooklyn in 1 MetroTech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue will be open from Tuesday - Saturday, 11am to 6pm. The booth has been open from Monday - Fridays. The Saturday hours (effective this Saturday, November 8) replace Monday hours, a day when most shows do not perform. (more...)

TDF to be Honored at Acting Company Gala 11/10; Monk, Harris, Matthews and More to Appear
by BWW News Desk - Nov 03, 2008

Gerald Schoenfeld, Chairman of The Shubert Organization, will present Theater Development Fund (TDF) with The Acting Company's John Houseman Award on Monday, November 10 at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street at William. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB Returns to the Zipper
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 03, 2008

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, the critically acclaimed comedy variety show featuring a revolving cast of Broadway's brightest performing without a net, welcomed the fall at their monthly home The Zipper Factory Theater (336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Thursday, October 30th. (more...)

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB Returns to The Zipper Factory 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2008

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, the critically acclaimed comedy variety show featuring a revolving cast of Broadway's brightest performing without a net, welcomes the fall at their monthly home The Zipper Factory Theater (336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Thursday, October 30th at 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 and proceeds go to benefit Wendy Wasserstein's TDF/Open Doors program. (more...)

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB Returns to The Zipper Factory 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2008

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, the critically acclaimed comedy variety show featuring a revolving cast of Broadway's brightest performing without a net, welcomes the fall at their monthly home The Zipper Factory Theater (336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Thursday, October 30th at 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 and proceeds go to benefit Wendy Wasserstein's TDF/Open Doors program. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Wednesday Matinee at the New TKTS Discount Booth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2008

Theatre Development Fund (TDF)'s new TKTS Discount Booth, located 'under the red steps' in Father Duffy Square (Broadway and 47th Street, Manhattan), opened on Thursday, October 16th at 3pm, preceded by a 12:30pm ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the revitalization of Duffy Square. TKTS offers same-day discounts of up to 50% off for tickets to Broadway, Off Broadway, music and dance productions to performing arts lovers from the world over. (more...)

PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY Rehearsals Underway, Opens 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2008

Rehearsals are now underway for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) New York premiere of PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY, a new play by two-time Tony Award nominee, Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time Obie Award winner Craig Lucas (Small Tragedy at Playwrights Horizons, The Light in the Piazza, Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless, The Dying Gaul). (more...)

André De Shields Rings in Fourth Annual 'Free Night of Theater' Launch
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2008

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for not-for-profit theatre and its New York partners the Arts & Business Council of New York, The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, The League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers, the League of Independent Theater, The New York State Council on the Arts, and Theatre Development Fund presented TCG's fourth annual Free Night of Theater launch today in Union Square. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inaugural Lighting of the New TKTS Booth
by Pablo Pimienta - Oct 17, 2008

On Thursday October 16th 2008, in honor of the opening of the revitalized Father Duffy Square and the new TKTS booth, the Theatre Development Fund(TDF) and the Times Square Alliance (TSA) hosted the Inaugural lighting of the red steps under which the TKTS booth sits, in celebration of the Broadway community. This marked the first time the newly designed glowing red staircase was lit for the public. (more...)

First Thousand Tickets at the TKTS Duffy Square Booth FREE Courtesy of Target
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2008

Broadway legend Bernadette Peters just announced from the podium at the ribbon cutting ceremony* for the opening the revitalized Duffy Square and new TKTS Booth, that the first 1,000 tickets sold will be courtesy of Target. Ticket buyers standing in line for the booth's 3pm opening will have the opportunity to receive one or two vouchers, each redeemable for one free ticket. (more...)

New TKTS Booth to Open in Duffy Square 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2008

Theatre Development Fund (TDF)'s new TKTS Discount Booth, located 'under the red steps' in Father Duffy Square (Broadway and 47th Street, Manhattan), will open on Thursday, October 16th at 3pm, preceded by a 12:30pm ribbon cutting ceremony* in honor of the revitalization of Duffy Square. (more...)

Mitchell, Foster, Halston, Leguizamo and More to Participate in New TKTS Booth Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2008

In honor of the opening of the revitalized Father Duffy Square and the new TKTS booth, the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and the Times Square Alliance (TSA) will host the Inaugural lighting of the red steps under which the TKTS booth sits, in celebration of the Broadway community. This will mark the first time the newly designed glowing red staircase will be lit for the public. (more...)

TAP Program 'Access for Young Audiences' Launches New Initiative with Disney Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2008

Theatre Development Fund has been a leader in programs and advocacy for theatergoers with physical disabilities through their TDF Accessibility Programs (TAP) since 1979. (more...)

New TKTS Booth to Open in Duffy Square 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2008

Theatre Development Fund (TDF)'s new TKTS Discount Booth, located 'under the red steps' in Father Duffy Square (Broadway and 47th Street, Manhattan), will open on Thursday, October 16th at 3pm, preceded by a 12:30pm ribbon cutting ceremony* in honor of the revitalization of Duffy Square. (more...)

Duffy Square TKTS Booth Will Accept Credit Cards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2008

For years, the public's number one request for improved service at Theatre Development Fund's TKTS Discount Booths has been the addition of credit cards as a method of payment. When TDF's new booth opens 'under the red glass steps' in the newly revitalized Father Duffy Square (Broadway and 47th Street, Manhattan) on Thursday, October 16 at 3pm, ticket buyers will be able to make their purchases using major credit cards, in addition to cash and travelers checks, for same-day tickets to Broadway, Off Broadway, music and dance productions. (more...)

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