Theatre Development Fund News

Stuart Thompson To Be Presented With Robert Whitehead AwardStuart Thompson To Be Presented With Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2010

Stuart Thompson, two-time Tony award-winning and six time Tony award-nominated Broadway producer, will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's Restaurant on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. (more...)

TDF Launches 'New Audiences for New York' InitiativeTDF Launches 'New Audiences for New York' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, announced the commencement of a new audience development initiative, 'New Audiences for New York,' which is designed to build new audiences for Broadway among diverse and underrepresented New Yorkers across the City. (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women Hosts Victoria Bailey at Leadership Lunch, 2/25League of Professional Theatre Women Hosts Victoria Bailey at Leadership Lunch, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2010

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a non-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, has announced Victoria Bailey as the guest speaker at the LPTW's annual Leadership Luncheon. Ms. Bailey will share her insights into cultivating new audiences for the theatre during the keynote address. The luncheon will take place February 25th at 2:00pm at Sardi's Restaurant. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Corbin Bleu & Meredith Vieira Launch 14th Annual KIDS NIGHT ON BROADWAYPhoto Coverage: Corbin Bleu & Meredith Vieira Launch 14th Annual KIDS NIGHT ON BROADWAY
by Brian Estrada - Feb 3, 2010

KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2010 National Ambassador, Meredith Vieira, kicked off this year's event where kids ages 6 to 18 can attend a Broadway show for free on February 2nd, 3rd, and 7th when accompanied by a full-paying adult. Vieira, journalist, television personality, game show hostess - and mother - 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...)

Meredith Vieira, Corbin Bleu & Kids Kick Off KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2010Meredith Vieira, Corbin Bleu & Kids Kick Off KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2010
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2010

KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2010 National Ambassador, Meredith Vieira, kicked off this year's event where kids ages 6 to 18 can attend a Broadway show for free on February 2nd, 3rd, and 7th when accompanied by a full-paying adult. (more...)

Frank Wood and Annie Parisse Lead Playwrights Horizons' CLYBOURNE; Complete Casting AnnouncedFrank Wood and Annie Parisse Lead Playwrights Horizons' CLYBOURNE; Complete Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2010

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for the World Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK, a new play by Bruce Norris (The Pain and the Itch at Playwrights Horizons/PH 2006-2007 Season). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Announces Frank Wood, Annie Parisse And More To Star In CLYBOURNE PARK Playwrights Horizons Announces Frank Wood, Annie Parisse And More To Star In CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2010

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for the World Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK, a new play by Bruce Norris (The Pain and the Itch at Playwrights Horizons/PH 2006-2007 Season). (more...)

14th Annual Kids Night On Broadway To Promote Broadway Green Alliance14th Annual Kids Night On Broadway To Promote Broadway Green Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2010

The Broadway League announced that the 14th annual Kids' Night on Broadway (KidsNightonBroadway.com) will feature and promote the Broadway Green Alliance as part of this year's cause-related component. (more...)

Fielding Eager Ticket Buyers at Times Square's TKTSFielding Eager Ticket Buyers at Times Square's TKTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2010

It's a swift-paced atmosphere that drives the TKTS booth in Times Square as the dozens of sales windows are visited daily by thousands of hopeful theatre goers expecting to nab reduced, same-day tickets to shows on and Off Broadway. Bill Castellano, TKTS's head treasurer likens the experience of fielding the ongoing customer service requests to, 'Working on a Wall Street trading floor', he tells the New York Times. (more...)

TDF's 'Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play' Avaliable 12/22TDF's 'Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play' Avaliable 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2009

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit performing arts service organization, announces the publication of OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE NEW AMERICAN PLAY. The book was written by Todd London, who is the Artistic Director of New Dramatists. (more...)

TDF's 'Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play' Avaliable 12/22TDF's 'Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play' Avaliable 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit performing arts service organization, announces the publication of OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE NEW AMERICAN PLAY. The book was written by Todd London, who is the Artistic Director of New Dramatists. (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 - Dec 17, 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...)

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 - Dec 16, 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...)

Frank Wood and Annie Parisse Lead Playwrights Horizons' CLYBOURNE; Complete Casting AnnouncedFrank Wood and Annie Parisse Lead Playwrights Horizons' CLYBOURNE; Complete Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2009

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for the World Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK, a new play by Bruce Norris (The Pain and the Itch at Playwrights Horizons/PH 2006-2007 Season). (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 - Dec 15, 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...)

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 9, 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...)

Times Square TKTS Named 'Building of the Decade' by NY MagazineTimes Square TKTS Named 'Building of the Decade' by NY Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2009

New York Magazine has named the newly erected TKTS building in Times Square, home to eager ticket buyers, protesters, street performers and jay walkers everywhere, the 'Building of the Decade.' (more...)

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...)

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