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CTI Produces Readings, Workshops and Showcases Seminar March 6CTI Produces Readings, Workshops and Showcases Seminar March 6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2009

This one day seminar focuses on prodviding a practical approach to developing new work through readings, workshops and showcases. (more...)

Broadway League's 2007-2008 Demographics Report Revealed, Youth & Online Show Big GrowthBroadway League's 2007-2008 Demographics Report Revealed, Youth & Online Show Big Growth
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009

The Broadway League's 11th annual demographics report, The Demographics of the Broadway Audience 2007-2008, reveals who attends theatre in New York City. It includes highlights on the demographics of the audience and their ticket purchasing habits. The report is part of an ongoing series that profiles Broadway theatergoers each season. The comparison of current theatergoing habits to previous seasons aids in predicting trends for the future. The analysis is based on extensive survey data gleaned from audience questionnaires distributed throughout the 2007-2008 Broadway season in New York City. (more...)

TKTS Booth Lands T&L Magazine's Best Public Space AwardTKTS Booth Lands T&L Magazine's Best Public Space Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2009

Travel and Leisure Magazine just anounced their 2009 Design Awards. Among them, Theatre Development Fund's new TKTS Booth in Times Square has received the award for 'Best Public Space.' Michel Bierut, a member of the award jury stated that 'The TKTS booth invents public space where there was none before.' Perkins Eastman created an icon for the city of New York-the sculptural centerpiece of a major urban renewal project transforming Times Square. The design, based on a competition-winning concept drawing by Choi Ropiha, raises the profile of the Theatre Development Fund (TDF), which operates the booth to provide a discount outlet for tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATIONPhoto Flash: THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2009

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) continues its 2008/2009 Season with the New York premiere of THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, a new play by Evan Smith (Psych and The Uneasy Chair at Playwrights Horizons, Remedial English for the Young Playwrights Festival at Playwrights Horizons, Servicemen at The New Group). This will be Mr. Smith's fourth collaboration with the theater company. Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago, New Jerusalem), in his Playwrights Horizons debut, the production will began previews on Friday, February 6, 2009 with an Opening Night set for Tuesday, March 3 at 7PM. The limited engagement will run through Sunday, March 15 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Dori Berinstein to Be Presented with Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for Oustanding AchievementDori Berinstein to Be Presented with Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for Oustanding Achievement
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2009

Dori Berinstein, three-time Tony? award-winning Broadway producer and award-winning producer, director, and writer of film and television, 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 10th. (more...)

Ivey Leads Playwrights' THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, Previews Begins 2/6Ivey Leads Playwrights' THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, Previews Begins 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2009

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) continues its 2008/2009 Season with the New York premiere of THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, a new play by Evan Smith (Psych and The Uneasy Chair at Playwrights Horizons, Remedial English for the Young Playwrights Festival at Playwrights Horizons, Servicemen at The New Group). This will be Mr. Smith's fourth collaboration with the theater company. (more...)

Long & Crowley Among 4 Recipients Of Irene Sharaff AwardsLong & Crowley Among 4 Recipients Of Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2009

Legendary designers WILLIAM IVEY LONG and BOB CROWLEY are among the four recipients of the 2009 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards. Five-time Tony Award winning costume designer William Ivey Long will receive the 2009 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for theatrical costume design, and, for his achievements as both a costume and scenic designer, Bob Crowley (also a five-time Tony Award winner) will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards' special Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design at a ceremony on Friday, March 27, at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Theatre Development Fund To Shutter Travel Dept. In Coming WeeksTheatre Development Fund To Shutter Travel Dept. In Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2009

Terence Erkkila, head of Theatre Development Fund, has announced via the Tdf website that the travel arm of the organization will close in the coming weeks, Mr. Erkkila cited the current economic climate as the cause for the closure. He began the statement as such, 'We deeply regret to inform our tdf membership and our many tdf Travelers that we are closing our travel department in the next few weeks'. (more...)

KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Tickets for 3/3-3/4 Now AvailableKIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Tickets for 3/3-3/4 Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2009

March will be yet another great month on Broadway for theatre-loving kids as KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY (KidsNightonBroadway.com) continues its year-round program where kids ages 6-18 can see a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of every month. Tickets for March 3rd and 4th go on sale at noon today, and each event thereafter will go on sale two months prior to the event dates. Tickets for February's program are still available. (more...)

THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION Premieres 3/3, Runs Through 3/15THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION Premieres 3/3, Runs Through 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2009

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins 2009 with the New York premiere of THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, a new play by Evan Smith (Psych and The Uneasy Chair at Playwrights Horizons, Remedial English for the Young Playwrights Festival at Playwrights Horizons, Servicemen at The New Group). This will be Mr. Smith's fourth collaboration with the theater company. (more...)

Ivey Leads Playwrights' THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, Previews Begins 2/6Ivey Leads Playwrights' THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, Previews Begins 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2008

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) continues its 2008/2009 Season with the New York premiere of THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, a new play by Evan Smith (Psych and The Uneasy Chair at Playwrights Horizons, Remedial English for the Young Playwrights Festival at Playwrights Horizons, Servicemen at The New Group). This will be Mr. Smith's fourth collaboration with the theater company. (more...)

DON'T QUIT Welcomes Butler, Henry and More at the Zipper 12/18DON'T QUIT Welcomes Butler, Henry and More at the Zipper 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2008

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, featuring a revolving cast of Broadway's brightest performing without a net, returns to The Zipper Factory Theater (336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Thursday, December 18th at 11:30pm. Tickets are $20 and proceeds go to benefit the Theatre Development Fund's Open Doors. (more...)

'PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY' Opens Tonight, 12/9'PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY' Opens Tonight, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2008

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) officially opens tonight Off-Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB at the Zipper!Photo Coverage: DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB at the Zipper!
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 24, 2008

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, featuring a revolving cast of Broadway's brightest performing without a net, took it home for Thanksgiving at The Zipper Factory Theater (336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Thursday, November 20 at 11:30pm. (more...)

Rosie's KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Tickets Now on Sale Rosie's KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 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. (more...)

Commercial Theatre Institute Announces New Courses and Full Schedule for 2008-2009 SeasonCommercial Theatre Institute Announces New Courses and Full Schedule for 2008-2009 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2008

The Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) announced the upcoming schedule for the 2008-09 theatre season, featuring new courses in addition to those courses back by popular demand. (more...)

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

Previews will begin tomorrow, 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...)

DON'T QUIT Announces Its Special Guests For November 20DON'T QUIT Announces Its Special Guests For November 20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2008

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, featuring a revolving cast of Broadway's brightest performing without a net, takes it home for Thanksgiving at The Zipper Factory Theater (336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Thursday, November 20 at 11:30pm. Tickets are $20 and proceeds go to benefit the Theatre Development Fund's Open Doors. (more...)

Photo Flash:The Acting Company's Commedia Dell'Arte GalaPhoto Flash:The Acting Company's Commedia Dell'Arte Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2008

The Houseman Award honors a profound commitment to the development of classical actors and an audience for the theater. The award this year was given to Theatre Development Fund. The Warburg Award is presented for outstanding philanthropic endeavor. The award was presented to William D. Zabel, Chairman of Human Rights First, by its President, Michael Posner. (more...)

Previews Begin Tomorrow 11/14 For 'PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY'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...)

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