Theatre Development Fund News

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...)

Michele Pawk Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' 'Prayer'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2008

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced additional casting and details for the third production of its 2008/2009 Season, the New York premiere of PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY, a new play by two-time Tony Award nominee, two-time 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). PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY is the first of two plays by Mr. Lucas that will receive their New York premiere this season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Off-Broadway League's Season Kick Off Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2008

The League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers hosted a Season Kickoff Party at Planet Hollywood on September 15, 2008. Actors, producers, playwrights, managers, theatre owners, advertising and marketing professionals and other members of the Off-Broadway community raised a glass to the upcoming season. (more...)

'Broadway On Broadway' Sings Out with Host Drew Lachey in Times Square 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2008

Spamalot's Drew Lachey will host the 17th annual 'Broadway on Broadway' concert presented by Continental Airlines, to be held today Sunday, September 14th at 11:30 a.m in Times Square. The annual free outdoor concert brings together stars and performances from current and upcoming Broadway productions to celebrate the beginning of the Broadway season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kerry Butler at TKTS Downtown Brooklyn Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2008

Bensonhurst native Kerry Butler, the star of Broadway's musical hit XANADU, Brooklyn Borough President MARTY MARKOWITZ and Assemblywoman JOAN MILLMAN (52nd Assembly District, Brooklyn, NY) lent a hand to help cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony for Theatre Development Fund's new TKTS Downtown Brooklyn Discount Ticket Booth on Thursday, July 10 at 10:15am. The cast of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY performed songs from this summer's edition of the long-running, award winning hit, entitled FORBIDDEN BROADWAY DANCES WITH THE STARS! (more...)

Butler and Forbidden Broadway Cast Ring In The New TKTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2008

Bensonhurst native KERRY BUTLER, the star of Broadway's musical hit XANADU, Brooklyn Borough President MARTY MARKOWITZ and Assemblywoman JOAN MILLMAN (52nd Assembly District, Brooklyn, NY) will lend a hand to help cut the ribbon at the opening for Theatre Development Fund's new TKTS Downtown Brooklyn Discount Ticket Booth on Thursday, July 10 at 10:15am. (more...)

Butler and Forbidden Broadway Cast Ring In The New TKTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2008

Bensonhurst native KERRY BUTLER, the star of Broadway's musical hit XANADU, Brooklyn Borough President MARTY MARKOWITZ and Assemblywoman JOAN MILLMAN (52nd Assembly District, Brooklyn, NY) will lend a hand to help cut the ribbon at the opening for Theatre Development Fund's new TKTS Downtown Brooklyn Discount Ticket Booth on Thursday, July 10 at 10:15am. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Don't Quit Your Night Job Celebrates 2nd Anniversary
by Peter James Zielinski - Jun 30, 2008

On Thursday June 26th, DON'T QUIT proudly celebrated its 2nd anniversary. The show began as a one-off benefit on June 26, 2006 at Joe's Pub, which grew into 10 sellout months. In the spring of 2007, a commercial production played off-Broadway at the HA! Comedy Club in Times Square. By 2008, the show was firmly planted at The Zipper Factory, playing to oversold houses for six months straight. (more...)

O'Hara, Brown, DeLaria & More Celebrate Don't Quit Your Night Job's 2nd Anniversary June 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2008

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, featuring a revolving cast of Broadway's brightest performing without a net, sails into summer at their home sweet home, The Zipper Factory (336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Thursday, June 26 at 11:30pm. Tickets are $20.00 and proceeds go to benefit the Theatre Development Fund's Open Doors program. (more...)

O'Hara, Brown, DeLaria & More Celebrate Don't Quit Your Night Job's 2nd Anniversary June 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2008

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, featuring a revolving cast of Broadway's brightest performing without a net, sails into summer at their home sweet home, The Zipper Factory (336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Thursday, June 26 at 11:30pm. Tickets are $20.00 and proceeds go to benefit the Theatre Development Fund's Open Doors program. (more...)

New TKTS Booth To Open In Downtown Brooklyn 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2008

Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and MetroTech Business Improvement District today announced that a new TKTS Discount Ticket Booth located in the MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn will open on Thursday, July 10 at 11am, preceded by a ribbon cutting ceremony. TDF will offer Broadway, Off Broadway, music, dance and Brooklyn performing arts events at discounted prices to Brooklyn residents and visitors. TKTS Downtown Brooklyn will be located on the ground floor of 1 MetroTech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue. (more...)

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