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FINDING NEVERLAND & FUN HOME Awarded Broadway League's 2016 NYC Education and Engagement GrantsFINDING NEVERLAND & FUN HOME Awarded Broadway League's 2016 NYC Education and Engagement Grants
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Broadway League has awarded the coveted New York Education and Engagement Grants to the Broadway productions of Finding Neverland and Fun Home. Each production received a $5,000 grant towards its 2016 educational and engagement initiatives. The grants aid the growth and development of theatre education in the city in an effort to encourage Broadway productions to create more opportunities for young people. (more...)

Michael Yeargan and Susan Tsu Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards RecipientsMichael Yeargan and Susan Tsu Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).  Ms. Tsu was selected to receive the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Yeargan will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through Theatre Development Fund's Costume Collection. (more...)

Breaking News: Lortel Award Nominations Announced; THE HUMANS and FUTURITY LeadBreaking News: Lortel Award Nominations Announced; THE HUMANS and FUTURITY Lead
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be presented on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

2016 Lucille Lortel Awards Date Set; Suzan-Lori Parks & James Houghton to be Honored2016 Lucille Lortel Awards Date Set; Suzan-Lori Parks & James Houghton to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The Off-Broadway League today announced details for the 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00pm EST.  (more...)

TDF & The Broadway League Debut New Website Tailored to Accessible PerformancesTDF & The Broadway League Debut New Website Tailored to Accessible Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

?Theatre Development Fund and The Broadway League are Breaking Barriers to Broadway with the launch of Theatre Access NYC, www.theatreaccess.nyc, a new website designed to assist theatregoers with disabilities in finding accessible performances of Broadway productions. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 3/13/2016 - 3/20/2016Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 3/13/2016 - 3/20/2016
by BWW - Mar 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 3/13/2016 - 3/20/2016. (more...)

TDF Stages Launches MEET THE DANCE COMPANY Film SeriesTDF Stages Launches MEET THE DANCE COMPANY Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

TDF Stages, Theatre Development Fund's online magazine, with features that focus on the process of making theatre from the artist's point of view, has just added to its dance coverage. Today, TDF Stages has launched a new short documentary film series, MEET THE DANCE COMPANY.  The first company bring profiled is Sidra Bell Dance New York. Upcoming films will highlight Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Dorrance Dance and Big Dance Theater. These short films are generally four minutes in length. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Ashley Brown & More Honor Disney Theatrical & Thomas Schumacher at TDF Gala!Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Ashley Brown & More Honor Disney Theatrical & Thomas Schumacher at TDF Gala!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, honored Disney Theatrical Productions and Thomas Schumacher, its president and producer, last night at TDF's Gala on Monday, March 14 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC). (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Stacey Mindich Receives 2016 Robert Whitehead Award TodayTony-Winning Producer Stacey Mindich Receives 2016 Robert Whitehead Award Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Stacey Mindich will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's today, March 15, 2016. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart Hosts TDF's 2016 Gala, Honoring Disney Theatrical & Thomas Schumacher, TonightJames Monroe Iglehart Hosts TDF's 2016 Gala, Honoring Disney Theatrical & Thomas Schumacher, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor Disney Theatrical Productions and Thomas Schumacher, its president and producer, at TDF's Gala tonight, March 14 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC). (more...)

Playco Announces THE WILDNESS Idea Lab ProgrammingPlayco Announces THE WILDNESS Idea Lab Programming
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Play Company's (PlayCo) Idea Lab series complements the productions in their 2016 season by bringing together artists, scholars, writers and community leaders for stand-alone events to examine themes raised in the shows. Following performances of the world premiere of The Wildness, a co-produced with Ars Nova, Playco will present three post show events over three Thursdays, March 3, 10 & 17. (more...)

Alex Brightman Will Host Second Annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival on 3/7Alex Brightman Will Host Second Annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival on 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The second annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival for New York City Public Schools will take place Monday, March 7 at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway at West 51st Street) at 7 p.m. More than 100 talented students from five select New York City high schools will make their Broadway debuts performing excerpts from their winter productions. (more...)

Adam Bock's A LIFE, 'BELLA' Musical Slated for Playwrights Horizons' 2016-17 Season of PremieresAdam Bock's A LIFE, 'BELLA' Musical Slated for Playwrights Horizons' 2016-17 Season of Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, just announced the six productions of its 2016/2017 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart to Host TDF's Annual Gala, Honoring Disney Theatrical & Thomas SchumacherJames Monroe Iglehart to Host TDF's Annual Gala, Honoring Disney Theatrical & Thomas Schumacher
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor Disney Theatrical Productions and Thomas Schumacher, its president and producer, at TDF's Gala on Monday, March 14 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC).  (more...)

Barrington Stage Names New Artistic Associate/Director of New Play DevelopmentBarrington Stage Names New Artistic Associate/Director of New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has appointed Branden Huldeen as Artistic Associate/Director of New Play Development. Before joining the team at BSC, Branden was the New Works Director and Festival Producing Director for the National Alliance of Musical Theatre (NAMT), a member service organization devoted to the future of musical theatre around the world from 2008-2016. (more...)

Rachel Bonds' SWIMMERS to Premiere at Marin Theatre CompanyRachel Bonds' SWIMMERS to Premiere at Marin Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with the World Premiere of Rachel Bonds' Rella Lossy Award Winning play, Swimmers. Set in a contemporary office, Bonds' play explores the relationship paradigms of the work space environment through a set of diverse co-workers and their personal lives and habits. (more...)

August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN Continues MTC's 49th Season TonightAugust Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN Continues MTC's 49th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN. Set in 1904 Pittsburgh, Gem marks the beginning of Wilson's ten-play century cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the 20th century; an unprecedented series that includes the Pulitzer Prize winning Fences and The Piano Lesson. (more...)

Updated TKTS App Now Available for DownloadUpdated TKTS App Now Available for Download
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for profit service organization for the performing arts, has updated its popular TKTS App to simplify the process of purchasing the least expensive same-day tickets to Broadway and Off Broadway shows at its internationally renowned TKTS Discount Booths (Times Square, South Street Seaport and Downtown Brooklyn). The TKTS App has been updated for iPhone, iPad and Android. You may download the Official TKTS App free of charge at the iTunes app store, android store or at www.tdf.org/tktsapp. (more...)

LITTLE B'S BIG HOLIDAY WISH Benefit Supports TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative This WeekendLITTLE B'S BIG HOLIDAY WISH Benefit Supports TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

LITTLE B'S BIG HOLIDAY WISH a new musical production will have a special performance today, December 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the McGinn Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway NYC, NY 10024. (more...)

LITTLE B'S BIG HOLIDAY WISH Benefit Set for McGinn Cazale Theatre, TodayLITTLE B'S BIG HOLIDAY WISH Benefit Set for McGinn Cazale Theatre, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

'Little B's Big Holiday Wish' special performance of a new musical production today, December 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the McGinn Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway NYC, NY 10024. Proceeds from this production will benefit Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative. According to Becca Yure, the creator, 'Our intention in this innovative performance is to welcome families to experience musical theatre in a supportive, sensory-friendly environment as part of their holiday celebration this year.' Tickets are only $20. They are available at: LittleB.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (646) 887-4573. (more...)

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