Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!

At last night's Theatre Development Fund Gala, they celebrated the 40th Anniversary of TDF's TKTS Booth in Times Square - which first opened on June 25, 1973, and honoring The Shubert Organization's Chairman and Co-CEO, Philip J. Smith who was involved with the founding of TKTS.

The program was hosted by Douglas Carter Beane and included performances by Bernadette Peters (accompanied by Marvin Laird) and Zoe Caldwell, as well as the cast of Forbidden Broadway: ALIVE AND KICKING! who performed a new piece especially written by Gerard Alessandrini for TKTS' 40th Anniversary.

After TKTS's amazing success during its first years, TDF advised other arts service agencies on the development of their own same-day discount ticket booths. Using TKTS as a model, TDF was responsible for helping to develop booths in many cities including Boston; Chicago; Denver; London; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; San Francisco; Sydney; Toronto and Washington, DC. Now in its 40th year of service, TKTS Times Square has distributed over 57.5 million same-day discount tickets to Broadway, Off Broadway, music and dance events since it opened for business. These admissions represent over $1.8 billion in revenue returned by Theatre Development Fund to thousands of stage productions. The current TKTS Booth, "under the red steps" opened on October, 16, 2008 and has garnered multiple international design awards for its innovation and style and has become a gathering place for New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world.

Photo Credit: Jessica Gordon

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Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Douglas Carter Beane

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Douglas Carter Beane

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
The Cast of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
The Cast of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
The Cast of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
The Cast of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
The Cast of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
The Cast of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Zoe Caldwell

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Zoe Caldwell

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Philip J. Smith

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Philip J. Smith and Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Douglas Carter Beane, Philip J. Smith and Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Philip J. Smith, Bernadette Peters, Douglas Carter Beane, and the cast of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Perform at TDF Gala!
Philip J. Smith, Bernadette Peters, Douglas Carter Beane, and the cast of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!

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