Photo Coverage: Theatre Forward Honors August Wilson, David Yazbek at Chairman's Awards Gala

Theatre Forward and Chairman John Thomopoulous just led a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala last night, April 9th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue). The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the work of Theatre Forward, currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, which is dedicated to advancing American theatres and its communities through its Educating Through Theatre and Advancing Strong Theatre initiatives.

The works of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner August Wilson (Fences, The Piano Lesson, Jitney) were honored with the Legacy Award, Tony Award® nominee David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty) was honored with the Creative Achievement Award and CITI received the 40th Anniversary Corporate Leadership Award.

Theatre Forward is devoted to advancing the American theatre and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country's leading nonprofit theatres. Through its network of leading corporate, foundation and individual funders, as well as regional theatres, Theatre Forward aims to increase access and opportunity for all to experience theatre that builds community and sets the stage for individual achievement by advancing strong theatre and educating through theatre.

Theatre Forward is an association of institutional nonprofit theatres located in 19 cities across the country.

For more information, please visit theatreforward.org.

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