Top Execs from THE BAND'S VISIT, HAMILTON, and More to Speak at The Commercial Theater Institute Intensive

Top Execs from THE BAND'S VISIT, HAMILTON, and More to Speak at The Commercial Theater Institute Intensive

The Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) and Executive Director Tom Viertel have announced speakers for its upcoming 3-Day Intensive, taking place from Friday, March 9th through Sunday, March 11th. This year will include a special partnership with The Band's Visit highlighting the producers, creatives, and marketing team behind the hit show.

The 3-Day Intensive will feature sessions in audience development, working with creatives, finding investors, press and advertising, budgeting, and others. Speakers will include Broadway's and live entertainment's top executives. In addition to The Band's Visit's lead producer Orin Wolf and director of marketing Michele Groner, confirmed presenters to date include Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton, Rent), David Stone (Wicked, The Boys in the Band), Kevin McCollum (Rent, The Play That Goes Wrong), Stephan Schick (Loeb & Loeb), Heath Schwartz (Boneau/Bryan-Brown), and The Sting's Matthew Rego, Greg Kotis, Mark Hollmann, and Bob Martin! For a full schedule, visit our website.

For almost four decades, CTI's Three-Day Intensive has offered a comprehensive education in commercial theater producing. At the 37th Annual Three-Day Intensive, presentations and panel discussions will be led by some of Broadway's most acclaimed producers, general managers, entertainment attorneys, marketing executives, and press representatives. Whether you want to produce on or off Broadway - or are just beginning to explore this exciting profession - this is the place to learn the ins and outs of the industry. At evening cocktail events, participants will network with theater professionals and Broadway's hit-makers as well as fellow early-career producers, allowing them to make the essential connections they will need as they move forward.

THE COMMERCIAL THEATER INSTITUTE (CTI), now in its 37th year, is a project of The Broadway League and TDF. The nation's only formal program that specifically trains commercial theater producers, CTI provides resources and guidance to individuals interested in the various paths one can take towards creating commercial productions for the stage. For details and schedules of all CTI programs, visit www.commercialtheaterinstitute.com or call 212.586.1109. Facebook: become a fan of CTI and follow on Twitter @CTIPrograms.

Tom Viertel has produced a wide range of plays and musicals on and off Broadway, in London, and on tour for over 30 years. Shows include: The Parisian Woman starring Uma Thurman, Hairspray, The Producers, A Little Night Music, The Encounter, Gypsy, Angels in America, Young Frankenstein, The Norman Conquests, Sweeney Todd, Company, Little Shop of Horrors, The Weir, The Sound of Music, Smokey Joe's Café, Oleanna, Love Letters, Driving Miss Daisy, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Penn and Teller, and many others. A graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Viertel is a member of the Broadway League's Board of Governors. He also serves on the League's Government Relations, Professional Development, and Diversity Committees and as a Trustee of the Equity-League Pension Funds. With his partners, Richard Frankel, Steve Baruch, and Marc Routh, he owns Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's supper club. He is Chairman of the Board of The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, America's foremost development center for new theatrical work and the winner of two Tony Awards and the National Medal of Arts.

THE BROADWAY LEAGUE (Charlotte St. Martin, President), founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League's 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers who present in nearly 200 markets in North America. Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada. The Broadway League has recently added a new category for International Membership to collaborate with professionals from around the world who produce and present Broadway quality theatre. The Broadway League annually co-presents the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards®, one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry. For more information visit BroadwayLeague.com, or follow @BroadwayLeague on Twitter and visit us at Facebook.com/BroadwayLeague.

TDF is a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone. Now in its 50th year of service, TDF's mission is to sustain live theatre and dance by engaging and cultivating a broad and diverse audience and eliminating barriers to attendance. TDF fulfills its mission with a variety of programs that expand access, cultivate communities and support the makers of the performing arts. Best known for its theatre going programs (including the TKTS by TDF Discount Booths and TDF Membership Program), TDF's accessibility (including open captioned, audio described and Autism Friendly performances), school (serving over 10,000 New York City students annually), community engagement and information programs - as well as the TDF Costume Collection Rental and Research Programs - have introduced millions of people to the theatre and helped make the unique experience of theatre available to everyone. TDF envisions a world where the transformative experience of attending live theatre and dance is essential, relevant, accessible and inspirational. To learn more about TDF, go to: www.tdf.org.

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