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George Forbes

 
Bio:
George Forbes is the Executive Director of the Lucille Lortel Foundation and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. George has a BFA from Boston University with a focus on Theatre Management and an MBA from NYU. He began working at the Lortel Theatre in 1989. While working for Lucille Lortel, he ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
George Forbes is the Executive Director of the Lucille Lortel Foundation and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. George has a BFA from Boston University with a focus on Theatre Management and an MBA from NYU. He began working at the Lortel Theatre in 1989. While working for Lucille Lortel, he ... (read complete bio)
 

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Michael Sexton, Olivia Reis, Oscar Isaac, Michael Greif, George Forbes, and Gretchen Shugart

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Gretchen Shugart and George Forbes

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George Forbes Biography

George Forbes is the Executive Director of the Lucille Lortel Foundation and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. George has a BFA from Boston University with a focus on Theatre Management and an MBA from NYU. He began working at the Lortel Theatre in 1989. While working for Lucille Lortel, he also managed Off-Broadway’s Promenade and Variety Arts Theatres until 2000 when he was named VP and ED of the Lucille Lortel Foundation and Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Under his direction, the Lortel Theatre Foundation currently manages the Lucille Lortel Theatre as well as providing management services to the Cherry Lane Theatre, En Garde Arts, Hook Arts Media, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company.

George served as President of the Off-Broadway League from 2007 to 2014. George has served on the League’s board since 1991 and was the League’s Treasurer for over 12 years. George has been actively involved in producing the Lortel Awards for more than 25 years and also served as a member of the Awards Nominating committee for 9 years.

George is a trustee of the Equity League Pension, Health, and 401K Funds, the League ATPAM Pension and has completed the IFEBP Trustee Master Program, served on the board of the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the NYU Task Force established by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to work with NYU and the Greenwich Village community on its 2031 Development Plan. George is also a member of NYC & Company’s Culture Committee, which works to promote NFP cultural institutions across New York City.




George Forbes News

Lucille Lortel Theatre Announces Winners of 3rd Annual NYC Public High School Playwri Photo Lucille Lortel Theatre Announces Winners of 3rd Annual NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

The Lucille Lortel Theatre is pleased to announce the recipients of the 3rd Annual NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship, created as an opportunity for aspiring young writers citywide to get unparalleled access to professional theater artists for mentoring. The Fellows and Finalists of the program represent every borough of NYC. Each aspiring playwright submitted an original 10-minute play, and was judged by the following panel of playwrights and directors: Preston Burger, Gethsemane Herron, A.J. Muhammad, Cherry Lou Sy, and Gabriel Vega Weissman. Plays were chosen based on dramatic structure and the playwright's individual voice.  

KIMBERLY AKIMBO & ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Lead Nominations for 2022 Lucille Lortel Photo KIMBERLY AKIMBO & ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Lead Nominations for 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 7, 2022

Nominations for the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced today by theatre veterans Lilli Cooper and Lea DeLaria, stars of Broadway’s POTUS. With COVID safety in mind, rather than having one host and multiple presenters, this year the Awards will be handed out by a few Host/Presenter pairs on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and Lucille Lortel Theatre, with additional support provided by TDF.

The Lucille Lortel Awards to Make Live Return May 1; Honorees Announced Photo The Lucille Lortel Awards to Make Live Return May 1; Honorees Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2022

The Lucille Lortel Awards, the preeminent honor presented exclusively to recognize Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway, have confirmed their return to a LIVE in-person celebration on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 7:00PM at NYU Skirball. All New York University.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; Stageright Performing A Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; Stageright Performing Arts' MAMMA MIA Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; Metropolitan Ensemble T Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre's MOTHER OF THE MAID Leads Best Play!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Lucille Lortel Theatre Announces 3rd Annual NYC Public High School Playwrighting Fell Photo Lucille Lortel Theatre Announces 3rd Annual NYC Public High School Playwrighting Fellowship
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2021

The Lucille Lortel Theatre has announced the opening of its 3rd annual NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship. This program was created in 2019 as an opportunity for aspiring young writers citywide to get unparalleled access to professional theater artists for mentoring and production of their work.

The Lucille Lortel Awards Move to Gender-Neutral Performance Categories Photo The Lucille Lortel Awards Move to Gender-Neutral Performance Categories
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021

The Lucille Lortel Awards, the preeminent honor presented exclusively to recognize Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway, today announced that the awards for acting will no longer be defined by gender. The 37th Annual Lortel Awards will take place Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 7:00PM.

KC Melting Pot Theatre to Return to the Stage with BAYBRA'S TULIPS Photo KC Melting Pot Theatre to Return to the Stage with BAYBRA'S TULIPS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2021

KC Melting Pot Theatre will return to the theatre with an original work by Lewis Morrow, Baybra's Tulips. Baybra’s Tulips is a compelling family drama that pivots around Baybra, an African American man returning home after a 10-year stint in prison to live with his sister, Tellulah, and her born-again Christian husband Charles.

Cherry Lane Theatre Sold to Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation Photo Cherry Lane Theatre Sold to Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021

Cherry Lane Theatre, the oldest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre in New York City, has a new owner, it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the theatre’s Executive Director since having acquired the building in 1996.  Cherry Lane is located at 38 Commerce Street in Greenwich Village.

2021 Lucille Lortel Awards to be Presented as Virtual Celebration Honoring Off-Broadw Photo 2021 Lucille Lortel Awards to be Presented as Virtual Celebration Honoring Off-Broadway Theatre This May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2021

The Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre will present the 2021 Lucille Lortel Awards as a celebration of all the people who create Off-Broadway excellence. The pre-taped special will honor all contribute to the incomparable magic of Off-Broadway theatre on Sunday, May 2, at 7:00PM.

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BWW TV: Off-Broadway Unites for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2015

The Off-Broadway League just announced winners in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. BroadwayWorld a there for the big night, and below, you can check out interviews straight from the red carpet! Click here for the full list of winners.

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet at the 2013 Lortel Awards- Chatting with the Nominees!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 9, 2013

The 2013 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed on Sunday night to recipients in 14 categories and 4 special honors were bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by acclaimed stage and screen actors Aasif Mandvi and Maura Tierney. This year's event once again benefited The Actors Fund. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners.