Theatre Development Fund News

Cleveland Play House to Feature Open Caption PerformancesCleveland Play House to Feature Open Caption Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) has been selected for a two-year partnership with Theatre Development Fund's (TDF) National Open Captioning Initiative (NOCI) to sponsor open captioned performances during the upcoming 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old GlobeKen Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Katori Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tom Kitt and More Among 2017-18 Tony Awards Nominating CommitteeKatori Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tom Kitt and More Among 2017-18 Tony Awards Nominating Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today the Nominating Committee for the 2017-2018 Broadway season. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Off-Broadway League Hires Maricha Miles as First General Manager in 58 Year HistoryOff-Broadway League Hires Maricha Miles as First General Manager in 58 Year History
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Off-Broadway League has announced the hire of its first General Manager, Ms. Maricha Miles. Ms. Miles is a non-profit management professional with an extensive background in the performing arts in both the U.S. and Australia and is the first full-time position the Off Broadway League has employed since its founding in 1959. She steps into the role on Monday, July 24. (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center Adds Second 'Kids' Night on Broadway' for FINDING NEVERLANDAT&T Performing Arts Center Adds Second 'Kids' Night on Broadway' for FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced that it has added another 'Kids' Night On Broadway' to the run of Finding Neverland, which will be this Thursday, July 20. (more...)

Janet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine TheatreJanet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the first production of its 2017-2018 season-the Chicago premiere of THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling, and featuring TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks in the central role of Queen Elizabeth II, August 24 - November 12, 2017 (previews August 16 - 23) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Movers and Shakers! NNPN Announces 2017-18 Grant Recipients and MoreMovers and Shakers! NNPN Announces 2017-18 Grant Recipients and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 2017-18 grant recipients, including the 2017 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, seven Producer Residencies, and five Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces 2017-2018 SeasonNew York Live Arts Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

New York Live Arts, under the artistic leadership of MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of Arts awardee Artistic Director Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, announced the organization's 2017-2018 season today. (more...)

Broadway's M. BUTTERFLY, Directed by Julie Taymor, Welcomes Composer Elliot Goldenthal and More to Creative TeamBroadway's M. BUTTERFLY, Directed by Julie Taymor, Welcomes Composer Elliot Goldenthal and More to Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, and Doug Morris (CEO, Sony Music) today announce the full creative team for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Nabs Three Dora Awards; All Winners Announced!COME FROM AWAY Nabs Three Dora Awards; All Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2016-2017 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 26 at the Elgin Theatre of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, hosted by acclaimed actor and musician Raoul Bhaneja, a Maple Blues Award winner and Gemini, Dora and Canadian Comedy Award nominee. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old GlobeDaniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

VIP Presenters Announced for Monday's Dora AwardsVIP Presenters Announced for Monday's Dora Awards
by Alan Henry - Jun 22, 2017

Jacoba Knaapen, Toronto Alliance or the Performing Arts (TAPA) Executive Director and Dora Mavor Moore Awards Producer, announced the VIP presenters today for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, to be held on Monday, June 26 at the Elgin Theatre of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy AwardsAndrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS has announced the industry coaches for the ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

NEA Approves More Than $82 Million to Support the Arts NationwideNEA Approves More Than $82 Million to Support the Arts Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.  (more...)

2017 Jimmy Award Nominees Announced; Ben Platt to Host Ceremony This Month at the Minskoff!2017 Jimmy Award Nominees Announced; Ben Platt to Host Ceremony This Month at the Minskoff!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS have announced that 74 high school students from across America will compete for the award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress as well as other honors and scholarships at the ninth annual awards ceremony. The presentation will take place on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

TDF to Offer First Autism-Friendly Performance of Broadway's CATSTDF to Offer First Autism-Friendly Performance of Broadway's CATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI), which presents autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows for an audience of families with children and adults on the autism spectrum, launches its seventh season with the first-ever autism-friendly performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Cats. (more...)

Broadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Producer Elliot MartinBroadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Producer Elliot Martin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award recipient Elliot Martin, who passed away on May 21st at age 93. The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Friday, June 2, 2017, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Two of Overture's Tommy Awards Recipients Headed to 2017 Jimmy AwardsTwo of Overture's Tommy Awards Recipients Headed to 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Out of 29 students auditioning 'Outstanding Leading Performer' Tommy Award recipients, two were selected to advance to the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), also known as The Jimmy Awards, held in New York City on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY and MATILDA Receive 14 Dora Award Nominations  - See All The Nominees!COME FROM AWAY and MATILDA Receive 14 Dora Award Nominations - See All The Nominees!
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2017

At a press conference held May 30 in the lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 235 nominations for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. (more...)

2016-17 Season Becomes Highest Grossing in Broadway History; Passes 13 Million in Attendance for Third Year2016-17 Season Becomes Highest Grossing in Broadway History; Passes 13 Million in Attendance for Third Year
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Broadway League has released end-of-season statistics for the 2016 - 2017 season, which began week ending May 29, 2016 and ended May 21, 2017. For the 2016 - 2017 season, total attendance reached 13,270,343 and Broadway shows yielded $1,449,321,564.64 in grosses, making it the highest grossing season in Broadway recorded history and second-best attended season on record. All new and continuing productions ran a total of 1,580 playing weeks. (more...)

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