Theatre Development Fund News

TDF & Broadway League's Site for Theatergoers with Disabilities Honored at 2017 Webby AwardsTDF & Broadway League's Site for Theatergoers with Disabilities Honored at 2017 Webby Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Theatre Development (TDF) and The Broadway League announced today that their website Theatre Access NYC (www.theatreaccess.nyc) has received recognition for excellence in web design. (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

Breaking News: HADESTOWN, SWEENEY TODD, INDECENT, OSLO and More Top 2017 Lucille Lortel Award NominationsBreaking News: HADESTOWN, SWEENEY TODD, INDECENT, OSLO and More Top 2017 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories for the 32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. (more...)

CTI Sets New Date for Snowed-Out 2017 Robert Whitehead Award CeremonyCTI Sets New Date for Snowed-Out 2017 Robert Whitehead Award Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Mike Isaacson will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. It was initially scheduled for March 14th but was rescheduled due to snowstorm Stella. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt to Host 2017 Jimmy AwardsDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt to Host 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Jimmy Awards have announced that stage and screen star Ben Platt, currently starring on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen, will host the ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

2017 Jimmy Awards to Honor Two Inspiring Teachers This June2017 Jimmy Awards to Honor Two Inspiring Teachers This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA)/Jimmy Awards has announced the inaugural Inspiring Teacher Award, presented by Wells Fargo to Brendan Jennings, John Burroughs High School, Burbank, CA, and Larry Robinson, Central Academy of Technology and Arts, Monroe, NC for the encouragement and inspiration that led their students to win the 2016 coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor. (more...)

Timeline Theatre Announces Cast, Composer & More of PARADISE BLUETimeline Theatre Announces Cast, Composer & More of PARADISE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the final production of its 20th Anniversary 2016-17 season-the Midwest premiere of PARADISE BLUE by Dominique Morisseau, directed by TimeLine Company Member Ron OJ Parson and featuring original music composed by Orbert Davis, the co-founder, conductor and Artistic Director of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, May 4 - July 23, 2017 (previews April 26 - May 3) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Press Night is Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Photo Flash: TDF's Immersive PERFORMETERIA Festival Takes Over NYCPhoto Flash: TDF's Immersive PERFORMETERIA Festival Takes Over NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

On Monday night, March 20, Theatre Development Fund (TDF) presented the first of two evenings entitled PERFORMETERIA. PERFORMETERIA is TDF's first-ever immersive festival featured works from some of the most innovative Off-Off Broadway theatre and dance companies in New York City through its OffOff@$9 Program. Co-presented with Baruch PAC, over 500 PERFORMETERIA attendees travelled through multiple levels of theatres, nooks, and hidden venues to experience short original pieces by the participating companies. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's a KINKY Revolution! Go Inside the TDF Honors ConcertPhoto Coverage: It's a KINKY Revolution! Go Inside the TDF Honors Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Just last night, Cyndi Lauper was on hand to welcome the audience to TDF's one-night-only concert fundraiser, TDF HONORS Kinky Boots. The show featured the entire current Broadway cast and former cast members of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Original stars, Billy Porter ('Lola'), Annaleigh Ashford ('Lauren') and Stark Sands ('Charlie'). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Say Yeah! Original KINKY BOOTS Cast Reunites at the TDF HonorsPhoto Coverage: Say Yeah! Original KINKY BOOTS Cast Reunites at the TDF Honors
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 21, 2017

Just last night, Cyndi Lauper was on hand to welcome the audience to TDF's one-night-only concert fundraiser, TDF HONORS Kinky Boots. The show featured the entire current Broadway cast and former cast members of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Original stars, Billy Porter ('Lola'), Annaleigh Ashford ('Lauren') and Stark Sands ('Charlie'). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 19, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 19, 2017
by - Mar 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/18/2017
by - Mar 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/18/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 18, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 18, 2017
by - Mar 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 16, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 16, 2017
by - Mar 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

All TKTS Booths Open Today; Discounts Up to 50% Off!All TKTS Booths Open Today; Discounts Up to 50% Off!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, announces that all of its TKTS Discount Ticket Booths will be open and maintain their regular hours throughout today's storm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 14, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 14, 2017
by - Mar 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The 2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date and time will be announced shortly. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 13, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 13, 2017
by - Mar 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Reps from BroadwayWorld, Google, Ticketmaster, Facebook and More Set for CTI Marketing Seminar This WeekReps from BroadwayWorld, Google, Ticketmaster, Facebook and More Set for CTI Marketing Seminar This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), the theater industry's leading training & professional development program for those interested in producing, announces the final line up for its upcoming Marketing Seminar today and tomorrow, March 9th and 10th at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater (210 West 50th Street). (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company to Train New Crop of Technical Theatre ArtistsRoundabout Theatre Company to Train New Crop of Technical Theatre Artists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company and Education at Roundabout have announced the Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP), the theatre industry's first workforce development program to train and place young adults in professional technical theatre careers. This new initiative aims to break down the barriers that prevent young adults from joining the industry and empower a diverse new generation of theatre professionals. (more...)

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