T. Fellowship to Receive Funds from John Gore Organization T. Fellowship to Receive Funds from John Gore Organization
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, has announced a five-year $100,000.00 funding commitment from The John Gore Organization beginning in 2018. (more...)

TDF Announces Season of Autism-Friendly Performances of FROZEN, SPONGEBOB, and More TDF Announces Season of Autism-Friendly Performances of FROZEN, SPONGEBOB, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts which is celebrating its 50th year of service, today announced its eighth season of autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows for families with children and adults on the autism-spectrum and other developmental disabilities. (more...)

Photo Flash: TDF Honors Tony Kushner & James Lapine at 50th Anniversary Gala! Photo Flash: TDF Honors Tony Kushner & James Lapine at 50th Anniversary Gala!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

 On Monday June 18, TDF, which is celebrating 50 years of service to audiences and the performing arts community in 2018, honored Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright TONY KUSHNER at its 50th Anniversary Gala. Mr. Kushner's Tony Award-winning masterwork, Angels in America, which is currently receiving its first Broadway revival with the National Theatre production at the Neil Simon Theatre is running through July 15. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE Celebrates Broadway Debuts with Riza Takahashi, Benjamin Rivera & Alicia Charles! Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE Celebrates Broadway Debuts with Riza Takahashi, Benjamin Rivera & Alicia Charles!
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 13, 2018

In this episode: Victoria Bailey, Executive Director of TDF, talks about TKTS celebrating 45 years and parent company TDF celebrating 50 years in 2018. TDF (Theatre Development Fund) is an organization that believes the performing arts should be available to everybody. They sell the idea of going to all theatre, not shows in particular and that Broadway is for everyone. Victoria Bailey has been with the company for 17 years, started at Yale, and was the GM at MTC for 19 years. She believes that theatre creates empathy for lives different than our own, that TDF/TKTS has created theatre goers for generations, and is a prime example of having a successful life in the arts separate from the footlights. (more...)

TDF Celebrates 50 Years of Supporting the Arts TDF Celebrates 50 Years of Supporting the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

TDF, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone, has been serving the performing arts community in New York City and beyond for 50 years. TDF opened its doors in June of 1968 and has since accomplished its mission of sustaining live theatre and dance by engaging and cultivating a broad and diverse audience and eliminating barriers to attendance. Through a variety of program and initiatives TDF expands audiences, cultivates communities and supports the theatre makers. TDF will launch its 50th Anniversary year at its June 18 gala at Gotham Hall honoring Tony Kushner and presenting its first Founders Award to James Lapine. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with TDF's Victoria Bailey! Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with TDF's Victoria Bailey!
by Broadway's Backbone - May 9, 2018

In this episode: Victoria Bailey, Executive Director of TDF, talks about TKTS celebrating 45 years and parent company TDF celebrating 50 years in 2018. TDF (Theatre Development Fund) is an organization that believes the performing arts should be available to everybody. They sell the idea of going to all theatre, not shows in particular and that Broadway is for everyone. Victoria Bailey has been with the company for 17 years, started at Yale, and was the GM at MTC for 19 years. She believes that theatre creates empathy for lives different than our own, that TDF/TKTS has created theatre goers for generations, and is a prime example of having a successful life in the arts separate from the footlights. (more...)

Photo Flash: TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Honor Excellence in Costume Design Photo Flash: TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Honor Excellence in Costume Design
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Friday night at the Edison Ballroom The 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff were presented for excellence in theatrical costume design. These annual awards honor the designers and craftspeople who costume theatre and dance the world over. This year's awardees were coincidentally masters from the world of dance. (more...)

TDF Will Honor Tony Kushner At Its 50th Anniversary Gala TDF Will Honor Tony Kushner At Its 50th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

TDF, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone, which is celebrating 50 years of service to audiences and the performing arts community in 2018, has announced it will be honoring Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright TONY KUSHNER at its 50th Anniversary Gala on Monday, June 18 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC). Mr. Kushner's masterwork, Angels in America, is currently receiving its first Broadway revival with the National Theatre production at the Neil Simon Theatre. (more...)

TDF Launches Program To Provide Veterans With Free Admissions to Broadway Shows TDF Launches Program To Provide Veterans With Free Admissions to Broadway Shows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

TDF, the not-for-profit service organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone has partnered with City Council member Eric Ulrich, Chair of the Committee on Veterans to launch a new pilot program, TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program, which will provide admission, at no cost, to New York City's former servicemen and women of all ages who have served in any branch of the armed forces. (more...)

Commercial Theater Institute Announces 2017 - 2018 Season Commercial Theater Institute Announces 2017 - 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), has announced the 2017 - 2018 season which so far will include a 14-week in-depth program that explores producing; a 3-day intensive introduction to producing; and workshops on specialized topics. CTI is the theatre industry's leading training and professional development program and features over 100 of the most distinguished industry professionals as lecturers and panelists including many Tony Award - winning producers. (more...)

Allison Bressi Awarded 2017 T. Fellowship from Columbia University School of the Arts Allison Bressi Awarded 2017 T. Fellowship from Columbia University School of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces the next T. Fellow is Allison Bressi, the sixth fellow in the one year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers. (more...)

THE LION KING, COME FROM AWAY, WICKED and ALADDIN to Continue TDF's Autism-Friendly Broadway Lineup THE LION KING, COME FROM AWAY, WICKED and ALADDIN to Continue TDF's Autism-Friendly Broadway Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts which celebrates its 50th year of service in 2018, today announced their full seventh season of autism-friendly performances.  (more...)

Katori 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...)

NEA Awards TDF $65K for National Open Captioning and Autism Theatre Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $65,000 to TDF to support TDF's National Open Captioning Initiative and TDF's National Autism Theatre Initiative. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Producer Mike Isaacson Awarded Commercial Theatre Institute's Robert Whitehead Award
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 10, 2017

This afternoon, Tony Award winning producer Mike Isaacson (The Humans, Fun Home, Bring it On The Musical, Red, Legally Blonde, Caroline or Change) received the Commercial Theatre Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing.  (more...)

Andrea Burns & Seth Rudetsky to Perform at Broadway Association's 106th Annual Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Broadway Association, a 106-year-old not-for-profit business association committed to the betterment, safety and economic prosperity of the Times Square and Midtown West community, will host its annual awards luncheon Monday afternoon, May 8, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel. The luncheon will also feature a performance by Broadway talents Andrea Burns & Seth Rudetsky. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 2, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber and legendary scenic designer Tony Straiges are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

TDF & 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...)

CTI 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...)

Photo 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...)

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