Our award-winning network of 19 theatres have created some of Broadway’s greatest hits including A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, All The Way, Clybourne Park, The Heidi Chronicles and Big River among many others. Our theatres have also produced some of the best known Pulitzer Prize winners for Drama including Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, The Piano Lesson, The Gin Game and Wit.
As evident above, our theatres have produced some of America’s greatest theatrical productions and cultivated some of the country’s leading artists (Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin, August Wilson). However, more importantly than making it to New York or winning awards, these theatres work to make a difference in their communities by creating powerful and remarkable works that provide a forum for audiences to engage.
2014 Tony Award winning musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, started as a co-production between two Theatre Forward theatres, Hartford Stage and The Old Globe.
Getting away with murder… sorry, creating a new show, is one thing our theatres are experts at creating! 2014 Tony Award winning musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, started as a co-production between two Theatre Forward theatres, Hartford Stage and The Old Globe. These two regional theatres were critical in shaping the excellence and originality of this show. The production, directed by Darko Tresnjak, Artistic Director at Hartford Stage with music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak and a book by Robert L. Freedman, utilized resources at both Hartford Stage and The Old Globe to develop and evolve into the production that is currently running on Broadway. One which The Hollywood Reporter raves, “GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE RESTORES OUR FAITH IN MUSICAL COMEDY.”
Theatre Forward supports the development and production of plays and musicals, many of which represent new voices, artists, themes and opportunities for engagement with audiences. We also support our theatres so they are able to maintain an essential platform of collaboration that allows these productions to come to life and their stories to be told. While winning awards and opening on Broadway is certainly notable, at their core, our 19 theatres are always striving to deliver the best theatre possible and that is most noteworthy.