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2019 Chairman’s Awards Gala

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Spotlight Series

Theatre Forward’s Spotlight Series offers deeply discounted tickets to the hottest shows in New York. These events are geared towards corporate employees of our supporting companies and our Save My Seat users. Past events include WaitressThe Lion King, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon. Upcoming event: Six

Bruce E. Whitacre, Buford Alexander, Pamela Farr, Bryan Cranston, Robert A. Rosenbaum, and Bruce Ewing. Photo by Russ Rowland Photography


Annual Chairman’s Awards Gala

Our 2020 Gala will be at The Edison Ballroom on March 30th. Save the Date!

The Chairman’s Awards Gala brings together business leaders, resident theatre board members, theatre patrons, and industry professionals to celebrate the achievements of world-class theatres and artists. All net proceeds from the event go directly to our founding theatres, the leading 10 regional theatres in key markets across America.

2020 Honorees:
  • Theatre Artist Award: Kelli O’Hara
  • Theatre Forward Leadership Award: Bruce E. Whitacre
Past Gala Honorees

2018 Chairman’s Awards Gala Photos

Photo by Russ Rowland Photography

Broadway Roundtable

Each winter an intimate group of Theatre Forward supporters enjoy an exclusive discussion and luncheon with the leading artists in the industry sponsored by UBS.  Past panelists include Patrick Stewart, James Lapine, Michael Riedel, Daryl Roth, Robert Lopez, Tyne Daly, Betty Buckley, Keegan-Michael Key, Lea Salonga, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Bernard Telsey.

2018 broadway roundtable

Creative Conversations

Thought leader conversations between artists and business leaders bringing together board members, supporters, and theatre leaders in conversation. Past panelists include Phylicia Rashad, John Douglas Thompson, Jim Turley, Sandra Ruppert and Kenny Leon.

On May 15th at Steinway HallCreative Conversations: Community Builders, explored how theatre can both create and learn from every community. Email for more information. Hosted by Carl Sylvestre and featured Joe Iconis, Regina Taylor, Dayron J. Miles, and Pamela DiPasquale. Email for more information.

Patron Events

Patrons of Theatre Forward and Board Members enjoy prime orchestra seating, food and artistic engagement with the creators and performers of Broadway’s biggest hits.  Past shows include Kiss Me, Kate!, Tootsie, Network, and American Son.

Happy Hours

Theatre Forward’s happy hours unite patrons, board members, and industry professionals for pre-show drinks and discussions led by the creative teams and performers of that month’s featured Broadway production.