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Annual Events Overview

Spotlight Series

Theatre Forward’s Spotlight Series are 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 and most include a pre-show networking opportunity.  Past events include WaitressThe Lion King, Aladdin and Hamilton. Upcoming event: Network


Annual Chairman’s Awards Gala

Our 2018 Gala was at the Pierre New York on April 9, 2018.

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.

Our 2018 Honorees included:
  • Legacy Award: The Works of August Wilson
  • Creative Achievement Award: David Yazbek
  • 40th Anniversary Corporate Leadership Award: Citi
2017 Chairman’s awards gala 

2018 Chairman’s Awards Gala Photos

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.


Patron Events

Patrons of Theatre Forward and Board Members enjoy prime orchestra seating and artistic engagement with the creators and performers of Broadway’s biggest hits.  Past shows include A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Finding Neverland, It’s Only A Play, The Front Page and The Great Comet of 1812.