Once on This Island

Spotlight Series

DECEMBER 19, 2017


The Lion King

Spotlight Series

JANUARY 28 2017

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Spotlight Series

March 7, 2017

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Annual Chairman’s Awards Gala

APRIL 9, 2018

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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: The Lion King, January 18 and 28.

Michael Ritchie and Roe Green

Annual Chairman’s Awards Gala

Our 2017 Gala was held at the Pierre New York on April 3, 2017.

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 2017 Honorees included:
  • Leadership Award: Roe Green
  • Theatre Artist Award: Glenn Close
  • 50 Years of Achievement in Theatre Award: Center Theatre Group
2016 Chairman’s awards gala 

2017 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, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Bernard Telsey.

2017 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, Gordon Edelstein, 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.