Once on This Island
DECEMBER 19, 2017
The Lion King
JANUARY 28 2017
March 7, 2017
Annual Chairman’s Awards Gala
APRIL 9, 2018
Annual Events Overview
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 Waitress, The Lion King, Aladdin and Hamilton. Upcoming event: The Lion King, January 18 and 28.
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
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.
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.
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.