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 Waitress, The Lion King, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon. Upcoming event: West Side Story
Our 2019 Gala was at the Pierre New York on April 8, 2019.
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.
- Theatre Artist Award: Bryan Cranston
- Corporate Leadership Award: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Theatre Forward Leadership Award: Pamela Farr and Bufford Alexander
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.
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 Hall – Creative Conversations: Community Builders, explored how theatre can both create and learn from every community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Hosted by Carl Sylvestre and featured Joe Iconis, Regina Taylor, Dayron J. Miles, and Pamela DiPasquale. Email email@example.com for more information.
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.
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.