Theatre Forward held its Fourteenth Annual Broadway Roundtable hosted by UBS on february 3, 2017.

2017 Broadway Roundtable Panelists included:

Betty Buckley, Tony Award winning actress (Cats, Carrie, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split)

Kathleen Marshall, Tony Award-winning director and choreographer (In Transit, Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Pajama Game)

Nelle Nugent, Tony Award-winning producer (Stick Fly, Love Letters, The Trip to Bountiful)

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Tony Award-winning actor, playwright and director (Jitney, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony Award-winning actor (Shuffle Along, Ragtime, Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha)

The luncheon shone a light on Theatre Forward’s mission and vision as well as focused on the American theatre’s response to the proliferation of different voices as the demographics of our country continue to change. Bruce E. Whitacre informed the guests that for almost 40 years, Theatre Forward has advanced American theatre and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the network of 19 leading not for profit regional theatres across the country. He also welcomed Theatre Forward Board Members and members of the National Society, a dedicated group of individuals who support Theatre Forward’s efforts with their philanthropic contributions.
On top of their other efforts, Theatre Forward also hosts the Chairman’s Awards Gala every year. This year’s exciting event will be held on April 3 at The Pierre and will honor actor Glenn Close, philanthropist Roe Green, and Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles on their 50th Anniversary. Tickets for the evening are still available.


February 3, 2017
The Private Dining Room of UBS

Photos by Michelle McSwain Photography