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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Lisa Cohen Talks Arts Education by TDF

Lisa Cohen, a retired teacher, shares her passion for arts education. Help us bring students back to Broadway! Please visit

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Young Playwrights Final Presentations by TDF

This past school year, TDF hosted a group of student playwrights from NYC-area schools under the guidance of playwright, director and teaching artist Noelle Ghoussaini. These young dramatist…

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

TDF Giving Day 2021 by TDF

June 3 is TDF Giving Day. What a long, strange 15 months it's been. But with widespread vaccinations and Broadway set to reopen this fall, there are reasons to feel hopeful. There is final…

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

TDF Conversations: Titanique by TDF

You jump, I jump, right? Marla Mindelle and Constantine Rousouli, the creators of a hilarious new Titanic parody—based on the songs of Céline Dion, of course—joined us for a chat Wed, A…

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Wendy Wasserstein Project Virtual Celebration 2021 by TDF

In 1998, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein and TDF wanted to see if theatre was still relevant to young people. We took eight high school students to see six shows in one s…

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

TDF Conversations: Rock of Ages by TDF

For Mitchell Jarvis and Adam Dannheisser, Rock of Ages wasn't just a gig, it was a way of life. Both actors started with the hair-metal jukebox musical when it first banged its head Off Broa…

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TDF Conversations: Aubrey Lynch II and Desmond Richardson by TDF

Aubrey Lynch II and Desmond Richardson have known each other for decades. They studied and danced together at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and also appeared on Broadway, where Lynch pe…

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Monday, May 3, 2021

TDF Education: Teacher Appreciation by TDF

We are grateful for the educators who have supported students during a challenging year by helping them express themselves through theatre. Visit to support TDF's Education P…

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Friday, April 9, 2021

TDF Conversations: Ain't Too Proud by TDF

March 3, 2021: Jawan M. Jackson and Taylor Symone Jackson talk candidly about Broadway and their beloved musical. Although Melvin Franklin of The Temptations and Motown icon Mary Wilson di…

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TDF Conversations: LaChanze and Audra McDonald by TDF

March 31, 2021: Broadway's biggest icons (and longtime buddies!) discuss cofounding Black Theatre United amidst a pandemic, their extraordinary careers and the power of young people to creat…

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

TDF Education: A Night with Nina Simone by TDF

We are proud to share this showcase from students who participated in our Introduction to Theatre residency at The Denzel Washington School for the Art!

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Friday, March 19, 2021

TDF Conversations: Moulin Rouge! On Broadway by TDF

Moulin Rouge! on Broadway's, Aaron Tveit, Sahr Ngaujah and Ricky Rojas play are bohemian BFFs on stage, and they have incredible chemistry off-stage as well. They joined us for a chat Wednes…

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

We Will Be Back, live from Times Square by TDF

March 12, 2021: One year since Broadway curtains closed, we went live in Times Square to join the theatre community in tears of remembrance and more importantly, hope! Performances begin at…

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Happy New Year From TDF by TDF

We can't wait to see you at the theatre real soon.

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We Believe in Imagination by TDF

Donating to TDF means you believe in the work we are doing to bring imagination to life while theatres are closed. Imagination didn't shut down when Broadway closed. Over the last eight mon…

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

A Marsha Mason and Jack O'Brien Conversation by TDF

Oscar-nominated actress Marsha Mason and Tony-winning director Jack O'Brien have known each other for a long time. They have lots to say about the history of the American theatre industry an…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A Jagged Little Pill Conversation with Celia Rose Gooding and Lauren Patten by TDF

Celia Rose Gooding and Lauren Patten talk about the show, their friendship and Alanis Morissette! TDF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts…

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Autism-Friendly Performances: Santa And Little B: Zoom For The Holidays by TDF

Please donate to help us provide more content like this to our autism-friendly community: Little B, a neurodiverse puppet, wonders whether the holidays are happening this year …

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Monday, January 11, 2021

A Conversation with The Fates of Hadestown by TDF

In the Greek mythology-inspired musical Hadestown, The Fates—Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad and Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer—harmonize as they prophesize about Orpheus and Eurydice, and Hades a…

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

TDF Virtual Education Programming by TDF

This year we've gone online with our education programs, including: Intro to Theatre, Intro to Dance, Young Playwrights, and the Wendy Wasserstein Project. We're proud to continue to serve t…

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Monday, December 21, 2020

FLS convo by TDF

The improvisational hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme has been rapping and rhyming for more than 15 years. So when we invited four of the troupe's members to talk about their work, we fig…

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Seth Speaks: Featuring Lisa Carling and Becca Yuré by TDF

Seth Rudetsky chats with Lisa Carling and Becca Yuré about Santa and Little B: Zoom for the Holidays!, a special virtual holiday experience for families with children and adults on the auti…

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

We believe in imagination by TDF

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Autism-Friendly Performances: The Magic of Kevin Spencer by TDF

In October 2020, Sensory-Friendly magician Kevin Spencer presented an exciting live virtual performance for almost 300 families in our autism-friendly community, as well as a series of magic…

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Despierta America Visits TDF Costume Collection by TDF

Despierta America visited the TDF Costume Collection for a look at what the new normal looks like for us and the industry. For more information on our rental program, visit…

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

A Company Conversation with Matt Doyle and Etai Benson by TDF

Director Marianne Elliott's gender-swapped revival of Company only played nine preview performances before Broadway shut down. But the cast has remained close—especially Matt Doyle and Eta…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Chat With Come From Away's Kenita R. Miller and Caesar Samayoa by TDF

Come From Away castmates Caesar Samayoa and Kenita R. Miller reunited for an intimate chat. Hear about their funniest onstage mishaps, how they've been staying creative during the shutdown a…

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

A Message from Tory Bailey, TDF's Executive Director by TDF

It has been one of the darkest moments in our 52 year history, but as New Yorkers we are tough, and as theatre people we are creative. We are so grateful for the support of our community who…

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TDF Costume Collection on NY1 by TDF

The Show Must Go On: Famed Costume Rental Program Reopens in Queens Segment on NY 1 September 2, 2020 To learn more and make an appointment, visit:…

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020

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