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Thursday, 20 October 2011 11:13

Commercial Theatre Institute Now Accepting Applications for 14-Week Program




14-WEEK PROGRAM (+ 2 Extra Weeks!)
January 9, 2012 – April 23. 2012
Application deadline November 28, 2011


{module ad_left_body}(New York, NY) October 20, 2011 - The Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), now in its 31st year, is currently accepting nominations for its Annual Intensive 14-Week Program (plus 2 Extra Weeks), which presents hard, factual information on all aspects of commercial theatre producing including Broadway, off-Broadway and the Road, in a very intimate lecture/discussion setting. Due to increasing demand, the 2012 program has been extended for two weeks allowing CTI to cover additional important topics. Strictly limited to 25 participants, the program begins on January 9th, 2012, for 16 consecutive Monday night sessions, in the Times Square area.

Supported by both the Broadway League and Theatre Development Fund (TDF), CTI illuminates creative producing techniques that will lead to financially and artistically successful productions.

Anyone who is interested in a commercial producing career is invited to participate in this advanced level course. Candidates may be nominated by members of the League, members of the off-Broadway League, ATPAM, artistic or management heads of non-profit institutional theatres, an entertainment attorney, or a past CTI 14 Week Program participant. All nomination forms and applicant information forms must be received no later than November 28th, 2011. They are available at our website

Candidates will be evaluated by Victoria Bailey, Executive Director of Theatre Development Fund (TDF); Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League; Ed Sandler, Membership Director of The Broadway League; and Jed Bernstein, Program Director for CTI.  Notifications will be made on or about December 9th, 2011. The fee for the 2012 program is $975.00.

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The Commercial Theater Institute, now in its 31st year, is a project of Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and The Broadway League, Inc. Dedicated to training the next generation of commercial theatre producers, CTI provides resources and guidance to individuals interested in the various paths one can take towards creating commercial productions for the stage.

The Broadway League
The Broadway League, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry.  The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in over 200 North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry.  Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada.,,
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Theatre Development Fund (TDF) has played a unique role in strengthening live theatre and dance in New York City since 1968. This not-for-profit service organization’s programs have over 80 million people access to the theatre at affordable prices (with theatre lovers who would normally not be able to attend live performance) and returned over 2 billion dollars in revenue to thousands of theatre, dance and music productions. Best known for its TKTS Discount Booths, TDF’s membership, voucher, access and education programs as well as its Costume Collection, help to make the unique experience of theatre available to everyone. Their recent Autism Theatre Initiative offered the first autism-friendly performance of a Broadway show, presenting The Lion King to an entire audience of families with children on the autism spectrum. To learn more about TDF, go to: