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The Broadway League
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Telephone: 212-764-1122
Email: EShevitz@broadway.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Commercial Theater Institute Now Accepting Applications For The 2014 14-Week Program February 10 - May 19, 2014
December 10, 2013
Advanced Topics For Aspiring Producers and Managers

www.CommercialTheaterInstitute.com


The Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) is now accepting applications for the next 14-week program which will take place on Monday evenings from 7:00pm - 10:00pm between February 10 and May 19, 2014. The entire seminar and course schedule will be announced soon.

The 14-week seminar presents a comprehensive look at the many aspects of theatrical producing in commercial theater. It will offer detailed immersion in budgeting, traditional and digital marketing, legal aspects, the creative side, and many other topics relevant to producing. The courses will be led by some of the most successful producers on Broadway and many of their distinguished colleagues.

Admission is limited to 25 participants who must be nominated by a working management member of the professional theatre community. Applications are available on the website and are due Monday, January 13, 2014.

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of CTI, comments, "The 14-week seminar is at the heart of CTI. A select group of 25 aspiring producers will get to hear from and interact with theater owners, Tony Awardâ - winning producers and creative teams, advertising, marketing and financial executives. They'll learn about every aspect of producing - from legal issues to script development -- all taught by working professionals. It's exciting and rewarding - alumni of the 14-week program have produced many of Broadway's biggest hits."

"What I learned at CTI proved invaluable to me. I attended when I was just starting out, and had the opportunity to hear from the best and brightest in the business, from every discipline. It also provided many beneficial networking opportunities. I recommend it to anyone who wants to pursue a theatrical producing career," said Jill Furman, Producer (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, West Side Story, In the Heights)

The 2014 CTI 14 Week Program will include the following topics, as well as surprise guests, in-depth discussions, and detailed interactive presentations:

Why Produce at All?, Legal Aspects of Production, Production Budgets, Royalty Pools, Play Development, Musical Development, Working with Non-Profit, Creative Development: Working With Studios, Care and Feeding of Investors, Director Panel - Choosing Material, Script Development, Designer Panel, Advertising, Press, Getting Your Theater, Dynamic Pricing, Audience Development for Theater, Early Producer Panel, Union Relationships, Working with Talent, How to Produce, and more!

Details and registration information for all courses can be found at commercialtheaterinstitute.com. Also, follow on Twitter@CTIPrograms or on facebook.com/CommercialTheaterInstitute.

The Commercial Theater Institute, now in its 33rd year, is a project of The Broadway League and Theatre Development Fund (TDF). 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.

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THE COMMERCIAL THEATER INSTITUTE (CTI), now in its 33rd year, is a project of The Broadway League and Theatre Development Fund (TDF). The nation's only formal program, which specifically trains 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. For details and schedules of all CTI programs, visit www.commercialtheaterinstitute.com or call 212.586.1109. Facebook: become a fan of CTI and follow on Twitter @CTIPrograms.

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 who present in nearly 200 markets in North America, 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. For more information, visit www.BroadwayLeague.com, or follow The Broadway League on Twitter@TheBwayLeague or on Facebook. BROADWAY.ORG is the League's new official on-line headquarters for Broadway in NYC and on tour. Download the free Broadway.org mobile app for iOS orAndroid, and the free IBDB mobile app foriOS or Android. The Broadway League annually presents the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards,® one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry, with The American Theatre Wing.

THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND , a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, was created in the conviction that the live theatrical arts afford a unique expression of the human condition that must be sustained and nurtured. It is dedicated to developing diverse audiences for live theatre and dance, and strengthening the performing arts community in New York City. Since 1968, TDF's programs have provided over 85 million people with access to performances at affordable prices and have returned over $2.2 billion to thousands of productions. Best known for its TKTS Discount Booths, TDF's membership, outreach, access (including its newly formed Autism Theatre Initiative) and education programs - as well as its Costume Collection - have introduced thousands of people to the theatre and helped make the unique experience of theatre available to everyone, including students and people with disabilities. Recent TDF honors include a 2011 Mayor's Award for Arts and Culture, a 2012 Tony Honor for Excellence for its Open Doors Arts Education Program, a 2012 New York Innovative Theatre Award for its support of the off-Off Broadway community and a 2013 Lucille Lortel honor for "Outstanding Body of Work" in support of the Off Broadway community. For more information go to: www.tdf.org.