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The Broadway League
729 Seventh Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
CONTACT: Elisa Shevitz
Telephone: 212-764-1122
Email: EShevitz@broadway.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COMMERCIAL THEATER INSTITUTE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS & NOMINATIONS FOR 14-WEEK PROGRAM
October 20, 2011
RECORD BREAKING APPLICATION LEVELS AND STUDENT INTEREST LEADS TO NEW SCHEDULE

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 CommericialTheaterInstitute.com.

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.