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TDF has given subsidy support to nearly 1,000 plays, including 31 that subsequently won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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TDF History
Created in 1968 to help an ailing New York theatre industry, TDF now provides support to more than 900 plays and musicals and returning upwards of $2 billion in revenue to thousands of Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway music and dance productions.
The Great White Hope
Mission Statement:
Theatre Development Fund, a not-for-profit organization, was created with the conviction that the live theatrical arts afford a unique expression of the human condition that must be sustained and nurtured. TDF’s twofold mission is to identify and provide support, including financial assistance, to theatrical works of artistic merit and to encourage and enable diverse audiences to attend live theatre and dance in all their venues.

1968

  • Theatre Development Fund, a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, is founded. Opens temporary headquarters at Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Theatre subsidy program begins with student tickets purchased to The Great White Hope