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New Dramatists Guild 50th Anniversary (New York)

New Dramatists, New York’s home for playwrights, celebrated their 50th anniversary by honoring musical theatre legend Julie Andrews at their Annual Spring Luncheon May 13, 1999 at the Marriott Marquis on Broadway.

Some in attendance include Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, Judy Dench, Brian Dennehy and Bernadette Peters.

Each year New Dramatists salutes an individual who has made an outstanding artistic contribution to the American theatre.

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Founded in 1949 by Michaela O’Harra in association with Howard Lindsay, Richard Rodgers, Russel Crouse, Oscar Hammerstein II, John Golden, Moss Hart, Maxwell Anderson, John Wharton, Robert E. Sherwood and Elmer Rice, New Dramatists is one of the country’s leading playwright centers and a nationally recognized new play laboratory. In the 70 years since their founding, over 700 new dramatists have passed through their doors, creating work that has laid the foundation for contemporary American dramatic literature.

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The Broadway theatre supersite Buy Broadway OnlineAs Founder and CEO of and  The pioneer in moving the Broadway industry onto the internet. The theatre press branded me as “Toby is the man pushing theatre, kicking and screaming, into cyberspace.” What started in 1989 as a Broadway industry service called ShowCall via dialup BBS for members of the League of American Theatre Producers evolved onto the world wide web in the early 90’s, and shortly after this, the vast majority of Broadway shows (starting with my production of Victor/Victoria) and theatrical organizations followed. The “Super site of Broadway” became a publicly traded company, prior to my re-branding it as at the Minskoff Theatre.

The global theater supersite theatre.comDescribed by Variety Magazine as a “marketing powerhouse“, it was the single largest theatre community in the world with over 180,000 active members (in the 1990’s this was massive). From buying official Broadway tickets and souvenirs, providing detailed global show listings, interactive show study & educational guides, live streaming shows and events (including many Opening Nights live broadcasts), industry news from major theatre journalists, pictures and videos, games, messaging directly to Broadway cast’s backstage or even licensing a musical, offered it all in a single, easy-to-use interface to theatregoers globally.

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