This March, the Emmy-Award winning series, Treasures of New York, took viewers behind the scenes to explore the history and cultural influence of one of the nation’s great champions of the theater and performing arts: The Drama League, an internationally recognized institute, which not only develops dozens of new plays and musicals each year, but also provides training, workshops, professional development and global exchange programs for emerging theater artists.
Treasures of New York features The Drama League’s renowned Directors Project, a preeminent development program for early and mid-career theater directors. The competitive program has more than 300 alumni working in all aspects of the entertainment profession.
The film also takes viewers into the star-studded Drama League Awards luncheon, the oldest theatrical honorsin North America, an event that is rarely seen on television.
Hosted by Norm Lewis, Broadway, film and television star, and member of The Drama League Board of Directors, the new documentary Treasures of New York: The Drama League premiered on Thursday, March 23 at 8pm on WLIW21 and Sunday, March 26 at 7pm on THIRTEEN. See the whole episode below.
Thank you so much to the funders whose support made Treasures of New York: The Drama League possible: Resolution Life, Debevoise & Plimpton, The Wilson Family; with additional funding provided by Ted Snowdon, Theatre Venture, Inc., Deborah McManus, John Metzner and Stan Ponte, and JoAnn and John Weisel. Treasures of New York is a production of WLIW LLC in association with WNET. WNET is the parent company of WLIW21 and THIRTEEN, New York’s public television stations and operator of NJTV.