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Supporting Directors

With over 105 years of history, The Drama League remains one of the nation’s oldest continuously-operating, not-for-profit arts service organizations. 

We deliver opportunities for creative and career advancement for stage directors and the theatrical community, while connecting audiences to their work. We do this through programming in New York City at our home in Tribeca as well as through local, national and international partnerships. Every gift to The Drama League advances our fellowships, residencies, education and public programs.

As a service organization focused on directors our work is more urgent than ever and we are very grateful for your support.

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Joining The Drama League as a member is one of the best ways to contribute to artists as well as enjoy the arts they create!  Learn more about membership.

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The Who’s TOMMY

In 1969, The Who created a rock opera that changed the course of music history. Some 25 years later, The Who’s TOMMY arrived on Broadway, winning 5 Tony Awards and pushing the boundaries of what musical theatre can be. This March, the Amazing Journey resumes in a dazzling new production direct from a record-breaking, groundbreaking Chicago premiere.

The Outsiders

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1967, Ponyboy Curtis, his best friend Johnny Cade and their Greaser family of “outsiders” battle with their affluent rivals, the Socs. This thrilling new Broadway musical navigates the complexities of self-discovery as the Greasers dream about who they want to become in a world that may never accept them. With a dynamic original score, The Outsiders is a story of friendship, family, belonging… and the realization that there is still “lots of good in the world.”


The Drama League is proud to thank the following institutions and individuals for their generous support and leadership, which allows us to sustain and expand our efforts to contribute to the vitality of the American theater.

Howard Gilman Foundation
The Hyde and Watson Foundation
The Sylvia W. and Randle M. Kauders Foundation
The Shubert Foundation
The Leo Shull Foundation for the Arts
Trust for Mutual Understanding
and Drama League Members, Corporations, and Individuals Nationwide!

Drama League programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature 

United States Senator Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand
United States Congressman Jerrold Nadler
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
New York State Senator Brian P. Kavanagh
New York State Assemblymember Deborah Glick
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
New York City Council Member Margaret Chin
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer

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