FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear CTI Visitor,

Welcome to CTI – the Commercial Theater Institute. I am very excited to be taking the reins of this invaluable program and equally delighted that you’re here exploring its possibilities. CTI has long been the leader in providing an education in commercial producing for Broadway and beyond. At CTI, you can gain an overview of the work of a Broadway producer or focus on the subjects that interest you in great detail.

Taught by working professionals – including many of the most honored contemporary American producers as well as executives from the service organizations that support their productions – CTI focuses both on practical issues and on the broader thinking that shape what millions of people in New York and all over the world will see when they see a Broadway show.

A joint venture of the industry umbrella organization, The Broadway League, and the leading not-for-profit supporter of Broadway, the Theater Development Fund, CTI has a rich 30 year history of passing institutional knowledge, problem solving skills and creativity from one generation of producers to the next. Graduates have gone on to produce or co-produce some of Broadway’s biggest hits like The Book of Mormon, Wicked, The Producers, Hairspray, Rent and Death of a Salesman.

Since you’re on this site, I imagine you’re either thinking about the idea of becoming involved in Broadway or have started and want to deepen your knowledge. In either case, I urge you to try one of our many offerings in 2014 – you’ll find them enormously informative and fun. You’ll also have a chance to network with others like yourself and with many of Broadway’s top professionals. It’s a great way to get started or to keep moving forward.

I hope you’ll join us – this is one of the most magical things you can do in life.

All best,

Tom Viertel
Executive Director