From the Executive Director

Dear CTI Visitor,

Welcome to CTI – the Commercial Theater Institute. 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 theater owners, agents and executives from the many service organizations that support Broadway 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 attend 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 36-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, WickedFun Home, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Hamilton.

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 2016 and 2017 – 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