From the Executive Director

Dear CTI Visitor,

Someone once said “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life”. If Broadway is your passion and you’re excited by the idea of making a career on the business side of the Great White Way, then the Commercial Theater Institute is the gateway to your future.

CTI’s courses are taught by working professionals, including many of the most successful Broadway producers as well as theater owners, agents and executives from the many organizations that work together to make Broadway’s hits. CTI courses focus on developing practical skills and on the big ideas that shape what millions of people in New York and all over the world see at a Broadway show.

CTI is Broadway’s official place for learning how to produce – it’s a joint venture of The Broadway League, the industry’s umbrella organization, and the Theater Development Fund, the leading not-for-profit that supports theater in New York. CTI has a rich 37-year history of passing knowledge, problem solving skills and creativity from one generation of producers to the next. Graduates have produced or co-produced some of Broadway’s biggest hits like Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Fun Home, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

CTI courses will give you the opportunity to network with these great pros and with other people like you who are passionate about Broadway theater and want to be part of it. It’s a great way to get started or to keep moving forward.

Come join us.

Tom Viertel
Executive Director