You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jill Furman to receive CTI’s Whitehead Award

Kudo to be presented next month

Jill Furman has been named the 2011 recipient of the Commercial Theater Institute’s annual Robert Whitehead Award.

Furman’s credits include Tony winner “In the Heights” and the revival of “West Side Story.” Both productions recently ended their Broadway runs and are touring the country.

Charlotte St. Martin, exec director of the Broadway League, which backs CTI with the Theatre Development Fund, said in a statement that Furman’s award was a victory for women.

“It is exciting to see talented women producers make their mark on Broadway, and no doubt her accomplishments will inspire many more young women to pursue producing for the commercial theater,” she said.

Furman is the fifth woman to win the Whitehead.

CTI bills itself as the nation’s only formal program which specifically trains commercial theater producers.

Furman, an alum of the program, will receive the Whitehead kudo in a March 15 ceremony.

More Legit

  • Springsteen on Broadway opening

    Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run?

    Jill Furman has been named the 2011 recipient of the Commercial Theater Institute’s annual Robert Whitehead Award. Furman’s credits include Tony winner “In the Heights” and the revival of “West Side Story.” Both productions recently ended their Broadway runs and are touring the country. Charlotte St. Martin, exec director of the Broadway League, which backs […]

  • Tracy Letts

    Stagecraft Podcast: Blackmail Led Tracy Letts to Acting (Listen)

    Jill Furman has been named the 2011 recipient of the Commercial Theater Institute’s annual Robert Whitehead Award. Furman’s credits include Tony winner “In the Heights” and the revival of “West Side Story.” Both productions recently ended their Broadway runs and are touring the country. Charlotte St. Martin, exec director of the Broadway League, which backs […]

  • profiles theatre Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Theater: How Chicago Fought Back

    Jill Furman has been named the 2011 recipient of the Commercial Theater Institute’s annual Robert Whitehead Award. Furman’s credits include Tony winner “In the Heights” and the revival of “West Side Story.” Both productions recently ended their Broadway runs and are touring the country. Charlotte St. Martin, exec director of the Broadway League, which backs […]

  • The Band's Visit

    Broadway Box Office: Promising Start for 'The Band's Visit'

    Jill Furman has been named the 2011 recipient of the Commercial Theater Institute’s annual Robert Whitehead Award. Furman’s credits include Tony winner “In the Heights” and the revival of “West Side Story.” Both productions recently ended their Broadway runs and are touring the country. Charlotte St. Martin, exec director of the Broadway League, which backs […]

  • Judd Apatow

    Judd Apatow on Weinstein Co. at Power of Women Luncheon: 'Shut It Down'

    Jill Furman has been named the 2011 recipient of the Commercial Theater Institute’s annual Robert Whitehead Award. Furman’s credits include Tony winner “In the Heights” and the revival of “West Side Story.” Both productions recently ended their Broadway runs and are touring the country. Charlotte St. Martin, exec director of the Broadway League, which backs […]

  • War Paint review

    Broadway Musical 'War Paint' Will Close Earlier Than Expected

    Jill Furman has been named the 2011 recipient of the Commercial Theater Institute’s annual Robert Whitehead Award. Furman’s credits include Tony winner “In the Heights” and the revival of “West Side Story.” Both productions recently ended their Broadway runs and are touring the country. Charlotte St. Martin, exec director of the Broadway League, which backs […]

  • Springsteen on Broadway opening

    'Springsteen on Broadway' Opening: Don't Clap Along With The Boss

    Jill Furman has been named the 2011 recipient of the Commercial Theater Institute’s annual Robert Whitehead Award. Furman’s credits include Tony winner “In the Heights” and the revival of “West Side Story.” Both productions recently ended their Broadway runs and are touring the country. Charlotte St. Martin, exec director of the Broadway League, which backs […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content