Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Kathleen Marshall, Michael Ritchie, Betty Buckley, Nelle Nugent, and Brian Stokes Mitchell attend the Theatre Forward Broadway Roundtable at UBS.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Kathleen Marshall, Michael Ritchie, Betty Buckley, Nelle Nugent, and Brian Stokes Mitchell attend the Theatre Forward Broadway Roundtable at UBS.
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Tony Award winners Betty Buckley (Cats), Kathleen Marshall (In Transit), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Shuffle Along), Nelle Nugent (Love Letters), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson's Jitney), and Center Theatre Group artistic director Michael Ritchie took part in Theatre Forward and UBS' 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3.

The afternoon explored the current Broadway landscape, with Gregory S. Hurst of UBS serving as host and Theatre Forward executive director Bruce E. Whitacre as moderator.

Formerly known as the National Corporate Theatre Fund, Theatre Forward has been dedicated to advancing American theater and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country's leading nonprofit theaters. After a strategic review to guide its future, the organization chose to adopt its new name to more accurately reflect its expanded funding outreach to include foundations and private individuals along with new program offerings, and to be more reflective of its proactive contribution to the arts community at large.

Theatre Forward's Bruce Whitacre joins his Broadway Roundtable panelists for a photo.
Theatre Forward's Bruce Whitacre joins his Broadway Roundtable panelists for a photo.
(© David Gordon)