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Encyclopedia > American Theatre Wing

The American Theatre Wing (ATF) is a New York City-based organization "dedicated to supporting excellence and education in theatre," according to its mission statement.


The ATW is the founder and owner of The American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards®, or the Tony Awards, for short. What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater. ...


ATW broadcast the Tony Awards program initially on radio and television locally in New York City; in 1967, it partnered with the League of American Theatres and Producers to present them on network television.


Besides the Tonys, ATW operates an array of programs to support its goals, including the long-running Working In The Theatre series of televised seminars with top practitioners in the field; Downstage Center, a weekly radio theatrical interview show on XM Satellite Radio; a free audio and video archive of theatrical seminars and discussions at www.americantheatrewing.org; a grants and scholarship program awarding more than 50 grants annually to New York not-for-profit theatre companies and theatre students; the annual ATW Henry Hewes Awards for achievement in theatrical design in New York City; SpringboardNYC, a two-week, college-to-career arts "boot camp"; and Theatre Intern Group, a networking and professional development group for young people who work in theatrical offices.


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