Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awards $1.3million to the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards

On 12th June 2016 at the 70th annual Tony Awards, it was announced that the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is awarding $1.3million to the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, for the new, national 'Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative'.  The money will go towards establishing a multi-faceted initiative which helps talented students overcome economic barriers to pursue a career in the theatre and provide enterprising state school drama teachers with the resources they need to nurture young talent in their schools. Click here to download the press release. For more information on the American Theatre Wing and how to apply to them for funding, click here. Click here to listen to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Heather Hitchens, CEO of the American Theatre Wing, talking backstage at the Tony Awards about the donation.