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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Manhattan Theatre Club

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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Manhattan Theatre Club, Inc.
311 West 43rd Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Year, State Incorporated:
1970, New York
MTC Productions
Stated Purpose:
" To produce a season of innovative work with a series of productions as broad and diverse as New York itself; to encourage significant new work by creating an environment in which writers and theater artists are supported by the finest professionals producing theater today; to nurture new talent in playwriting, musical composition, directing, acting and design; and to reach out to young audiences with innovative programs in education and maintain a commitment to cultivating the next generation of theater professionals. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Manhattan Theatre Club, Inc. (MTC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


MTC is committed to bringing theatre to the widest possible audience. Initiatives which enable MTC’s work to reach an ever-growing range of theatergoers include moving successful plays originally produced at MTC’s New York City Center home to larger Broadway or Off-Broadway venues for an extended run; originating certain productions in larger venues; collaborating with leading regional theatres to bring major new American plays to New York; and bringing student and family audiences to our theatres through the ambitious Education program.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director
Highest Paid Executive:
Mr. Barry Grove, Executive Producer
: $448,074
Chair of the Board:
Mr. David C. Hodgson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
General Atlantic, LLC
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals.
Fund raising costs were 19.6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $8,371,306, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on MTC's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Ticket sales


Contributions and grants, non-government


Gala, benefit and special events, net of expenses of $410,566


Other income


Government grants


Royalties, subsidiary rights and co-production


Total Income


Program Expenses  


Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative 9% 
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Beginning net assets $35,783,919
Ending net assets 36,727,412
Total liabilities 4,989,751

Total assets



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