Current chairman David D. Holbrook – who has served since 2005, in addition to a previous tenure from 1990-1997 – announced Weiner's election this week.
Weiner has served as TDF's chairman of the executive committee since 2005 and as a member of the finance, program policy and audit committees.
"I'm honored to be named chairman of TDF and lead one of the most respected organizations in the country, which is responsible for making live theatre, dance and music accessible to millions of people each year," Weiner said in a statement. "Under David Holbrook's leadership, TDF has grown in every arena. Our number of constituents continues to increase. TDF's membership is now more than 80,000. We've expanded all of our arts education programs, including Open Doors and Stage Doors and introduced audio description, for theatregoers who are blind or have low vision. David Holbrook has guided TDF back to Brooklyn with a new TKTS Booth and has been instrumental in the revitalization of Duffy Square, home of our new TKTS Booth which just opened to international acclaim."
Weiner was a partner of Sullivan & Cromwell from 1976-2006, where he specialized in corporate finance, corporate governance and investment management law. He currently is of-counsel to the firm. He also serves as chairman of The Acting Company, as a board member of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, for which he was chairman from 1998-2007, and as a board member and general counsel of the Municipal Art Society. He is an independent director of the AllianceBernstein mutual funds and serves on the advisory board of Sustainable Forestry Management Limited.
Established in1968, Theatre Development Fund is the largest not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts in the United States. TDF fosters works of artistic merit by supporting new productions and broadening the audience for live theatre and dance. TDF's programs have filled nearly 72 million theatre seats; provided subsidy support to over 900 plays, including 30 Pulitzer Prize honorees; and returned over 1.6 billion dollars in revenue to thousands of productions. For further information visit TDF.org.