About Westchester Broadway Theatre
The Longest Running Year-Round Professional Theatre in the State of New York
The Westchester Broadway Theatre (WBT) is the longest-running year-round Equity theatre in the state of New York, with a 45-year history of over 200 main-stage productions and nearly 1000 Monday/Tuesday special events and concerts. Our objective with this world-class venue is to always provide our audiences – which come from far and wide – with the highest production values and most memorable entertainment/dining experiences.
WBT is the only theatre of its kind in Westchester where Broadway performers, directors and designers gather to create this level of Musical Theatre. Each show is produced exclusively for WBT and is approached similarly to a Broadway production: casting Broadway performers at auditions in New York City and engaging the creative staff (Directors, Choreographers, Musical Directors, Live Orchestra, Set, Costume & Lighting Designers, etc.) On musical “dark nights,” WBT has presented nearly 1000 Monday and Tuesday night special events and concerts, featuring top-tier talents such as Jackie Mason, Tom Jones, George Carlin, Paul Anka, Wayne Newton, and Harry Belafonte. With the continued support of our tri-state area audiences, we pledge to continue to present the best in theatre and dining!
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Bob Funking / Bill Stutler
Bob Funking and Bill Stutler have produced more shows than most Broadway producers!
July 9, 2019, marked the 45th anniversary of the Westchester Broadway Theatre and the 26th anniversary of the current, specifically-designed state-of-the-art venue. On July 9, 1974, Bill and Bob pioneered the Dinner Theatre concept in Westchester by designing, building and opening An Evening Dinner Theatre, serving dinner and lunch. Since then, they have evolved their operation into WBT as we know it today, a cultural mainstay of the tri-state area.
In 2004, Bill and Bob were inducted into the Westchester County Business Hall of Fame.