Mission & History of The Prospect Theater

Prospect Theater Company is dedicated to a bright future for the American musical.
We develop and produce new works, envisioned and implemented by emerging artists.
Our artists work in diverse genres and styles but share an interest in re-inventing the art form of musical theater for the 21st Century.

Prospect creates educational and training opportunities, and sustains a supportive network within the field. We provide a forum for artists and audiences to connect and learn from each other, and we foster the work of a vibrant community of both emerging and established artists.

Through the stories we tell, many of which are inspired by history or classic works of literature, we strive to connect theater’s present to its past—in order to build its future. We value intelligent, thought-provoking work, which reverberates with history and resonates in the heart.

Since its incorporation in June of 1998, Prospect Theater Company has supported an outstanding and diverse group of emerging artists in NYC’s off-Broadway scene. Originally founded by five graduates of Princeton University, Prospect has grown to include a network of over 1,000 artists. Over the past decade, we have presented the New York and/or world premieres of more than 30 new musicals.

The Prospect Theater Company

I was so pleased to join this amazing group of theatrical professionals and theater lovers, many of whom I am proud to have shared a stage with in college, as a member of The Prospect Theater Company’s Board of Directors:

Board of Directors

Jane Abramson
Robert Gurman

Stephanie Grayson

David Milberg
Tira Harpaz, Vice-President
Melissa Huber*
Jesse L. Kearney, Jr., President
Ann Korff, Treasurer

Jason Ma

Julie L. Miller, Secretary
Peter Mills*
Cara Reichel*
Tony Vallés*

Board Emeritus
Clark Gesner

*Founding Company Member

After a long pandemic and some amazing moments of virtual theater, we are happy, as a company to be getting back to what we do best: New Musicals live and on stage for a real audience to take in.

Prospect Theater Company’s Commitment to Anti-Rasicm

Prospect Theater Company’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

What You Just Missed


an interactive outdoor arts experience

Sunday, May 16, 1p – 4:30p

Saturday, May 22, 1p – 4:30p

(weather permitting)

Come “play” in Riverside Park with Prospect!  Follow a group of artist guides as they direct you through the trees of Crabapple Grove.  Along the path, choose your own adventure from an array of 15 original stories penned by a line-up of imaginative theater creators, and engage with a tale created just for you! 

This is a guided “walk-through” experience with audience groups of 12 people gaining timed entry every 15 minutes.  Audience groups will begin together at a set time, but each person’s walk is individually determined and may take slightly different lengths of time to complete.

Who knows what clever and inventive things we will think of next!

Find out more at prospecttheater.org

About David Milberg

David Milberg is an experienced financial analyst and entrepreneur from New York City. Milberg is a proud father of three kids. Milberg graduated from Princeton University with a BA in History and graduated from Columbia University with an MBA. David Milberg currently serves as a Senior Vice President at Milberg Factors, Inc.

Over his tenure at Milberg Factors, David has also been involved in numerous not-for-profit activities. In light of David’s charitable work, he was honored in the year 2000 by the accountants and bankers division of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York and by the Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Foundation. David Milberg has also been active in the Lincoln Center Business Council.

David Milberg has invested in such major broadway productions as Mel Brook’s The Producers, The Weir, and the hit revival of Pippin directed by Diane Paulus and starring Tony Award Winner Patina Miller at the Leading Player. David sits on the Board of Trustees for The Prospect Theater Company and is a fervent supporter of the Lincoln Center Theater. David Milberg presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Triangle Club, where he was Vice-Chairman.

David Milberg has a rich, varied background in musical theater and live stage performance.

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