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Nederlander Organization

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Nederlander Organization
Company typePrivate
Founded1912; 112 years ago (1912) in Detroit, Michigan, United States
FounderDavid Nederlander
United States
Key people
James L. Nederlander
James M. Nederlander
Joseph Z. Nederlander

The Nederlander Organization, founded in 1912 by David T. Nederlander in Detroit, and currently based in New York City, is one of the largest operators of live theaters and music venues in the United States. Its first acquisition was a lease on the Detroit Opera House in 1912. The building was demolished in 1928. It later operated the Shubert Lafayette Theatre [1] until its demolition in 1964 and the Riviera Theatre, both in Detroit. Since then, the organization has grown to include nine Broadway theaters, making it the second-largest owner of Broadway theaters after the Shubert Organization, and a number of theaters across the United States, including five large theaters in Chicago, plus three West End theatres in London.

Current venues[edit]

Broadway theatres[edit]

West End theatres[edit]

Chicago theatres[edit]

Other US venues[edit]

Former venues[edit]

Former Broadway theatres[edit]

Other former venues[edit]

Subscription series[edit]

Broadway Direct[edit]

The Nederlander Organization, led by President James L. Nederlander and Executive Vice President Nick Scandalios, established Broadway Direct in 2011 to help its patrons around the country stay connected to every show on Broadway. With this insider access, they are able to bring you the latest Broadway news, behind-the-scenes stories, backstage videos, and expert tips to help patrons find their next show! From navigating ticketing, to in-theatre experience, to keeping fans connected to Broadway after the curtain comes down, Brodway Direct has with one mission: to make your Broadway experience the best it can be.[26]

Legal actions[edit]

In 1993, the Orange County Fair Board purchased the remaining 30 years of Nederlander's 40-year lease on the Pacific Amphitheatre for $12.5 million. The board filed suit against Nederlander in 1995 maintaining that the organization placed restrictive sound covenants in the sale contract that made the venue unusable and therefore eliminated it from competing with the nearby Greek Theatre and Arrowhead Pond.[27]

In January 2014, Nederlander settled a suit with the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York City over violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under the consent decree, Nederlander agreed to make alterations within three-years to nine of its theatres in New York to make them more accessible and pay a $45,000 penalty. The case was one in a series filed by the U.S. Attorney against a number of public venues in the city.[28]


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  19. ^ Robinson, Alicia (July 20, 2014). "RIVERSIDE: New Fox theater team gets good reviews". The Press-Enterprise. Riverside. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
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  21. ^ Austin, Dan. "Shubert-Lafayette Theatre". Historic Detroit. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  22. ^ Schwartz, Arnold (March 23, 1963). "Fine Arts Building". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  23. ^ Foster, Catherine (May 24, 1984). "Transforming the Wang Center from pauper to Prince Charming". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  24. ^ Drake, Sylvie (September 28, 1989). "Why the Nederlanders Are Out at Wilshire". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  25. ^ Shirley, Don (June 16, 1996). "New Image for Civic Light Opera". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  26. ^ https://broadwaydirect.com/about/#:~:text=Broadway%20Direct%E2%84%A2.,to%20every%20show%20on%20Broadway.
  27. ^ Hua, Thao (June 9, 1998). "Verdict Yields to Settlement Over County Concert Site". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  28. ^ "Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files And Simultaneously Settles Lawsuit Against Nederlander Organization Covering Nine Of Broadway'S Most Historic Theaters" (Press release). US Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2014.

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