Nederlander | Pantages Theatre


Founded by David T. Nederlander, the Nederlander Organization began in 1912 with the purchase of a 99-year lease on the old Detroit Opera House. Now into their third generation of theatre development, ownership, management and production, the Nederlander Organization is clearly one of the largest, most experienced operators of live theatre in the world. Under the guidance of its Chairman, James M. Nederlander, the company owns and/or operates more than 20 stage venues worldwide.

The legitimate theatres owned and/or operated by Nederlander presenting dramatic plays, comedies, musicals and dance include in New York on Broadway: the Brooks Atkinson, Gershwin, Lunt-Fontanne, Marquis, Minskoff, Nederlander, Neil Simon, Palace and Richard Rodgers Theatres; Chicago: the Cadillac Palace, Bank of America, Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and the Broadway Playhouse Theatres; Detroit: the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House; Durham: SunTrust Broadway Series; Los Angeles: Pantages Theatre; San Diego: The Broadway Series at the Civic Theatre; San Jose: Broadway San Jose at San Jose Center for Performing Arts; Tucson: TCC Music Hall; Anaheim: The Grove; and in London, England: the Aldwych, Adelphi and Dominion Theatres.

Generally credited with creating the outdoor amphitheater concept as it is known today, the Nederlanders developed a unique ability to maintain a variety booking approach that responded to varied community interests.

The popular music attractions presented by Nederlander have included virtually every star from Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand and others to pop stars such as Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Celine Dion, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, U2 and many more. Amongst the many outdoor amphitheaters and arenas currently operated by Nederlander, are the 6,200-seat Greek Theatre leased from the City of Los Angeles, the 19,000-seat Target Center in Minneapolis, the Santa Barbara Bowl and the 20,000-seat Staples Center Arena in Los Angeles.

For more information about The Nederlander Organization, please visit their official website,

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