Broadway impresario Jimmy Nederlander dies aged 94
Broadway theatre owner and impresario James M Nederlander has died aged 94.
Known as Jimmy Nederlander, he was chairman of the Nederlander Organization, which owns nine Broadway theatres as well as three in the West End: the Dominion, the Aldwych and the Adelphi, which it owns in association with Really Useful Group.
During his career – which spanned more than 70 years – he produced a number of prolific shows, including Annie, La Cage aux Folles, Nine, Noises Off, Peter Pan and Sweet Charity.
Andrew Lloyd Webber was among theatre figures who have been paying their respects on Twitter.
Farewell Jimmy, truly the end of a great theatrical era. ALW.
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) July 26, 2016
Over lunch at Gallagher’s once, Jimmy Nederlander Sr. told me he always went to his shows’ first preview. Why? “Because ya got what ya got.”
— Peter Marks (@petermarksdrama) July 26, 2016
Huge loss for the Nederlander family and the bway community in general, rest in peace to a class act man, Jimmy Nederlander.
— Alexandria Suaréz (@Sca1618) July 26, 2016
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