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February 4, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The cheering Thursday night at the Mark Taper Forum began backstage, half an hour before the house lights went down for Act 1 of "Clybourne Park. " That's when Jordan Roth, head of the company that owns Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre, phoned the cast members to assure them that they'll still have jobs after Feb. 26, when the show will end its L.A. run. The withdrawal of a key producer earlier this week had threatened to abort the Taper production's transfer...
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February 4, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The cheering Thursday night at the Mark Taper Forum began backstage, half an hour before the house lights went down for Act 1 of "Clybourne Park. " That's when Jordan Roth, head of the company that owns Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre, phoned the cast members to assure them that they'll still have jobs after Feb. 26, when the show will end its L.A. run. The withdrawal of a key producer earlier this week had threatened to abort the Taper production's transfer...
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August 7, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Broadway's 68-year-old Ritz Theatre, which is undergoing a $1.9-million face lift, is also going to sport a new name. The owners, Jujamcyn Theaters, say the Ritz will be known henceforth as the Walter Kerr, after the former New York Herald Tribune and New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning critic. Kerr, 76, is only the third member of the critical community to have a theater named after him. Brooks Atkinson and Harold Clurman were the others.
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February 2, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
For the second time this season, Center Theatre Group's hopes of gaining some regard on Broadway — and with it, perhaps some cash — appear to have run aground because of decisions by commercial producers outside the L.A. nonprofit theater's control. "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning sequel to Lorraine Hansberry's classic 1959 drama, "A Raisin in the Sun," has been a critically acclaimed smash in its current run at the Mark Taper Forum, but a transfer to Broadway may be off because of a dispute between Norris and Scott Rudin, a key producer in the planned April staging at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
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September 9, 2009 | Associated Press
Jordan Roth will head Jujamcyn Theaters, the organization that owns and operates five Broadway theaters. He replaces Rocco Landesman, who was confirmed last month as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Roth, 33, will also acquire a 50% ownership in the company. He joined Jujamcyn in 2005 as resident producer and was elevated to vice president the next year.
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May 13, 2009 | David Ng
Rocco Landesman, a Broadway impresario known for his colorful personality and blunt candor, has reportedly been chosen by the Obama administration to lead the National Endowment for the Arts. According to a report in the New York Times, the White House will nominate Landesman for the position of chairman at the NEA, a post that was previously held by Dana Gioia. The formal announcement is expected to come today.
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June 10, 1997 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new partnership between Pace Theatrical Group and Jujamcyn Theaters, revealed Monday, will create a giant new force in commercial theater and may rewrite some of the rules governing the relationship between Broadway and commercial theater outside New York. By joining forces, the two companies will control the touring programming at 42 North American theaters, at Jujamcyn's five Broadway theaters and at four theaters in England.
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February 2, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
For the second time this season, Center Theatre Group's hopes of gaining some regard on Broadway — and with it, perhaps some cash — appear to have run aground because of decisions by commercial producers outside the L.A. nonprofit theater's control. "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning sequel to Lorraine Hansberry's classic 1959 drama, "A Raisin in the Sun," has been a critically acclaimed smash in its current run at the Mark Taper Forum, but a transfer to Broadway may be off because of a dispute between Norris and Scott Rudin, a key producer in the planned April staging at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
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January 29, 1995 | Barbara Isenberg, Barbara Isenberg is a Times staff writer
It was early summer in 1987 and things were not going well for Jujamcyn Theaters. The smallest of Broadway's three theater chains had more houses empty than full and losses were mounting. "I thought," says owner James Binger, "that our management could be improved." Binger had his eye on Rocco Landesman, a former Yale professor of dramatic literature and criticism whose first try at producing was the Tony-winning musical "Big River," then playing at Binger's Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
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January 26, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean," which struggled to get to Broadway, will close there Feb. 6 after 72 regular performances. "We were simply unable to build an audience during the historically harsh months of January and February," Jujamcyn Theaters President Rocco Landesman said in a written statement Tuesday. The play, which had an earlier run at the Mark Taper Forum, originally was scheduled to open on Broadway on Nov. 11 but had to postpone that date after a major investor pulled out.
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September 9, 2009 | Associated Press
Jordan Roth will head Jujamcyn Theaters, the organization that owns and operates five Broadway theaters. He replaces Rocco Landesman, who was confirmed last month as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Roth, 33, will also acquire a 50% ownership in the company. He joined Jujamcyn in 2005 as resident producer and was elevated to vice president the next year.
NATIONAL
May 13, 2009 | David Ng
Rocco Landesman, a Broadway impresario known for his colorful personality and blunt candor, has reportedly been chosen by the Obama administration to lead the National Endowment for the Arts. According to a report in the New York Times, the White House will nominate Landesman for the position of chairman at the NEA, a post that was previously held by Dana Gioia. The formal announcement is expected to come today.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1997 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new partnership between Pace Theatrical Group and Jujamcyn Theaters, revealed Monday, will create a giant new force in commercial theater and may rewrite some of the rules governing the relationship between Broadway and commercial theater outside New York. By joining forces, the two companies will control the touring programming at 42 North American theaters, at Jujamcyn's five Broadway theaters and at four theaters in England.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1995 | Barbara Isenberg, Barbara Isenberg is a Times staff writer
It was early summer in 1987 and things were not going well for Jujamcyn Theaters. The smallest of Broadway's three theater chains had more houses empty than full and losses were mounting. "I thought," says owner James Binger, "that our management could be improved." Binger had his eye on Rocco Landesman, a former Yale professor of dramatic literature and criticism whose first try at producing was the Tony-winning musical "Big River," then playing at Binger's Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Broadway's 68-year-old Ritz Theatre, which is undergoing a $1.9-million face lift, is also going to sport a new name. The owners, Jujamcyn Theaters, say the Ritz will be known henceforth as the Walter Kerr, after the former New York Herald Tribune and New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning critic. Kerr, 76, is only the third member of the critical community to have a theater named after him. Brooks Atkinson and Harold Clurman were the others.
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