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July 20, 1991
After publication of my complaint about not being able to hear "M. Butterfly" at the Wilshire Theatre ("Seeing the Show," Saturday Letters, July 13) and sending a copy to the Nederlander Organization, I was offered and accepted house seats to attend again. I also received a call from playwright David Henry Hwang apologizing for the acoustical problems that we experienced and offering his house seats for a performance. I thanked him--after my goose bumps subsided. JAN CHAMOT Woodland Hills
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June 29, 2009 | David Ng
A planned stage adaptation of Michael Jackson's 1983 "Thriller" music video is in limbo after the pop star's untimely death. In January, The Times reported that the Nederlander Organization acquired the rights to produce a musical version of "Thriller" with the intention of involving Jackson in "every aspect of the creative process." The stage adaptation was to include songs from two of his albums, 1982's "Thriller" and 1979's "Off the Wall." Now plans for the show appear to be up in the air. "We just don't know what's going to happen, and that's all we're saying for now," said a spokesman for Nederlander in New York.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Scrooge on Hold : A production of "Scrooge," scheduled to open Dec. 8 at the Wilshire Theatre, was canceled Monday when George C. Scott withdrew as the star. His agent Dan Kossow said from New York that Scott withdrew "because payment had not been made in a timely fashion" and Scott was concerned that the "delay would reflect on the quality of the production." As of Monday, no contracts had been signed, either with the theater or with Scott.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2008 | Diane Haithman
The Los Angeles production of "Wicked" at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre will close on Jan. 11 after 791 performances and 12 previews, its producers announced Tuesday. The Broadway musical, a "Wizard of Oz" prequel that tells the story of the childhood friendship of Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba, green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West, opened Feb. 21, 2007, for an open-ended run. Since then, more that 1.5 million have attended the show, and it has grossed more than $90 million. Producer Marc Platt said that although "Wicked" has strong attendance, the Nederlander Organization, which owns and operates the Pantages, needed to make room at the theater for new shows in order accommodate its subscriber base.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 1989 | DON SHIRLEY
The owners of the 1,998-seat Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills are removing the Nederlander Organization from its position as operator of the theater, it was announced Friday. Stagen Realty and Management Inc. hopes to either sell or lease the building to someone who will "take full advantage of the theater's potential, which we feel the present operators have not accomplished," said Tom Stagen, president of the realty firm. In 1986, Stagen filed breach-of-lease litigation against Nederlander.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2008 | Diane Haithman
The Los Angeles production of "Wicked" at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre will close on Jan. 11 after 791 performances and 12 previews, its producers announced Tuesday. The Broadway musical, a "Wizard of Oz" prequel that tells the story of the childhood friendship of Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba, green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West, opened Feb. 21, 2007, for an open-ended run. Since then, more that 1.5 million have attended the show, and it has grossed more than $90 million. Producer Marc Platt said that although "Wicked" has strong attendance, the Nederlander Organization, which owns and operates the Pantages, needed to make room at the theater for new shows in order accommodate its subscriber base.
SPORTS
August 15, 1990 | CHUCK MELVIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Robert Nederlander, president of the Nederlander Organization of theatrical producers, was named today to succeed George Steinbrenner as general partner of the New York Yankees. The limited partners met this morning with Steinbrenner, who must resign by Monday under his agreement with Commissioner Fay Vincent. "I have great confidence in Robert," Steinbrenner said. "As far as I'm concerned, I couldn't have got a better man."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1987 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Times Staff Writer
Taped music was used at Rudolf Nureyev's performance Friday at the Greek Theatre without permission from the local chapter of the American Federation of Musicians, causing the union Monday to declare the incident a "wholesale attack on the musician" and to demand more than $8,000 compensation from the Nederlander Organization, which operates the amphitheater. "It's a blatant violation of our contract," said Bernie Flischer m president of Local 47.
NEWS
July 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Justice Department said it will file a civil antitrust suit this week opposing a proposed alliance between Orange County's two outdoor pop concert facilities, charging that a merger would reduce competition, not enhance it as parties to the deal have argued. Operators of the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa plan to join with a major food concessions firm in buying a controlling interest in the venue's longtime rival in the concert market, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
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July 1, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Attorneys for the Orange County Fairgrounds asked a Superior Court judge Tuesday to revoke sound regulations governing the Pacific Amphitheatre. In legal filings and during oral arguments, the lawyers contended that the noise rules were impossible to follow during concerts and other events, rendering the theater useless, said Jill Lloyd, spokeswoman for the fairgrounds.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2001 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks board next meets to pick a promoter to run the city-owned Greek Theatre, it might not like the choices any more than the ones it rejected this week. In fact, there might be no new bids to even consider. Blame consolidation in the concert industry. Only two bidders came forward to compete for the potentially lucrative contract to host shows at the 70-year-old amphitheater.
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February 22, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Writing the latest chapter in one of City Hall's most protracted political feuds, the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission voted Wednesday to reject bids from both Nederlander and House of Blues for a 10-year Greek Theatre operating contract, and to seek new proposals. The commission--which has deadlocked three times on who should run the theater--voted 3 to 1 to reopen the bidding process.
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February 15, 1999 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All Jeanne Brown and Laurie Lusk wanted was a little peace and quiet. Now, the two former Costa Mesa neighbors have been stuck with a bill for $3.3 million in legal fees. Brown, who lives on her husband's military pension and Social Security, and Lusk, a homemaker, could be left penniless by their latest effort to keep noise down at events at the Pacific Amphitheatre.
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July 1, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Attorneys for the Orange County Fairgrounds asked a Superior Court judge Tuesday to revoke sound regulations governing the Pacific Amphitheatre. In legal filings and during oral arguments, the lawyers contended that the noise rules were impossible to follow during concerts and other events, rendering the theater useless, said Jill Lloyd, spokeswoman for the fairgrounds.
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June 29, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Though the multimillion-dollar lawsuit that kept it shuttered for three years has been settled, troubles still plague the Pacific Amphitheatre like a case of tinnitus. One question, perhaps the most important one, still rings: How loud should performers at the 18,500-seat complex at the Orange County Fairgrounds be allowed to play? A hearing Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court may finally put an end to the 10-year-old debate. Judge Robert E.
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June 9, 1998 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lawsuit that has kept the Pacific Amphitheatre closed for three years was settled late Monday just as jurors were about to reveal their verdict in the $12.5-million civil action. But the Costa Mesa facility on the Orange County Fairgrounds isn't ready to book any acts yet. An Orange County Superior Court judge still must decide acceptable noise levels at the 18,500-seat concert venue.
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July 17, 1990 | MARK LANDSBAUM and RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that it will file a civil antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed merger of Orange County's two giant outdoor rock and pop music facilities. "It appears that the proposed transaction would create a monopoly in concert venues in Orange County," said James F. Rill, assistant attorney general in charge of the antitrust division. "We found no circumstances that would justify this result, which we believe would adversely affect consumers."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1990 | MARK LANDSBAUM and RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The U.S. Justice Department says it will file a civil antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed merger of Orange County's two largest outdoor rock and pop music facilities.
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October 28, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the Orange County Fair Board bought the Pacific Amphitheatre two years ago, the plan was to reopen it as a gussied up showcase for classical music, jazz and light rock. No more of the high-decibel rap and heavy metal that angered neighbors and mired the outdoor theater in more than a decade of lawsuits. But Friday, after spending millions of dollars retooling sound equipment and remodeling, the board gave up, throwing the future of the amphitheater once again in doubt.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM
After 11 often troublesome and seldom profitable years of promoting pop concerts under the stars at the Pacific Amphitheatre, the Nederlander Organization will try its luck indoors as the newly appointed exclusive concert promoter at the Anaheim Arena. Nederlander and Ogden Entertainment Services, the arena's co-owner and operator, announced the agreement but would not divulge the terms of the contract that they hope will bring 25 pop shows to the arena in 1994.
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