September 23, 1989 |
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.
April 2, 2008 |
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.
August 15, 1990 |
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."
August 11, 1987 |
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.
July 17, 1990 |
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 |
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.