About NWE EntertaInment

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, LLC, founded and managed by Robert Nederlander, Jr. a third generation member of the Nederlander entertainment family, manages theatres and presents Broadway productions in emerging international markets, produces international productions for Broadway and elsewhere around the world, and undertakes cultural educational initiatives. NWE's  expertise covers the gamut of theatre management and operations, along with all facets of live entertainment, including ticketing, management, promotion, marketing, and advertising.

Operations in China

NWE is one of the international pioneers in the emerging Chinese cultural Industry, having created the first foreign joint venture in 2005 to operate in China's live performance industry, presented four Broadway shows across China including 42nd Street, the first tour of a Broadway show across China, and the first to present a Chinese show, Soul of Shaolin, on Broadway in New York City.  Today, NWW manages Chinese theatres utilizing the Broadway management model and is now developing Mandarin language productions of Broadway shows.

In 2005 Mr. Nederlander established the first foreign joint venture in the Chinese performance industry.  Since then he has cooperated with numerous Chinese entertainment organizations in theatre management, show production and education initiatives.  Today, through a  Shanghai Joint Venture, NWE jointly manages theatres in Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces.

NWE shows, including 42nd Street, Aida, Fame and Luma have collectively toured through fifteen cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Wuhan, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hefei, Hohot, Nanning, Xiamen, Fuzhou and Chengde.

An outgrowth of production efforts in China, Mr. Nederlander established the "China on Broadway" initiative to bring the best of Chinese culture to Broadway in New York City. NWE presented "Soul of Shaolin," the first production from China to appear on Broadway, at the Marquis Theater. The productions received both Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations. NWE also presented The Dream of the Red Chamber, a production the city of Shanghai gave as a "cultural exchange gift" to the City of New York, at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall Theater.

Educational initiatives in China include The Cultural Trade & Industry Exchange Program in New York, established in conjunction with China's Ministry of Culture, introducing Chinese cultural officials and theatre professionals to all facets of the Broadway industry.  Collaboration with various educational institutions across China including Peking University the Shanghai Theatre Academy, and  collaboration with the Beijing Central Academy of Drama in the creation of a Chinese language version of FAME


Other International Activites

In 2012, NWE Entertainment (NWE) joins forces with Zorlu Property Group to manage and program a performing arts center complex at Istanbul's Zorlu Center.  The Zorlu Center Performing Arts Center, will be comprised of two theatres (one seating approximately 2,300, the other 750) on 50,000 square meters construction area, making this Istanbul's largest multi-purpose performing arts center. Following its highly-anticipated opening in October 2013, the performing arts center will play host to concerts, dance performances, art exhibitions, auctions and Broadway musicals.

In March 2012, Mr. Nederlander and NWE entered into an agreement to manage and operate two theatres in Taiwan, located in the Hualien Hakka Tulou Buildings Humanities Center.  Situated in Hualien City and close to the famed Takoro Gorge visited by millions of visitors each year, the theatres include a world-class 1,350 seat theater in the heart of the development and a 500 seat dramatic house, scheduled to open in 2014.

In November 2011, Mr. Nederlander presented Broadway Ambassadors in Havana as part of the 14th Annual Havana Theatre Festival, the first Broadway style presentation from the United States to take place in Cuba in over 50 years.

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