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.

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment (NWE) is one of the pioneers in international theatrical industry covering every aspect of the industry from venue design and operation, show creation, touring and production as well as education and ancillary services.



Operating for over 15 years in the Chinese cultural Industry, NWE 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, NWE manages Chinese theatres utilizing the Broadway management model and is now developing Mandarin language productions of Broadway shows.

Chinese tours include, in part, West Side Story, 42nd Street. Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA, Fame: The Musical; Luma and Broadway Rox.  Nederlander shows have toured through eighteen cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Wuhan, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hefei, Hohot, Nanning, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Chengdu, Tiacang, Changzhou 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. Mr. Nederlander 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



On December 24, 2014 NWE opened RENT at the Bertolt Brecht Theatre in Havana for a three month run.  This Spanish language production with an all Cuban cast, produced in partnership with the Cuban National Council of the Performing Arts, is the first authentic Broadway musical produced and presented in the nation of Cuba in over 50 years.  http://rent.nederlanderworld.com Previously, NWE presented Broadway Ambassadors at the 2011 Havana Theatre festival, a concert featuring leading Broadway actors performing the best of the Broadway song book.

In the fall of 2015, NWE will tour RENT from Havana through seven markets across Latin America and culminating with a limited run special engagement on Broadway.  The Broadway production of RENT from Havana will be the first performance in Spanish on Broadway in New York City, and the first to include a full Cuban cast.

Future initiatives include the creation of original Cuban productions and facility management operations in Havana and elsewhere.



In 2012, NWE Entertainment (NWE) joins forces with Zorlu Property Group to open, program and produce localized productions for a world-class performing arts center complex at Istanbul's Zorlu Center.  The Zorlu Center for the Performing Arts is comprised of three theatres (2,300, 750 and 300 seats) on 50,000 square meters construction area, making this Istanbul's largest multi-purpose performing arts center. Following its highly-anticipated opening in November 2013, the performing arts center has been host to concerts, dance performances, art exhibitions, auctions and Broadway musicals including Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jersey Boys, Beauty and the Beast, and Hugh Jackman in Concert.



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 2015.


International Education Programs

Mr. Nederlander and New York Institute of Technology have jointly developed a Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree program which specializations in Business, Art and Technology, and is designed primarily for international arts managers and students worldwide.  The program, based out of NYIT's New York City campus located on Broadway, is designed for the training of arts practitioners in managerial and financial skills, within the context of pertinent artistic disciplines, and an understanding of marketing dynamics and the business environment as well as matters relevant to the artist and 21st century artistic process.  http://www.nyit.edu/arts_leadership.  The program's inaugural class will begin in June, 2015.


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