The Nederlander Organization, founded in 1912 by David T. Nederlander in Detroit, and currently based in New York City, is one of the largest operators of legitimate theatres and music venues in the United States. Its first acquisition was a lease on the Detroit Opera House in 1912. The building was demolished in 1928. It later operated the Shubert Lafayette Theatre  until its demolition in 1964 and the Riviera Theatre, both in Detroit. Since then, the organization has grown to include nine Broadway theatres – making it the second-largest owner of Broadway theatres after the Shubert Organization – and a number of theaters across the United States, including its current Detroit base in the Fisher Building, five large theaters in Chicago, plus three West End theatres in London, England.
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- Brooks Atkinson Theatre
- Gershwin Theatre
- Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
- Marquis Theatre
- Minskoff Theatre
- Nederlander Theatre
- Palace Theatre
- Richard Rodgers Theatre
- Neil Simon Theatre
West End theatresEdit
- Auditorium Theatre (booking rights; owned by Roosevelt University)
- Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
- Cadillac Palace Theatre
- CIBC Theatre
- Nederlander Theater
Other US venuesEdit
- Centennial Hall – under contract with the University of Arizona, Tucson
- The Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, California
- Pantages Theatre – Los Angeles
- Balboa Theatre – San Diego
- Civic Theatre – San Diego
- San Jose Center for the Performing Arts – San Jose, California
- San Jose Civic Auditorium – San Jose, California
- Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, California
- Fisher Theatre – Detroit
- Detroit Opera House – Detroit; owned and operated by Michigan Opera Theatre
- Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham, North Carolina
- North Charleston Performing Arts Center – North Charleston, South Carolina
Former Broadway theatresEdit
- Biltmore Theatre (sold)
- Henry Miller's Theatre (sold)
- Mark Hellinger Theatre (sold)
- New Amsterdam Theatre (sold)
Other former venuesEdit
- Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, Wisconsin (sold)
- Arie Crown Theater – Chicago (1977–1986; contract ended)
- Arrowhead Pond – Anaheim, California 1994–2004(management Contract ended)
- Birmingham Theatre – Birmingham, Michigan (sold and reverted to cinema)
- Bogart's – Cincinnati (sold)
- Concord Pavilion – Concord, California (management contact ended)
- Curran Theatre – San Francisco (now operated by Carole Shorenstein Hays)
- Fox Tucson Theatre – Tucson, Arizona (changed venues)
- Fox Theatre – San Diego (management contract ended)
- Golden Gate Theatre – San Francisco (now operated by SHN)
- Greek Theatre – Los Angeles (contract ended in 2015)
- Masonic Theatre – Detroit (management contract ended)
- McVickers Theatre – Chicago
- Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, Maryland (sold)
- Morris A. Mechanic Theatre – Baltimore (closed)
- National Theatre – Washington, D.C. (1970–1982)
- New World Music Theater – Tinley Park, Illinois (sold)
- Orpheum Theatre – San Francisco (now operated by SHN)
- Pacific Amphitheatre – Costa Mesa, California (management contact sold)
- Palace West – Phoenix 
- Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, Michigan (sold)
- Poplar Creek Music Theater – Hoffman Estates, Illinois (sold and demolished)
- Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati (booking only, 1984–1999; sold)
- Fox Performing Arts Center – Riverside, California (contract ended)
- Grand Riviera Theater – Detroit (closed and later demolished)
- Shubert Lafayette Theatre – Detroit (demolished)
- Studebaker Theatre – Chicago
- Target Center – Minneapolis (co-managed 2004–2007)
- Taft Theatre – Cincinnati (sold)
- Tucson Music Hall – Tucson (management contact ended)
- Wang Theatre – Boston (1982–1984; contract ended)
- Wilshire Theatre – Beverly Hills, California (1981–1989; contract ended).
In 1993, the Orange County Fair Board purchased the remaining 30 years of Nederlander's 40-year lease on the Pacific Amphitheatre for $12.5 million. The board filed suit against Nederlander in 1995 maintaining that the organization placed restrictive sound covenants in the sale contract that made the venue unusable and therefore eliminated it from competing with the nearby Greek Theatre and Arrowhead Pond.
In January 2014, Nederlander settled a suit with the U.S. Attorney's Office over violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under the consent decree, Nederlander agreed to make alterations within three-years to nine of its theatres in New York to make them more accessible and pay a $45,000 penalty. The case was one in a series filed by the U.S. Attorney against a number of public venues in the city.
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