Nederlander and Alaska Center for the Performing Arts today announced their partnership to bring a new series of Broadway subscriptions to the Center beginning in the 2023-2024 season.
Together, a model was developed that moves the tour from Broadway to Alaska by air. The new partnership, Broadway Alaska, will bring the best of Broadway’s major national tours with a four-show first season in fall 2023.
“From New York to London and many other cities across the United States, at Nederlander we are honored to deliver the best live entertainment in so many amazing locations,” said Nick Scandalios, Executive Vice President of The Nederlander. Organization. “We are especially excited to now welcome the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts into the Nederlander family and bring the best of Broadway to Alaska!”
The Nederlander Organization operates a chain of nine theaters on Broadway, over 14 touring venues across the United States and three theaters in London’s West End. In addition to producing numerous concerts, some of Nederlander’s recent Broadway production credits include Mr. Saturday Night, My Fair Lady, The Band’s Visit, On Your Feet!, Pretty Women, Hello Dolly! and more.
“Presenting a first-class annual season on Broadway in Alaska is key to the success of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts and downtown Anchorage,” said Codie Costello, president and CEO of the operating the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. “By partnering with industry leader Nederlander, we are able to secure spectacular programming for our Broadway seasons in Alaska and build a lasting program that will grow audiences for years to come. We are proud to be the newest member of the Nederlander family!”
The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts has served as a center of arts entertainment for the community for nearly 35 years. As a downtown landmark, the Center continued to deliver a diverse season through its 8 resident businesses and other presenters to over 240,000 visitors per year.
Alaska Airlines is the program’s official airline sponsor and is committed to bringing the best of Broadway to Alaskans.
“Alaska Airlines is pleased to sponsor Broadway Alaska and help bring productions to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Supporting the arts in Alaska introduces many people to the joy of a live theatrical event,” said Marilyn Romano, Regional Vice President, Alaska Airlines.
GCI is the program’s official technology partner and has worked for more than 40 years to provide communications and technology services to some of Alaska’s most remote communities.
“We are thrilled to support Broadway Alaska, a program that will strengthen our economy through arts and culture and foster a culture of inclusivity,” said Kate Slyker, Chief Marketing Officer of GCI.
Broadway Alaska’s inaugural season will debut in fall 2023 and will include four multi-week hit shows to be announced in fall 2022. At that time, season passes for highly anticipated titles will go on sale. to the public.
Information on the sale of Broadway Alaska Season Packages will be announced at a later date.
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (ACPA) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1988, to manage, operate and maintain the multi-venue performing arts complex owned by the City of Anchorage and known as the name “PAC”. ACPA hosts a number of production and broadcast organizations each year, including 8 resident companies, provides production management and technical expertise, ticketing and marketing through its CenterTix service and additional event services for more of 240,000 customers who take advantage of the installation each year. Additionally, APAC employs over 40 regular staff members, is home to IATSE Local 918 and the Ushering in the Arts program with over 350 volunteers.
ACPA’s mission is to live and love the arts! The PAC is the place to be. A gathering place where everyone is welcome to share the arts as a passion and a way of life. ACPA’s vision is to advance the arts in Alaska and make them accessible to all.
In 1912 Nederlander started as a family business in Detroit, MI. Now in its third generation of theater development, ownership, management, promotion and production, Nederlander is one of the largest, most experienced and successful national operators of prestigious entertainment facilities in the world. In the United States, Nederlander owns and operates 14 Broadway and United States theaters, as well as three theaters in the United Kingdom; it also presents a Broadway series in 35 North American markets. For over 109 years, the company has experienced steady growth, leadership and development and has become synonymous with great entertainment.
Nederlander continues the tradition of operating historic theatres, producing and presenting the very best in theatrical events and concerts, and innovating new ways to engage future generations of audiences.