about okc broadway
OKC Broadway is a partnership between the Civic Center Foundation and The Nederlander Organization.
The Civic Center Foundation, created in 2001, has served as a partner with the City of Oklahoma City to assist in the funding for capital improvements and maintenance of the Civic Center Music Hall and to ensure it remains a premier performing arts center in the country. The name “Nederlander” has been synonymous with great entertainment since 1912. The Nederlander Organization, led by James L. Nederlander, President, continues the tradition of operating historic theatres, as well as producing and presenting the best in theatrical entertainment and concert events.
OKC Broadway is proud to host a regional awards program for "The Jimmy Award,” a national program that celebrates outstanding student performances in high school musical productions across the United States. OKC Broadway's Kelli O'Hara Awards will debut in 2019. For more information:
THE CIVIC CENTER FOUNDATION
The Civic Center Foundation was formed in 2001 for the Civic Center Music Hall’s grand reopening after the renovations funded by the first Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS I). The Foundation’s goal - to develop resources to foster advocacy for the Civic Center Music Hall and to provide for the improvement, maintenance and support of the CCMH. It adheres to the following mission statement:
To ensure a strong and vibrant performing arts presence in Oklahoma City through continued capital improvements of the Civic Center Music Hall and community-wide educational outreach.
Through fundraising and the ongoing support from suite holders, the Foundation has contributed millions in its partnership with the City.
THE NEDERLANDER ORGANIZATION
The Nederlander Organization is a family owned business founded in 1912 that is one of the largest privately owned live entertainment companies in America today.
Under the leadership of James L. Nederlander, the company oversees an enterprise that encompasses the ownership and/or management of nine Broadway theaters and 16 venues across the country, as well as theatrical producing and concert presentation, concessions and patron services. The Nederlanders’ are prolific producers of over 100 distinguished, award-winning musicals and plays. Notable productions include the current musical biography about Gloria and Emilio Estefan - On Your Feet and School of Rock. Titles currently playing Nederlander Broadway theaters (including On Your Feet) are: Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King, Finding Neverland, An American in Paris, Motown: The Musical and Waitress - with music by Sara Bareilles. The Nederlanders’ are also co–founders of The National High School Musical Theatre Award, named “The Jimmy Award,” a national program that celebrates outstanding student performances in high school musical productions across the United States. For more information on The Nederlander Organization click here.