Legendary producer James M. Nederlander now has a street named after him.
The man behind shows such as Annie and Nine and the patriarch of the Nederlander dynasty has now been memorialized with his very own alleyway, running between 46th and 45th Streets parallel to Broadway.
Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Julie Menin, Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin, and Nederlander's son James L. Nederlander hosted a dedication ceremony November 9 for the James M. Nederlander Alley, in honor of the late chairman of the Nederlander Organization who passed away in July 2016 at the age of 94.
All three stressed how much Nederlander deserved this honor, adding that few have done more for Broadway and the community. And of course, Nederlander's distinctive voice was lovingly referenced and imitated by his son during his remarks.
Flip through photos of the dedication below:
James M. Nederlander built The Nederlander Organization, one of the largest private live entertainment companies in the world that now encompasses venue ownership and management, theatrical producing, concert presentation, merchandising, concessions, and patron services.
Beloved by the industry, Mr. Nederlander was the recipient of many honors, including the United Nations Foundation Champion Award (2012), The Broadway League’s Schoenfeld Vision for Arts Education Award (2011), the New York Pops' Man of the Year (2008), the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement (2004), The Actors Fund Medal of Honor (2002), United Jewish Appeal-New York Federations’ Bernard B. Jacobs Excellence in the Theatre Award (1997), and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located outside the Pantages Theatre.