Chenoweth, Olivio, Scott et al. Join Broadway Preservation Benefit Honoring Nederlander, 5/17

The Celebrate Broadway Preservation Fund, Inc. under the direction of The Broadway League, selected the recipient of its second Schoenfeld Vision for Arts in Education Award: James M. Nederlander, Chairman of The Nederlander Producing Company of America. A benefit to honor James M. Nederlander and to raise funds for arts education and audience development initiatives will take place on Monday, May 17, 2010 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

The evening's entertainment will include Broadway stars Kristin Chenoweth (Promises, Promises), Heather Headley (Aida), Karen Olivo (West Side Story) and Sherie Rene Scott (Everyday Rapture) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) will be the host.

For tables and tickets, please contact Suzanne Tobak at or 917-693-7414.
One half of the proceeds will be given to the National High School Musical Theatre Awards to support "The Jimmys," a national scholarship program celebrating outstanding student performance and excellence in theatre arts education in high schools across the United States. The other half of the funds will be used to support the arts education and audience development initiatives of The Broadway League.

The Broadway League is the official trade association for the Broadway theatre industry, operating under the "Now THAT'S Broadway!" banner, which signifies genuine Broadway productions and events. Founded in 1930 as the League of New York Theatres, the League is a membership organization whose 600-plus members include Theatre Owners and operators, producers, presenters, general managers, and suppliers of theatrical goods and services. Each year The Broadway League and its members bring Broadway theatre to nearly 30 million people in more than 240 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Visit for more information.

League programs include the Broadway Concierge & Ticket Center, Broadway's centralized full-price ticket outlet and customer-service headquarters located in the Times Square Visitor Center; co-presentation of the Tony Awards® with the American Theatre Wing;, a multilingual Internet source for show tickets and information; the Touring Broadway Awards®, the first awards program recognizing excellence in touring Broadway productions; Broadway on Broadway® (with the Times Square Alliance), an annual outdoor concert in Times Square; Internet Broadway Database® at; and Kids' Night on Broadway®, a national audience development program.


Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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