The CIM Group, owners, and operators of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, has joined forces with The Hollywood Pantages Theatre, on Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles, California to bring Broadway programming to their iconic venue. The Dolby, which can be found at Hollywood and Highland Center, will soon house Broadway productions beginning in 2020. Both theatres hold famed locations on Hollywood Boulevard and provide distinct entertainment options.
James L. Nederlander, President of the Nederlander Organization said, “My father first began investing in Hollywood in 1977 when he purchased The Pantages Theatre. Since then we have had one goal, which is to bring the best of Broadway to all of Los Angeles. That commitment is strengthened with our agreement to begin presenting shows at Dolby Theatre in 2020. Audiences from all over Los Angeles and beyond will be thrilled to have yet another terrific venue in which to enjoy the Best of Broadway on the West Coast.”
The Dolby Theatre, known for hosting many high profile television events including the annual Academy Awards, is a centerpiece Los Angeles entertainment, housing television productions, movie premieres, concerts, cultural, civic and arts events. Recent programming at Dolby has included several seasons of America’s Got Talent; the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award – George Clooney; film premieres for Blank Panther and Solo: A Star Wars Story; showcases for Trevor Noah, Andrea Bocelli, Carol Burnett, and Neil deGrasse Tyson; and The Paley Center for Media’s Paleyfest.
A historic venue in its own right, The Hollywood Pantages Theatre is a popular destination for Broadway tours, many of which have drawn heightened interest in recent years for long-term engagements. By partnering with the Dolby Theatre, a “richly appointed and technically sophisticated theatre,” the opportunity for more sit-down productions in Los Angeles increases, affording these “complementary venues to further cement Hollywood as the entertainment capital.”
“Broadway is creating captivating productions that are enjoying sold-out runs in New York and on tour. This arrangement benefits Los Angeles and the region as audiences will be drawn to an expanded array of acclaimed productions available in Hollywood,” said Shaul Kuba, Co-Founder, and Principal of CIM Group. “Dolby Theatre is internationally recognized and with its advanced technology that provides for state-of-the-art sound and projection, television production capabilities and stunning interior, it is a sought-after option for a host of productions. The Hollywood Pantages Theatre bringing Broadway shows to Dolby Theatre complements our program lineup.”
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.