About Broadway In Detroit
BROADWAY IN DETROIT
Broadway In Detroit’s beginnings herald back to 1912 when David Tobias (D.T) Nederlander began operating the original Detroit Opera House with the Shubert Brothers.
Through the years, the Nederlander family operated several Detroit area theatres including the Shubert Theatre, the Cass Theatre and the Riviera. It was the Fisher Theatre’s 1961 renovation into a legitimate Broadway house that rocketed the Fisher’s subscription base into the largest in the country at the time.
The Nederlander organization went on to become one of the biggest names on Broadway, at one time controlling nine Broadway theatres with operations across the US, Canada and Great Britain.
Pictured here: DT (Center) with his 5 sons, clockwise from top: Robert, Fred, James, Joe, and Harry.
In 2021, Broadway In Detroit became a part of The Ambassador Theatre Group. Under its leadership, Broadway In Detroit continues to present the best Broadway productions at the Fisher Theatre and other Detroit area venues including the Detroit Opera House and Music Hall. Past productions have featured Broadway’s biggest names such as Carol Channing, Zero Mostel, Robin Givens, Richard Chamberlain, Molly Ringwald, John O’Hurley and more. The Fisher Theatre has hosted the world tour premieres of such Broadway hits as Hello Dolly!, Fiddler On The Roof and Sweet Charity as well as the launch of many national tours including Billy Joel’s Movin Out, the 2010 West Side Story revival, the US Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, and the first ever First National Tour of COMPANY.
Broadway In Detroit is committed to bringing Detroit the best Broadway productions and performances at the Fisher Theatre, the Detroit Opera House, Music Hall and more.
A STAGE FOR EVERYONE
Our stages are a platform for compelling stories – stories that are for all, by all, and of all. We shine our spotlight on our differences and believe that understanding and celebrating these differences makes us better global citizens. We are passionate about the pursuit of true diversity and equality. We strive to make our venues beacons of these ideals in our communities. Onstage and off, we hold ourselves accountable for nurturing an inclusive culture, one in which everyone can bring their authentic selves. At ATG, we provide a stage for everyone.
AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP
Founded in 1992, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the world’s number one live theater company with the vision of helping great shows to find the largest audiences. ATG operates over 50 venues in Britain, North America and Germany. It is an internationally recognized award-winning theater producer with productions in the West End and on Broadway and touring productions in the U.K., North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. ATG is also the market leader in theater ticketing services through ATG Tickets, LOVETheatre and Group Line.
ATG operates the renovated Lyric Theatre, home to the acclaimed Tony Award winner Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the oldest theater on Broadway, the beautifully restored Hudson Theatre. ATG manages and operates the Saenger and Mahalia Jackson theaters in New Orleans; the Majestic and Empire theaters in San Antonio; the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land, Texas; the magnificent Kings Theatre in Brooklyn; and the wonderfully refurbished Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, which re-opened in the summer of 2018 with the critically-acclaimed world premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. ATG also operates San Francisco’s Curran Theatre, where the West Coast premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently playing.
ATG’s current Broadway producing credits include Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker and the upcoming return engagement of the critically acclaimed hit David Byrne’s American Utopia. Other recent producing credits in the U.S. include Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, Sea Wall/A Life, Burn This, Dear Evan Hansen, Pretty Woman: The Musical, A Doll’s House Part 2, Sunday in the Park with George, and Lincoln Center Theater’s The King and I.