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 broughtthe Nederlanders their greatest audiences, rocketing the Fisher’s subscription base into the largest in the country at the time. Over the past 50 years the Nederlander organization has gone 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.
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