Monday, April 22, 2024

Broadway Theater Merger We Told You About 2 Weeks Ago Happens: Jujamcyn and Ambassador Marry


I told you on January 31st that Jujamcyn Theaters would merge with Britain’s Ambassador Theater Group.

And it has happened this morning.

The St. James, Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Eugene O’Neill, and Walter Kerr Theaters now leave the control of Jujamcyn for new horizons, Ambassador Theater Group currently owns the Hudson and Lyric Theatres and dozens more around the world.

Jujamcyn President Jordan Roth will head the Board of Directors as the largest individual shareholder of the combined group and serve as Creative Director. Mark Cornell, CEO of ATG, will serve as CEO.

ATG says: “We are delighted to be combining our operations with Jujamcyn. Our combined expertise and capabilities will enable producers and other creatives to bring their visions to life and create the unimaginable for our audiences.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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