Extension to December 31, 2010.
The Nederlander Organization has extended its management agreement for the Grove of Anaheim, Calif., for another five years. The City of Anaheim has agreed to extend Nederlander's initial three-year contract, which began in Oct. of 2002, to operate, manage and book the Grove of Anaheim through December 31, 2010.
Built in 1997, the Grove is a 1,700-seat venue located adjacent to Anaheim Stadium and owned by the City of Anaheim. The venue hosts more than 250 events annually, including live concerts, comedy, community, corporate and private events. Sellouts for Nederlander at the Grove include Ray Charles, Morrissey, Jill Scott, Cyndi Lauper, George Lopez and Seal, and Nederlander has also booked such Broadway touring productions as Stomp, Rent and this month Grease. Upcoming events at the Grove include Boz Scaggs, James Brown, Michael McDonald and the Gipsy Kings.
Adam Miller is GM at the Grove for Nederlander, a privately owned live entertainment firm established in 1912 that owns and/or operates more than 26 live theatres and music venues in the United States and England. Nederlander Concerts is headquartered in Los Angeles and books, promotes and produces live entertainment for such venues as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, the Staples Center, the Bakersfield, Calif., Centennial Garden, the Save Mart Center in Fresno, the Santa Barbara, Calif., Bowl and the San Diego Civic Theatre. Nederlander also operates the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in cooperation with House of Blues concerts.