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Telephone: 212-764-1122
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

James M. Nederlander To Receive The Broadway League’s Schoenfeld Vision For Arts In Education Award
March 18, 2010
At Gala Benefit In May

The Celebrate Broadway Preservation Fund, Inc. under the direction of The Broadway League, announced today the recipient of its second Schoenfeld Vision for Arts in Education Award : James M. Nederlander, Chairman of The Nederlander Organization.

A benefit to honor James M. Nederlander and to raise funds for arts education and audience development initiatives will take place on Monday, May 17, 2010 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel. One half of the proceeds will be given to the National High School Musical Theatre Awards to support "The Jimmys," a national scholarship program celebrating outstanding student performance and excellence in theatre arts education in high schools across the United States. The other half of the funds will be used to support the arts education and audience development initiatives of The Broadway League.

Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, said, “The festive evening we are planning will showcase the love and respect that our Broadway community feels for James Nederlander. Jimmy's unique and worthwhile contributions to arts education make him the perfect person on whom to bestow this award, just as Gerald Schoenfeld's passion for education inspired The Broadway League to introduce this award in his name.”

The recipients of the first Schoenfeld Vision for Arts in Education Award were the late Gerald Schoenfeld, Chairman of the Shubert Organization and Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education.

Details about this year's event will be announced soon. Limited tickets are available by calling 917-693-7414 for information.