The David T. Nederlander Theatre (commonly the "Nederlander Theatre") is a 1,232-seat Broadway theatre located at 208 West 41st Street, in New York City. One of The Nederlander Organzation's nine Broadway theatres, the legacy of the theatre began with David Tobias Nederlander, for whom the theatre is named.
Built by by Walter C. Jordan in 1921, the theatre was originally named the National Theatre. It was renamed the Billy Rose Theatre in 1959, and in 1979 was very briefly renamed the Trafalgar Theatre; it became the David T. Nederlander Theatre in 1980. It housed Times Square Church before The Nederlander Organization sold the Mark Hellinger Theatre to the church's pastor, David Wilkerson.
A wide variety of shows have played the Nederlander, including Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and King Lear, Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, Noel Coward's Private Lives, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. Lena Horne won a 1981 Tony Award for her performance at the Nederlander in her eponymous Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music.
Located in the Times Square Theatre District, the Nederlander is the only Broadway theatre located south of 42nd Street that is currently hosting a performance—the musical Newsies which came to Broadway on March 15,2012. It tells the story of Jack Kelly and his fellow Newsies going on strike against the newspaper. It is based on the News boy strike of 1899. It has won two Tony Awards for Best Choreography and Best Original Score. It has been nominated for a few others too.