Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre - Chicago
Opened in 1926 as a motion picture palace, designed by George L. and Cornelius W. Rapp for theater managers Balaban and Katz, the Oriental is one of Chicago's most beautiful theaters. Run by Broadway in Chicago, it stages mostly touring companies and pre-Broadway tryouts.
As founder of Broadway In Chicago, it is appropriate for the name James M. Nederlander to grace the marquee of Chicago’s iconic theatre at 24 W. Randolph. The new marquee and signage will be unveiled as the JAMES M. NEDERLANDER THEATRE, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, with the opening of DEAR EVAN HANSEN.