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$10,000 Nederlander Award Established

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Detroit's Fisher Theatre, The Nederlander Company and Wayne State University have established the Sarah Applebaum Nederlander Award for Excellence in Theatre. The award will establish a visiting artist fund for the WSU College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.

Affectionately known as "Apple," The Apple Award will be presented to a nationally renowned theatre professional demonstrating excellence in their field. The first recipient of "The Apple" will be announced on Oct. 1, 2001, the Fisher Theatre's anniversary date and will receive $10,000 and a crystal apple.

Nederlander and her husband, David T. (D.T.) Nederlander began a theatrical dynasty carried on by their five sons. The Nederlanders assumed management and bookings for the Fisher Theatre in 1961.