TUCSON (Celebrityaccess) — Nederlander has been selected by UA Presents, the University of Arizona's performing arts group, to manage their operations with an eye towards driving ticket sales and reducing staff turnover.
According to the Tucson Daily Star, the UA will pay $145,000 a year to Nederlander, as well as providing office space to Nederlander, as well as a share of the ticket sales.
“We are hoping the efficiencies gained in having this experienced management company will really give us the freedom to design a slightly different, more interesting season,” Jory Hancock who supervises the arts program for the university told the Daily Star. “The beneficiary of all this is the public.”
Venues include Centennial Hall, Crowder Hall, Fox Tucson Theatre, Rialto Theatre, PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre and the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre.
Centennial Hall already serves as a home to Nederlander's Broadway in Tucson, and its general manager Kearns will continue to oversee day-to-day operations of UA Presents
"The UA Presents staff who support production, along with the front of house personnel, are truly the best in the business. It is a pleasure to work with the Centennial Hall team, knowing that artists will receive the best technical and production support possible and that audiences will be treated with respect and courtesy," Kearns said. – Staff Writers