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San Francisco Theaters To Draw More Concerts With New Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Shorenstein Hays Nederlander Theatres, the San Francisco Bay-based organization that presents the Best of Broadway Series, has struck a deal with concert presenter Pacific Arts Presents to bring additional programming to area theaters.

Pacific Arts Presents, run by former Clear Channel CEO Irv Zuckerman and the St. Louis Fox Theater executive producer of concert events, Steve Litman, will deliver additional concert programming to SHN’s theatres, including the Orpheum, the Golden Gate and the Curran, on nights when the theaters would be dark otherwise.

In a statement, Shorenstein Hays said, “I have a firm commitment to develop exciting new theatre and move SHN forward as a presenter of world class entertainment on our magnificent stages. It is always a thrill to work with like-minded colleagues who share a similar vision. As a major concert promoting enterprise, Pacific Arts Presents is the perfect match in the music business to what SHN represents for theater. Irv Zuckerman and Steve Litman offer the ideal opportunity for SHN to expand our programming and bring new audiences into our theatres,” according to Playbill.

Zuckerman added, “Our mutual goal is to bring the world's greatest concert entertainment to the greatest theatres in San Francisco. We are very excited to work with SHN in these amazing, historic theatres by presenting important artists who rarely perform in such intimate settings. The audience experience will be second to none.”

The productions lined up for this season at SHN's venues include “Avenue Q,” “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Jersey Boys,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Spring Awakening,” “The Color Purple” and “The Wiz.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers