Jordan Roth, president of Broadway venue operators Jujamcyn Theaters, has become the principal owner of the company, according to Variety. Roth, who previously owned 50 percent of Jujamcyn, has made a transaction with co-owner Rocco Landesman to become the chief operator. Roth, who is 37, is now the youngest owner of the major Broadway theater chains.
Jujamcyn currently owns five of the 40 theaters on Broadway: the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, the Walter Kerr Theatre, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, the St. James Theatre and the August Wilson Theatre. Jujamcyn is the third largest owner of Broadway theaters, behind the Shubert Organization and the Nederlander Organization.
Roth is the son of theater producer Darryl Roth and real estate developer Steven Roth. He began working as a resident producer at Jujamcyn in 2005, and became Vice President one year later. “We'll continue to fulfill our mission to champion shows that push theatrical boundaries and to deliver hospitality with the goal of redefining the theatergoing and theatermaking experience,” Roth told Variety.