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Entry from June 30, 2014
Jimmy Award (National High School Musical Theater Award)

The Jimmy Awards are also called the National High School Musical Theater Awards. The annual award is named after James M. Nederlander, chairman of the Nederlander Organization (owner of several Broadway theaters). Prizes have included scholarships to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

The name “The Jimmy” is trademarked with a date of first use on June 29, 2009. 


Wikipedia: James M. Nederlander
James M. Nederlander (born 1922) is chairman of the Nederlander Organization, one of the largest live theater owners and producers in the United States.
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The Nederlander Organization controls nine Broadway theaters and is the second-largest of the three companies that dominate Broadway after the Shubert Organization (which owns sixteen theaters) and ahead of Jujamcyn (which owns five). On a global scale, The Nederlander Organization is larger with an additional fifteen theaters nationwide. They are the only one of the three that is still run by its owners.

The National High School Musical Theater Awards
The Jimmy™ Award
The JimmyTM Award is named in honor of James M. Nederlander, legendary Broadway theater owner and producer.
The Jimmy™ Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor is awarded annually to two grand prize winners selected from a group of student performers representing the participating professional theaters. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts.

Broadway World
NYU’s Tisch School Of The Arts Pledges Support For The 1st Annual Jimmy Awards
June 16, 2009 4:06 PM
by BWW News Desk
Nederlander Presentations, Inc., and Pittsburgh CLO, co-producers and founding partners of The National High School Musical Theater Awards, are pleased to announce that, as part of its sponsorship of the 2009 National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Department of Drama at NYU Tisch School of the Arts will provide the opportunity for four-year scholarship assistance to the winners and finalists of The Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor.

Recipients will be chosen from a field of 32 talented high school students representing 16 regional competitions from across the country. Hosted by Tisch Drama, students participating in The National High School Musical Theater Awards will take part in five days of musical theater rehearsals, master classes, private coaching and interviews with theater professionals. The Jimmy Awards, named in honor of legendary Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander, will be presented at the live event on Monday, June 29, 2009, at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University.

New York (NY) Times
High School Stars Honored With Theater Awards
By TAMMY LA GORCE
Published: June 30, 2009
Fresh off his victory in the first-ever National High School Musical Theater Awards, Stephen Mark was ready to lace up his dancing shoes. Only he already had them on.
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Luckily, he was among what might have been the least dance-averse crowd of teenagers in Manhattan: 31 fellow performers from high schools as far away as Yorba Linda, Calif., who came to N.Y.U. on Thursday to compete alongside Stephen for one of two Jimmy Awards, named in honor of the theater producer James M. Nederlander. Winners of the award get a four-year scholarship worth $100,000 to the university’s Tisch School of the Arts, contingent upon their acceptance to N.Y.U.

Twitter
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‏@NederlanderBway
Calling all educators!  We are really excited to be offering $10 Student Group Tickest to The Jimmy Awards on Jun… http://bit.ly/9AtNoq
11:31 AM - 7 Jun 2010

Dallas (TX) Morning News
Teens from Chicago and Atlanta win top honors at Broadway’s Jimmy Awards
By Nancy Churnin
11:13 pm on June 30, 2014
Jonah Rawitz of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Chicago, Ill. and Jai’len Josey of Tri-Cities High School in Atlanta, Ga. scored Best Actor and Actress honors at the sixth annual National High School Musical Theater Awards Monday night at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre, where The Lion King makes its home.

The program is also called the Jimmy Awards after Broadway producer James M. Nederlander.

(Trademark)
Word Mark THE JIMMY
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Paper and printed matter, namely, printed award certificates, posters, programs, newsletters, magazines and books all featuring musical theater, theatrical shows, theatrical history and theatrical awards programs. FIRST USE: 20090629. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20090629
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services in the nature of live performances and televised award programs for excellence in musical theater; education services, namely, providing incentives to high school-age students who demonstrate excellence in musical theater through the issuance of awards. FIRST USE: 20090629. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20090629
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Trademark Search Facility Classification Code SHAPES-MISC Miscellaneous shaped designs
Serial Number 77531426
Filing Date July 25, 2008
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition May 19, 2009
Registration Number 3870944
Registration Date November 2, 2010
Owner (REGISTRANT) NHS Musical Theater Awards, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DELAWARE The Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh PENNSYLVANIA 152223504
Attorney of Record Mary A. Donovan
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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