Joop van den Ende

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Joop van den Ende
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Born Johannes Adrianus van den Ende
(1942-02-23) 23 February 1942 (age 72)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Residence Baarn, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Occupation Television and theatrical producer
Known for Founding Endemol and Stage Entertainment
Net worth IncreaseUSD1.6 billion[1]
Partner(s) Janine van den Ende
Children Two children

Johannes "Joop" Adrianus van den Ende (born 23 February 1942) is a Dutch media tycoon, theatrical producer, co-founder of Endemol and founder/owner of Stage Entertainment.

Joop van den Ende (Amsterdam 1942) has produced many plays, musicals, revues, films and television programmes over the last 35 years. In 1969 he started his career as an independent theatre and television producer. Under his guidance, a new musical tradition developed in the Netherlands. Hundreds of television productions were created in his own studio complex in Aalsmeer.

In 1993 Van den Ende and his competitor John de Mol created television production company Endemol, combining the efforts of their respective TV companies. Endemol is the producer of popular TV formats such as Big Brother and is active in 25 countries on five continents.

Endemol was listed on the stock exchange in 1996 and was sold to the Spanish telecom giant Telefónica in 2000 for €5.5bn. (In 2007 Endemol was sold on to a consortium including Silvio Berlusconi, the former prime minister of Italy, as well as John de Mol, in a deal valued at €2.6bn).

In 1998, before the sale of the company, Joop van den Ende bought the Endemol live entertainment division. This was the beginning of Stage Entertainment, an international entertainment group with theatres, productions, offices and ticket sale organisations in eight countries.

In 2001 he established the VandenEnde Foundation with his wife, Janine, creating one of the largest Dutch private funds. The Foundation supports a wide variety of activities in the arts, theatre, and education fields.

Together with his business partner Hubert Deitmers, Van den Ende is also active as an investor. Van den Ende & Deitmers Venture Capitalist Partners focuses on West European cross media companies via two venture capital funds with a total value of 150 million Euro.

From 2005 to 2008, Joop van den Ende was active in real estate development through Living City Property Performance, a joint venture with Trimp & Van Tartwijk. Living City concentrated in mixed-use development and urban regeneration schemes around theatres, and was active in the Netherlands and abroad. In April 2008 Van den Ende decided to end his involvement in Living City following a fraud investigation directed at his partners in the venture. Van den Ende is still actively involved in building the new De La Mar theatre in central Amsterdam through the VandenEnde Foundation, and the VandenEnde Theatre on the Amsterdam 'Zuidas' through his company Stage Entertainment.

In 2008, he is #843 on Forbes' list of billionaires[2] and one of the richest people in the Netherlands.

Musical productions[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Germany[edit]

  • 2001 - 2003 Elisabeth
  • 2001 - onwards König der Löwen
  • 2002 - 2007 Mamma Mia
  • 2002 - 2003 De la Guarda
  • 2002 - 2003 Titanic
  • 2002 - 2004 Phantom der Oper
  • 2002 - 2004 Cats
  • 2003 - 2004 42nd Street
  • 2003 - 2004 Les Misérables
  • 2003 - 2005 Tanz der Vampire
  • 2003 - 2005 Aida
  • 2004 - 2006 Blue Man Group
  • 2004 - 2007 Mamma Mia
  • 2004 - 2006 Cats Tour Germany
  • 2004 - 2005 Pinkelstadt
  • 2005 - 2006 3 Musketiere
  • 2005 - 2006 Elisabeth
  • 2005 - 2006 Phantom der Oper
  • 2005 Wie einst im Mai
  • 2005 Sensation White
  • 2005 - 2007 Aida Tour Germany
  • 2005 Best of Musical
  • 2005 Sams
  • 2005 - 2006 Die Schöne und das Biest
  • 2005 - 2006 Die Drei von der Tankstelle
  • 2006 3 Musketiere
  • 2006 Nonnsens
  • 2006 Dirty Dancing
  • 2006 Sensation White
  • 2006 - onwards Mamma Mia!
  • 2006 - onwards Tanz der Vampire
  • 2006 - 2007 Die Schöne und das Biest
  • 2006 - onwards Blue Man Group
  • 2007 - onwards Blue Man Group
  • 2007 Best of Musical
  • 2007 - onwards Mamma Mia!
  • 2007 - 2011 Wicked
  • 2007 - onwards Ich war noch niemals in New York

Spain[edit]

  • 2002 - Phantom of the Opera (El Fantasma de la Opera)
  • 2003 - Cabaret
  • 2003 - Cats
  • 2004 - Mamma Mia!
  • 2005 - The Graduate (El Graduado)
  • 2005 - Victor/Victoria
  • 2006 - Los Productores
  • 2007 - Jesucristo Superstar
  • 2007 - Cabaret
  • 2007 - La Bella y la Bestia

United Kingdom[edit]

Stage Entertainment

  • 2005 - 2007 Blue Man Group
  • 2007 - Fame
  • 2007 - Hairspray

Touring productions

  • 2007- 2008 Fame
  • 2007- 2008 High School Musical
  • 2007- 2007 Lady Salsa

West End co-productions include:

  • Fosse
  • Chicago
  • Spend, Spend, Spend
  • Tommy
  • West Side Story
  • The Full Monty
  • Blue Man Group

USA[edit]

Broadway

  • 1982 - Pump Boys and Dinettes
  • 1985 - 1987 Big River
  • 1987 - 1989 Into the Woods
  • 1988 - 1988 The Gospel at Colonus
  • 1991 - 1993 The Secret Garden
  • 1992 - 1995 Guys and Dolls
  • 1992 - 1993 Jelly's Last Jam
  • 1993 - 1995 The Who's Tommy
  • 1993 - 1994 Cyrano
  • 1994 - Beauty and the Beast
  • 1994 - 1994 The Best Little Whorehouse goes public
  • 1995 - 1996 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • 1996 - 1998 The King and I
  • 1996 - 1998 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • 1996 - 1997 Once Upon a Mattress
  • 1997 - 2000 Titanic
  • 1997 - 1998 1776
  • 1998 - 1998 High Society
  • 1998 - 2000 Footloose
  • 1998 - 1999 Peter Pan
  • 2000 - 2000 Wrong Mountain
  • 2000 - 2001 Music Man
  • 2001 - 2001 Blast!
  • 2001 - 2005 42nd Street
  • 2001 - 2004 Urinetown
  • 2002 Into the Woods
  • 2004 Dracula

Co-production Off-Broadway

  • 2003 - 2004 Fame on 42nd Street

Russia[edit]

  • 2005 - 2006 Cats
  • 2006 - 2008 Mamma Mia!
  • 2008 - 2010 Beauty and the Beast
  • 2010 - onwards ZORRO

France[edit]

  • 2006 - Cabaret
  • 2007 - The Lion King
  • 2010 - Mamma Mia!

Belgium[edit]

  • 2006 - Mamma Mia!
  • 2006 - Beauty and the Beast

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