NMB48 to begin theater performances on January 1

Last month, the Osaka-based management agency Yoshimoto Kogyo announced that it was closing its "base Yoshimoto" theater on December 3 and moving to a new location next year. It has now been revealed that the old theater is being renamed the "NMB48 Theater," and idol group NMB48 will begin regular performances there on January 1.

As the newest group in the AKB48 family, NMB48 made their public debut on October 9. The group currently has 25 members ranging in age from 12 to 18, with an average age of 14.9 years old.

According to NMB48’s official website, their first show on January 1 will be a production of "Dareka no Tame ni," originally performed as AKB48’s Team A 3rd Stage from August 2006 to January 2007.