Monday, October 21, 2019

Personnel

Matt Upshaw named as new CEO of Serino Coyne

Matt Upshaw, currently a managing director at Serino Coyne, has been appointed chief executive of the ad agency.  He takes over the post from Angelo...

Helen Shaw named theater critic at New York magazine and Vulture

Helen Shaw will join New York magazine and its entertainment site Vulture as theater critic. Shaw, who was most recently a critic for Time Out...

Elliot Greene, Charles Flateman take on new roles at the Shubert Organization

Elliot Greene has been appointed chief operating officer of the Shubert Organization and Charles Flateman has been appointed executive vice president of business development. Greene...

Charles Flateman appointed chairman of board at NYC & Company

Charles Flateman, the executive vice president of business development at the Shubert Organization, will take over as chairman of the board of directors at...

Sue Wagner, John Johnson leave Joey Parnes Productions to start new venture

Sue Wagner and John Johnson are starting their own production and general management company called Wagner Johnson Productions.  Wagner and Johnson are both longtime members...

Theater critic Sara Holdren announces departure from New York Magazine

Theater critic Sara Holdren is leaving her post at New York Magazine in early October.  Holdren, who was hired by the publication and its culture...

Deeksha Gaur appointed CEO of Show-Score

Deeksha Gaur, the co-founder of Show-Score, has been promoted to chief executive officer of the theater review site. Under her leadership, the company plans to...

Nicki Hunter appointed MTC artistic producer

Nicki Hunter has been appointed artistic producer of Manhattan Theatre Club. In that role, Hunter will work with the theater company’s artistic team on season...

Actors’ Equity names Lynn Rhinehart special counsel

Actors' Equity has named Lynn Rhinehart as special counsel, effective immediately. Rhinehart comes to Actors' Equity from the American Federation of Labor and Congress...

‘Be More Chill’ changes general managers ahead of Broadway previews

Lisa Dozier King has taken over as the general manager of “Be More Chill” as the show prepares for its first Broadway preview on...

Henry Timms appointed as new president of Lincoln Center

Henry Timms, current president and chief executive of the 92nd Street Y, has been appointed the new president and chief executive of Lincoln Center...

Comedy Central executive joins advertising agency AKA

Advertising agency AKA has hired Steve Grimes, a former Comedy Central executive, as its chief digital officer. In the new role, Grimes will oversee the...

Victoria Cairl joins Apples and Oranges from Show-Score

Victoria Cairl, a former senior vice president at Show-Score, has been hired as the executive director of Apples and Oranges Arts, an incubator for...

SDC renews executive director Laura Penn’s contract through 2024

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has voted to renew the contract of executive director Laura Penn through 2024. Penn joined the union in...

Michael Hartman joins Serino Coyne as managing director

Former press agent Michael Hartman, the founder of The Hartman Group and co-founder of Barlow-Hartman, has been hired as a managing director of ad...

Todd London appointed to new role at The Dramatists Guild

Todd London has joined the staff of The Dramatists Guild of America in the new role of director of theater relations. London, who is...

Patrick Daly to oversee theater projects for Eon Productions

Patrick Daly has been hired to oversee the theater production arm of EON Productions, the British production company which makes the James Bond films. Daly...

Actors’ Equity names Joe Barnes national director of organizing

Joe Barnes has been named the national director of organizing for Actors’ Equity. Barnes previously worked for three years as the national representative for SAG-AFTRA...

Nadine Wong joins American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees

Morgan Stanley executive Nadine Wong has been appointed to the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees. Wong, an executive director, private wealth advisor and global...

Second Stage Theater elects two co-chairs to lead its board

Second Stage Theater has voted in two co-chairs to lead its board of trustees, replacing Chairman Stephen C. Sherrill who has held the position...

Broadway HD announces VP of operations appointment

Tom Kinney has joined streaming platform BroadwayHD as its vice president of operations. Kinney comes to BroadwayHD after working at Spectrum and Freeport Metrics, a...

General Manager Nathan Gehan launches Fifth Estate Entertainment

Nathan Gehan, formerly of Bespoke Theatricals, has launched a new production and general management company, Fifth Estate Entertainment. Fifth Estate will focus on producing...

Second Stage Theater names Sara Danielson as general manager

Second Stage Theater has named Sara Danielson as its general manager. Danielson previously worked as associate general manager at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where...

Susan Krajsa promoted to president of Broadway Across America

Susan Krajsa has been promoted to president of Broadway Across America. Krajsa has been working at the touring company, which is owned by the John...

Gordon Lane appointed chief technology officer to Theatre Communications Group

Theatre Communications Group has appointed Gordon Lane as its chief technology officer. Lane comes to TCG, the national organization for American theater, from Upper Manhattan...

StubHub announces Sukhinder Singh Cassidy as president

StubHub, the resale ticket company that recently announced a partnership with Roundabout Theatre Company, announced Sukhinder Singh Cassidy will be its new president and...

Shelby Ladd and Stephen Santore to lead SpotCo as CEO retires

Jim Edwards is retiring and stepping down as chief executive of SpotCo this June, the marketing agency announced Wednesday. As Edwards steps down, Shelby Ladd...

Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds elects new co-chairs

The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds has new leadership. Laura Penn, head of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and D. Joseph Hartnett of...

Michael Riedel is leaving the New York Post for radio

Michael Riedel is leaving the New York Post after 20 years as its theater columnist. Riedel is leaving the paper to work at radio station...

Robert Wankel takes over BC/EFA as Paul Libin retires

Robert Wankel, president of The Shubert Organization, will take over as head of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, as Paul Libin retired after 24 years...

Drew Cohen appointed chief executive officer of Music Theatre International

Drew Cohen, current president of Music Theatre International, has been promoted to chief executive officer of the theatrical licensing company. Cohen will continue as...

MCC drops Neil LaBute as playwright-in-residence, cancels upcoming play

MCC Theater has ended Neil LaBute's role as its playwright in residence, the off Broadway theater company announced Thursday. In a statement obtained by Broadway...

Jeremy Gerard is no longer working at Deadline

Theater journalist and critic Jeremy Gerard no longer works at Deadline. Deadline did not extend Gerard's contract, Gerard wrote in an email that he shared...

Troika Entertainment creates new role of executive vice president of production

Kori Prior is joining Troika Entertainment in the new position of executive vice president of production. Prior comes to Troika after working with Blue Man...

Networks Presentations hires new chief operating officer

Touring company Networks Presentations LLC has hired Jennifer Ardizzone-West as its chief operating officer, the company announced Monday. Ardizonne-West comes to Networks Presentations after serving...

Troika Entertainment appoints new chief operating officer

Tour operator Troika Entertainment LLC announced Angela Rowles as its new chief operating officer, effective Jan. 15. Rowles was most recently the managing director of...

Thomas Schumacher elected as chairman of Broadway League

Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical, was announced Tuesday as the new chairman of the board of the Broadway League. Schumacher, also a producer at...

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society elects new board leadership

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has elected a new vice president and a new secretary. The union, which has an active membership of...

Former New York Times editor Erik Piepenburg joining Serino Coyne

Erik Piepenburg, a former New York Times digital theater editor, is joining ad agency Serino Coyne as features editor. Piepenburg comes to Serino Coyne after...