American Theatre Wing‘s Executive Director, Howard Sherman, is to visit Emerson College today. He will be speaking at a table discussion with the students of the Arts Management 2 class. We will post more about his visit later this week.
According to the ATW: “Howard Sherman joined the American Theatre Wing as Executive Director in 2003. Since that time, his varied responsibilities have included serving as executive producer and occasional moderator of the television program Working in the Theatre; creating and hosting the audio program Downstage Center; incorporating SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Group and The Jonathan Larson Grants into ATW’s programming; conceiving the book “The Play That Changed My Life”; and serving on the Tony Award Management and Administration Committees.
“Immediately prior to joining ATW, he spent three years as Executive Director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford CT, overseeing the Center’s educational and developmental programs, shepherding more than $1 million worth of physical plant upgrades, and re-branding The O’Neill through a coordinated communications initiative. Sherman was Managing Director of Geva Theater in Rochester (1998-2000), where he completed a $6 million capital campaign and opened the company’s 135-seat Nextstage. He was the first General Manager of Goodspeed Musicals (1994-1998), working on 24 new and classic musicals, including the U.S. Premiere of Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s By Jeeves. As Public Relations Director of Hartford Stage (1985-1993), he represented 50 shows, from Mark Lamos’ productions of Hamlet and Peer Gyntwith Richard Thomas to Marvin’s Room, Other People’s Money, and Our Country’s Good, the latter three prior to New York runs. He began his career in press positions with the Philadelphia Festival Theater for New Plays, Westport Country Playhouse, and Manhattan Theatre Club.”
The Arts Management 2 class Mr. Sherman will be speaking with listens to Downstage Center, a podcast he hosts each week. The podcasts are “the American Theatre Wing’s acclaimed weekly theatrical interview program that spotlights the creative talents on Broadway, Off-Broadway, across the country and around the world, with in-depth conversations that simply can’t be found anywhere else.”
In honor of Howard Sherman’s visit to Emerson today, what better introduction could there be but the Downstage Center podcast in which he himself is the guest being interviewed. Listen to or download the podcast!