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André Bishop to Step Down After Three Many years Operating Lincoln Middle Theater

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His resolution signifies that there are job openings for the highest positions at three of the 4 nonprofits with Broadway homes, portending doubtlessly vital change, and uncertainty, in a key sector of the theater trade that has had nearly no management turnover for many years. Nonprofit theaters, which pay decrease artist wages than industrial productions and are funded by philanthropy in addition to field workplace gross sales, have grow to be an essential a part of the Broadway ecosystem; Lincoln Middle Theater has been in a position to stage musicals on a bigger scale than many industrial producers can afford.

On Wednesday, Carole Rothman, the president and creative director of Second Stage Theater, stated that after 45 years she can be leaving that establishment, which she co-founded; Second Stage operates the Helen Hayes Theater on Broadway. And Roundabout Theater Firm presently has an interim creative director following the demise in April of Todd Haimes, who led that group for 4 many years; Roundabout operates three Broadway homes, together with the American Airways, the Stephen Sondheim and Studio 54.

Lincoln Middle Theater, which is a resident group at Lincoln Middle for the Performing Arts, has three phases of various sizes, and has produced all kinds of labor. The corporate presently has an annual funds of $34.5 million and 55 full-time staff; Bishop acquired $783,191 in whole compensation throughout fiscal 2022, in keeping with an I.R.S. submitting.

The Vivian Beaumont Theater, the place Lincoln Middle Theater has staged Broadway revivals of “Camelot,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I” and “My Honest Woman,” is the third-largest stage in New York, after Radio Metropolis Music Corridor and the Metropolitan Opera; it additionally contains a thrust configuration that’s fairly uncommon on Broadway.

When requested concerning the productions he was proudest of he named “The Coast of Utopia,” Tom Stoppard’s trilogy about Nineteenth-century Russian intellectuals, which started operating in 2006 and gained the 2007 Tony Award for greatest play. Lincoln Middle Theater’s different Tony-winning productions throughout Bishop’s tenure embrace “Carousel,” “The Heiress,” “A Delicate Stability,” “Contact,” “Henry IV,” “Awake and Sing,” “South Pacific,” “Warfare Horse,” “The King and I” and “Oslo.”