STATE THEATRE ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF BRIAN O'BOYLE TO VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING
(New Brunswick, NJ) -- State Theatre President & CEO Mark W.
Jones has announced the promotion of Brian O'Boyle to Vice President of
Programming. In his new role O'Boyle will be responsible for expanding
the programming vision of New Jersey's premier art center. O'Boyle
assumed his duties as Vice President of Programming on July 1, 2013.
State Theatre has experienced an incredible growth over the last two
years. In order to support our continued growth and success, we are
promoting Brian into the newly created position of Vice President of
Programming," stated State Theatre President & CEO Mark W. Jones.
"Since joining the team as Director of Programming two years ago, Brian
has proven to be a strong leader who has helped propel our growth. I'm
confident he will provide even more depth to the senior management team
in his expanded role."
A resident of Cranford, NJ, O'Boyle
joined the State Theatre staff in August 2011. "As a life-long resident
of New Jersey, I've always admired the diverse mix of programming
offered at the State Theatre," said O'Boyle. "I am thrilled to be
working with the State Theatre's incredible staff and board of
directors. It's a pleasure to collaborate with seasoned veteran Mark
Jones on programming for this wonderful venue."
"I am also
very proud of the fact that in the short time I have been at the State
Theatre, our audience has grown 9% and Pollstar Magazine has ranked the
State Theatre the #21 theatre worldwide (based on attendance). We are
thankful to our patrons and look forward to expanding our programming as
we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the State Theatre."
began his career at Radio City Music Hall in New York City where, for
nearly a decade, he was oversaw the venue's multi-million dollar annual
advertising budget. While at Radio City, he played a key part in the
promotion of concerts and special events at the famed venue. When Radio
City merged forces with Madison Square Garden, he was part of a team
that forged the expansion of Radio City and Madison Square Garden's
brands including the presentation of the Radio City Christmas
Spectacular outside of NY as well as expanded programming for Radio
City, Madison Square Garden and the Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
his tenure at Radio City and Madison Square Garden, O'Boyle joined
forces with famed concert promoter John Scher at Metropolitan Talent,
where he produced local and national campaigns for touring properties,
family attractions, Tony Award-winning Broadway runs, and concerts.
was also the owner and manager of the concert and event promotion
company Backline Concerts, overseeing all aspects of event presentation
for concerts, festivals, and private events. One of his major
accomplishments for Backline included raising the profile of Union
County MusicFest, the largest free music festival in the New York City
region. In 2006, MusicFest was a single-stage concert event that drew a
few thousand people and by 2010, the festival had grown to four stages,
three days, and more than 80,000 fans in attendance. State
Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and
entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people's lives, contribute
to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting
the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime
appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State
Theatre's programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New
Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency
of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous
corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Heldrich is the official
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