The Hanover Theatre Welcomes New General Manager

The Hanover Theatre Welcomes New General ManagerThe Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts has announced that Glen Grusmark has joined the theatre in the newly created position of general manager. GrusMark Will oversee day-to-day operations of the 2,300-seat theatre.

"Bringing a general manager into our structure is a natural next step for us," president and CEO Troy Siebels said. "The theatre's growth has been astronomical over our first ten years, and having Glen on the team helps us to leverage our talented staff to take us forward."

Grusmark comes to the theatre after 25 years at Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, CT. As production manager at Goodspeed, Grusmark oversaw a staff of more than 40 people, a budget of three million dollars and all technical production. During Grusmark's tenure, eight Goodspeed productions went on to Broadway, including "Swinging on a Star," "All Shook Up," "13" and most recently, Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn."

In addition to managing Goodspeed's two stages, Grusmark has overseen technical management of two national tours and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "By Jeeves" on Broadway, as well as transfers, construction and installation work for Variety Arts Theatre, New World Stages, Brooklyn Academy Of Music and The Ford's Theatre. Grusmark is also a photography enthusiast. His work has been seen on the cover of the Hartford Courant's iTowns, in Governing magazine and various brochures.

Grusmark is a graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he earned a scholarship for artistic excellence and a B.F.A. in technical production. He lives in downtown Hartford with the love of his life, Carrie, their two dogs, Tippy and Hugo, and their cat, Cassie.

The Hanover Theatre continues to draw over 197,000 patrons annually with world-class performances and headlining acts including Broadway hits ("Les Misérables," "Jersey Boys"), comedians (Dave Chappelle, Jay Leno, Daniel Tosh), musical acts (Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Donny Osmond) and everything in between ("A Christmas Carol," Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Alton Brown). POLLSTAR consistently ranks The Hanover Theatre as one of the Top Theatres in the World. After eight seasons, the award-winning, historic theatre continues to establish its place as a world-class performing arts venue, acting as a catalyst for the economic development of downtown Worcester. The Hanover Theatre's acquisition of 551 Main Street houses new function space, offices, rental space for a restaurant on the ground floor and The Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts on the lower level.

Worcester Center for Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts and Conservatory. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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