Clear Channel Entertainment's Dominic Roncace and Steve Simon have been
promoted to executive vice president, operations – Music and executive vice
president for the music division, respectively.
Roncace, formerly vice president of operations for the Northeast Region, the highest
grossing revenue region in the division, will be responsible for overseeing the
day-to-day operations of 135 live entertainment venues, including 41 amphitheaters
in the US. With more than 15 years experience managing amphitheaters throughout
the US, Roncace was executive director of two of the top grossing amphitheaters in
the country — the Tweeter Center on the Waterfront in Camden, NJ (formerly the
E-Centre) and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ.
Simon will work to identify and implement new strategic initiatives and will also play
a lead role in developing and strengthening artist and artists’ management relations.
Simon has more than 20 years experience in the music industry, having represented
the band Boston, prior to joining the Don Law Company in 1997.
CCE's Brian O'Connell Honored By ACM
Brian O’Connell, vice president of touring for Clear Channel Entertainment – Music Group, was honored May 27 at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Los Angeles with the “Don Romeo Talent Buyer/Promoter of the Year Award.”
In his present position, O’Connell is responsible for all the country music tours as well as the day-to-day business of the Nashville office including the Amsouth Amphitheater. Over the past two years, Mr. O’Connell has overseen the successful tours of The Brooks and Dunn “Neon Circus and Wild West Show,” The Kenny Chesney “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” Tour as well as the Toby Keith Tour. Prior, to his move to Nashville, O’Connell worked with Jack Boyle at Cellar Door Concerts.
CCE To Publish Theatrical Magazine
Clear Channel Entertainment is making its foray into the theatrical publishing world with the publication of a quarterly magazine dedicated to the worldwide theatrical audience.
Show People: The Theater Lifestyle Magazine, will debut in September 2002, and is the first-ever lifestyle magazine focusing on the art and business of live theater. Coverage will include in depth stories highlighting new shows on Broadway, touring productions and the celebrities. Actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers and designers will all be featured prominently through interviews, pictorial essays and first person stories. Industry news about the theater scene on London's West End and Off-Broadway in New York City will be featured alongside stories highlighting theatre districts around the country as well as regional theatre institutions and festivals.
"Live theater is the only fraction of the entertainment industry that does not have a consumer publication devoted to covering it exclusively," said Scott Zeiger, CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment's Theatrical Division. "We are committed to creating the premier magazine to serve all aspects of the theater community – from the legions of fans who fill our theaters to the casts and crews that create magic on stages everywhere night after night."
Show People will be published by Clear Channel Entertainment in association with Forbes Custom Communications Partners. The September 2002 debut issue will initially be distributed to theater patrons in 45 markets across North America with a print run of 170,000. In the future, Show People will be available on newsstands for $3.95.
Clear Channel Entertainment's recent Broadway producing credits include The Producers, the new Mel Brooks musical; Sweet Smell of Success starring John Lithgow; The Graduate starring Kathleen Turner, Jason Biggs & Alicia Silverstone and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Current touring productions include Contact and South Pacific starring Robert Goulet. Clear Channel Entertainment also presents theatrical subscription seasons and individual presentations in 56 markets across North America.