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Entrances and Exits for January 2014

Mark Cuddy, Jessica Doheny and J.J. Lind step in and out of positions this month.

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Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman

ALEXANDER FRASER and ROBYN GOODMAN are beginning work this month as producing director and executive producer, respectively, of Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa. They are taking over for former producing director Jed Bernstein, who left to become president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

MARK CUDDY has been named as the first-ever playhouse producer and chief executive at Cape Cod Center for the Arts in Massachusetts. Cuddy is also the artistic director of Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, N.Y. He will divide his time between the two institutions.

METRO THEATER COMPANY in St. Louis, Mo., has a new artistic director: Julia Flood, who will start her new job in February. Flood has 16 years of experience as artistic director of Eckerd Theater Company in Clearwater, Fla. She succeeds Carol North, who recently stepped down after 36 years at the theatre.

SUZANNE E. BEAL and JOSEPH W. RITSCH are the new co-producing artistic directors at Rep Stage in Columbia, Md. Beal is a director, playwright and former board chair of Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Ritsch is the co-founder of Iron Crow Theatre Company in Baltimore.

JONATHAN WILLIAMS has been promoted from producing director to artistic director of Capital Stage in Sacramento, Calif. He takes over for founding artistic director Stephanie Gularte, who is stepping down at the end of the 2013–14 season. Williams and Gularte are married, and Williams is a co-founder of Capital Stage. In addition, Erin Lucas has been named to join Williams in leading the company, in the newly created position of managing director.

J.J. LIND has left the NYC based CIVILIANS, where he had been the executive director since 2012. In the meantime, director of development Sarah Benvenuti has been appointed as the company’s interim managing director.

ADRIANNA KNAPP has stepped down from her post as artistic director of North Shore Music Thea-tre in Beverly, Mass. She took the position in 2011 and is leaving to focus on her family in Vermont and her producing career at SenovvA, Inc.

DAVID LEIDHODT has started work as the new producing artistic director at Milbrook Playhouse in Mill Hall, Pa. He previously directed a number of shows at the theatre.

STAMFORD’S PALACE THEATRE IN CONNECTICUT has appointed BT McNicholl as its producing artistic director. McNicholl is a director, writer and producer, who has served as a resident director of Billy Elliot on Broadway and produced the 1994 Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George.

THE LEVOY THEATRE IN MILLVILLE, N.J., has announced that Jessica Doheny will take over as executive director, after Vincent Bianca resigned in October. Doheny previously worked at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia for 12 years, including serving as company manager.

SUZY EVANS has stepped in as the new managing editor of American Theatre magazine. She is the former senior editor of Backstage. She takes over for Nicole Estvanik Taylor, who was at the magazine for nine years, and managing editor for almost five years.

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