NEW YORK CITY: Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that managing director Harold Wolpert will be stepping down from his position in October. Wolpert, who joined Roundabout in 2005, will stay on as a consultant through mid-2017. No replacement has been announced at this time.
“Roundabout Theater Company provided an extraordinarily complex and rewarding professional opportunity,” said Wolpert in a statement. “I’m so proud of the significant progress we’ve achieved at Roundabout, as moving companies forward is quite rewarding for me. I am grateful to Todd (Haimes) and our wonderful board for their excellent leadership…I will always feel honored to have been a part of this special company.”
Under Wolpert’s leadership, Roundabout developed a branding and positioning campaign; opened and created the business and operating plan for the the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, the first LEED-certified venue on Broadway; and developed and supervised an overhaul of marketing strategies.
“His management and leadership skills have allowed the theatre to grow and thrive over the past decade, culminating in the enormous success of our current 50th anniversary season,” said artistic director Haimes in a statement. “I am thankful to Harold for agreeing to work in a consulting capacity following his departure. I will miss him both personally and professionally and wish him well in his future endeavors. I am sure he will be an asset in his next role.”