PRINCETON, N.J.: The McCarter Theatre Center has appointed Michael S. Rosenberg as its new managing director. He is currently the managing director at La Jolla Playhouse in California. He is expected to step into his new job in the spring.
“I am delighted to return to New Jersey, where I have continued to maintain a home during my time in California,” said Rosenberg in a statement. “Having spent most of my professional life working in New York, I’ve been well aware of McCarter’s illustrious reputation. I am delighted to accept this position at one of the most respected regional theatres in the country.”
Rosenberg started working at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2009. In that time, subscription, ticket, and philanthrophic income increased at the Playhouse. He also helped develop and produce new works by Ayad Akhtar, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and John Leguizamo. He currently serves on the boards of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and of Theatre Communications Group.
At his new job, Rosenberg will work alongside McCarter artistic director Emily Mann. “I am honored that one of the leading managing directors in the country, Michael Rosenberg, will be joining McCarter Theatre,” said Mann in a statement. “Lauded for his extraordinary achievements in fundraising and equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts during his tenure as managing director at the renowned La Jolla Playhouse, Michael will bring new energy and great excitement to Princeton when he joins us this spring as my new partner. I could not be happier.”
Rosenberg’s predecessor at the McCarter, Timothy Shields, just made the opposite geographical move: He is now managing director at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre.