Variety reports that SHN has teamed with Pacific Arts Presents, which is run by former Clear Channel CEO Irv Zuckerman as well as Steve Litman, who serves as the executive producer of St. Louis' Fox Theater's concert events.
SHN, operated by Carole Shorenstein Hays and Robert Nederlander for over 30 years, currently presents Broadway national tours, sit-down Broadway productions and pre-Broadway engagements in San Francisco's Curran, Golden Gate and Orpheum Theatres.
In a statement Shorenstein Hays said, "I have a firm commitment to develop exciting new theatre and move SHN forward as a presenter of world class entertainment on our magnificent stages. It is always a thrill to work with like-minded colleagues who share a similar vision. As a major concert promoting enterprise, Pacific Arts Presents is the perfect match in the music business to what SHN represents for theater. Irv Zuckerman and Steve Litman offer the ideal opportunity for SHN to expand our programming and bring new audiences into our theatres."
Zuckerman added, "Our mutual goal is to bring the world's greatest concert entertainment to the greatest theatres in San Francisco. We are very excited to work with SHN in these amazing, historic theatres by presenting important artists who rarely perform in such intimate settings. The audience experience will be second to none."
The productions lined up for this season at SHN's venues include Avenue Q, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Drowsy Chaperone, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Spring Awakening, The Color Purple and The Wiz. For further information visit www.shnsf.com.