Libin, Scandalios and Parker Elected to Broadway League's Board of Governors

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The Broadway League announced Jan. 11 that three new Officers have been elected to its Board of Governors.
Paul Libin
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Paul Libin is now Chairman, Nick Scandalios is the new Vice Chairman, and Alecia Parker is Secretary/Treasurer.

In a statement new Chairman Paul Libin commented, "Immediate Past Chair Nina Lannan has achieved very important changes over the past two years. She has redefined the League’s relationships with the unions and guilds, audiences, and government officials to ensure the continued growth and economic success of Broadway and Touring Broadway productions around the country; and has encouraged and expanded membership participation. I hope to continue her progress, in addition to bringing new innovative talent to our industry to keep it healthy. I am very excited about our members’ plans for the future and their new ideas."

Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, added, "Thanks to the tireless work of Immediate Past Chairs, Board of Governors, Executive Committee and members overall, we enter the new decade feeling strong and motivated! It is especially great to have three such seasoned experts taking on important leadership roles at the League during this time. Paul Libin's extensive experience as a producer and theatre operator/owner makes him an ideal leader for Broadway and live entertainment. He embraces the true spirit of inclusiveness that is crucial in changing times. Nick Scandalios has spent his entire career on Broadway, and his knowledge of both the New York City and Touring Broadway producing environments brings us energetic representation of Broadway across the United States. Executive Producer of our current longest running musical revival, Chicago, Alecia Parker has been an extremely active member in many of our committees and has a deep understanding of the landscape of producing on Broadway."

The Broadway League is the official trade association for the Broadway theatre industry. The organization, according to press notes, now includes "theatre owners, producers, presenters from around the country, press agents, booking agents, advertising agencies, and affiliate members who represent the various shops that construct scenery, costumes and props."

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Paul Libin has been on the Board of Governors at The Broadway League since 1976. He is currently Vice President and Producing Director of Jujamcyn Theatres, which he joined in 1990. He began his professional career in the theatre as an actor. Since then, he has worked as a director, lighting designer, technical director, stage manager, managing director, general manager and company manager. He produced his first play in New York in 1958 and, to date, more than 200 productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and on tour. The recipient of seven Tony Awards, Libin also serves as a member of the Tony Award Management Committee. He served as President of the League of Off-Broadway Theatres for 30 years, and is currently President of both the Circle in the Square Theatre and its School; following his role as producing Director of Circle in the Square Theatre for 27 years. He is currently president of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a trustee of The Actors’ Fund, Actors’ Equity Pension Fund, Treasurers’ Pension Fund, and Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at Columbia University and Vice President and Producing Director and part owner of Jujamcyn Theaters. In 2003 he was awarded the Eugene O’Neill Medallion and in 2004 he received the Eugene O’Neill Foundation Tao House Award.

Nick Scandalios is the Executive Vice President of the Nederlander Organization. He serves on the Executive Committee of The Broadway League and on the Board of Trustees for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This year marks his 23rd anniversary with the Nederlander Organization. Nederlander owns or operates theatres in New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; San Diego, CA; San Jose, CA; Riverside, CA; Tucson, AZ; North Charleston, SC; Durham, NC and London, England. The Nederlander Organization is currently represented on Broadway by the following productions: Rock of Ages, Wicked, Disney’s The Lion King, West Side Story and In the Heights. Upcoming productions include The Addams Family, Come Fly Away and Million Dollar Quartet.

Alecia Parker has been on the Board of Governors at The Broadway League since 2006. She has been associated with Barry and Fran Weissler for the past 30 years in numerous capacities. In 2009 Alecia was honored with the Broadway League’s Touring Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service.

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