San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre's managing director Michael G. Murphy will step down from his role September 26 to assume duties as the President and CEO of Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. He replaces Anthony Conte, who is retiring from the post.
Shea’s is the leading performing arts center in its region, including the Broadway touring house, the Buffalo Theatre.
“I will miss San Diego and The Old Globe, especially the dedicated and creative staff who dare to tackle any challenge, raising the bar time after time,” said Murphy in a statement. “Talented and hard-working production, artistic, and administrative teams are at the core of creating powerful and transformative theatre and, thanks to them, the Globe is unparalleled in its achievements. In the thirteen years I’ve been here I’ve watched the Globe continue to grow in its national prominence and deepen its service to San Diego and I’m so proud to have made a contribution to that growth. I’m grateful to the artists, board members, donors, staff, and audiences who each play an important part making the Globe the flagship arts organization of San Diego. Under the artistic leadership of Barry Edelstein, which builds upon the Globe’s historic legacy and broadens its impact, the theatre will have a bright and flourishing future.”
Murphy has been at the Globe since 2003. Barry Edelstein will continue to serve as artistic director at the San Diego company. No announcements for Murphy’s replacement have been made.