Boston SFX subsid names Platt and Conner toppers

New chair, prexy to keep theater thriving in Beantown

BOSTON — SFX Theatrical Group subsid Broadway in Boston/ American Artists Ltd. has reorganized its top echelon. As of Jan. 3, Jon B. Platt, founding president of the Boston-based producing and presenting theater org, will assume the new position of chairman, while former Livent exec Bill Conner will assume the prexy post.

Company, acquired by SFX in August 1998, is a major player on the Boston theater scene, presenting and producing Broadway and Off Broadway productions at three of Boston’s main downtown theaters, the Colonial, Wilbur and the Charles Playhouse. Last season, it reached over 750,000 theatergoers.

In recent years Platt has played a leading role in revitalizing Boston’s downtown theater district and has helped revive pre-Broadway tryouts in Beantown, among them “Waiting in the Wings,” “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “Wait Until Dark” and “Fosse.”

Conner joins Platt’s company after serving over four years as VP of touring, sales and marketing for Livent. As one of the producers of “Angels in America” he received two Tony Awards, and over the past 20 years has presented 250 Broadway musicals and plays in more than 200 cities. Among productions he’ll be bringing to Boston in upcoming months will be Judith Light in “Wit,” Judd Hirsch in “Art,” a return run of “Fosse,” and “Footloose.”

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