Broadway producer and general manager Stuart Thompson has teamed with his longtime associate David Turner to form Thompson Turner Productions, with the upcoming New York staging of London hit “King Charles III” (pictured above) set as the company’s first Broadway credit.
As head of Stuart Thompson Productions (which launched on Broadway with “Blood Brothers” in 1993), Thompson has overseen both that company’s general management activities and, in the last decade or so, an increasing presence as a producer on shows including “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” and “The Book of Mormon,” on which he serves as executive producer.
General manager Turner joined Stuart Thompson Prods. in 2008 and has since worked on productions including “The Seagull” with Kristin Scott Thomas, “Jerusalem” with Mark Rylance and “God of Carnage.” Most recently, he was general manager for all U.S. productions of “Mormon” and consulting general manager for the ongoing London staging.
The move to bring Turner up to partner not only serves to recognize his longterm contributions to the company, it’s also an acknowledgement of the continued growth of Thompson’s producing activities. In the new firm, Thompson will still have a hand in general management, while continuing to produce under the umbrella of Stuart Thompson Prods.
“King Charles III” begins previews Oct. 10.