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David Lazar Promoted to Executive Director of ATG’s Worldwide Executive Board in London

U.S. Press Contact:
For Ambassador Theatre Group:
                          Rick Miramontez / Andy Snyder
rick@oandmco.com / andy@oandmco.com



April 7, 2014 – Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), the world’s number one live-theatre group, has today announced that David Lazar has been promoted to the newly created role of Executive Director to be based in their London head office and has also joined the company’s worldwide Executive Board. He will also continue in his current role as Chief Executive Officer – New York with oversight of ATG’s North American activity.

In this new role, David will be working closely with ATG’s Joint CEO & Creative Director, Sir Howard Panter, and in collaboration with the company’s Executive Directors to help source, develop, and produce content (both in the UK and internationally) and will also be focused on the international expansion of the Group’s activities.

Sir Howard Panter, said:

“I am thrilled that David with be relocating to London and working closely with me on the expansion of our group.  David has played a vital role, over the past seven years, in establishing our presence in New York within the Broadway community and he will continue in that capacity as well.  This appointment reflects our focus on growth and establishing an internationally diverse and experienced Executive Board.”

Lazar said: 

“To join Howard, Rosemary, and the rest of my colleagues in London, is a truly exciting opportunity for me and my family.  I look forward to this next phase of our company’s expansion and working closely with our entire UK team on a daily basis.  I am also very pleased that continuing my responsibilities for our North American activity will allow me to remain very connected with the Broadway community.”

Last year, ATG expanded its international operations in Australia and Asia with the appointment of Tim McFarlane based in Sydney, and through a U.S. based subsidiary, also acquired The Lyric, the largest Broadway theatre.

Prior to joining ATG and establishing its New York office in early 2007, Lazar was Executive Vice President – Business Affairs for Live Nation’s Theatrical Division in the US (and its predecessors, PACE Theatrical Group, SFX Entertainment, Clear Channel Entertainment).

For further information please contact David Bradbury, ATG Group PR & Communications Officer on 07884 067 455 or email davidbradbury@theambassadors.com

About Ambassador Theatre Group: Co-founded by Sir Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire OBE in 1992, ATG has grown to be the world’s number one live-theatre group with a total of 40 venues in Britain and on Broadway and an internationally recognised award-winning theatre producer with co-productions in New York, across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It is also a leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets and The Ticket Machine Group (TMG).

ATG presents an average of 30 productions a year and is an award-winning producer in the West End, the UK regions, on Broadway and internationally. ATG production companies and partnerships include Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP), First Family Entertainment (FFE), Jerry Mitchell Productions and Jamie Lloyd Productions.

Current and recent ATG co-productions include a brand new production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound, Macbeth starring James McAvoy, The Hothouse starring Simon Russell Beale and John Simm, The Pride starring Hayley Atwell and Mathew Horne, Passion Play starring Zoë Wanamaker, Posh, Jumpy starring Tamsin Greig and Constellations starring Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins (Royal Court at the Duke of York’s), Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Legally Blonde the Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Rocky Horror Show, Goodnight Mister Tom, The Mystery of Charles Dickens, Lincoln Center’s production of South Pacific starring Samantha Womack and Paulo Szot, All New People starring Zach Braff, Ghost the Musical, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!, Being Shakespeare starring Simon Callow, The Misanthrope starring Damian Lewis and Keira Knightley, West Side Story and Guys and Dolls starring Ewan McGregor.