Live Chat with Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Tom Gabbard
Not only is Tom Gabbard the CEO of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, but he is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Broadway League and co-chair of The Jimmy Awards. Upon returning to the United States after the world premiere of the Back to the Future musical in Manchester, England last March, Gabbard was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Hear what he has to say about that, what reopening might look like for touring markets and regional houses, and what we might be able to learn from South Korea about safety and social distancing.
About the Guest
Tom Gabbard’s co-producer/investor credits include Monty Python’s Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Cage aux Folles, RED, Pippin, Kinky Boots, The Color Purple Revival, Hello Dolly, Dear Evan Hansen, The Band’s Visit, Oklahoma! and Hadestown.
Tom Gabbard’s other Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tour and London West End credits include Moulin Rouge, Ain’t Too Proud, Tootsie, Legally Blonde, Frost/Nixon, Matilda, Cinderella, Jagged Little Pill, Something Rotten, American in Paris, Waitress, and Pippin.
Gabbard produced the New York run and the national tour of TRACES, and the national tour of 9 to 5. Tom is a leader in developing partnerships between the UK and US, working on over 25 UK/US transfers and London productions.
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