John Ekeberg has been with the DCPA family since 1992.
John Ekeberg has been named Executive Director of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Broadway Division, where he will oversee programming for all Broadway and Cabaret productions, Chairman and CEO Daniel Ritchie announced today.
Ekeberg began his career at the DCPA in the box office in 1992. Five years later, he became the Business Manager for the Broadway division. From there, he became General Manager and then Director of Programming when the late Randy Weeks became DCPA President.
Weeks was Ekeberg’s mentor for 17 years, preparing Ekeberg to one day succeed him. Ekeberg previously served as the Board Chair of Paragon Theatre Company in Denver and currently serves as a Governor for The Broadway League, is a Tony Award voter and will represent the DCPA with the Independent Presenters Network.
“As the DCPA moves forward, John brings a wealth of knowledge as Executive Director,” said Ritchie. “We are fortunate to have such a strong and prepared leader.”
Ekeberg will partner with Broadway division veteran Jeff Hovorka, the DCPA’s Director of Marketing and Sales. With a combined 50 years in the industry, the two will continue to bring top-tier programming to Denver, Ritchie said.
The Broadway division team also includes Senior Public Relations and Promotions Manager Heidi Bosk; Business Manager Alicia Giersch; Marketing Coordinator Emily Lozow, and Administrative Assistant Claudia Carson.
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