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George MacPherson

General Manager, Producer
( b. circa 1931 - d. Jun 03, 2009 Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA ) Male

Biography: George MacPherson was born in Elrama, Pennsylvania. He studied large-animal veterinary medicine at Bethany College. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He managed movie theaters in West Virginia, then worked for the Ringling Brothers, then joined the Los Angeles Police Department before becoming a partner in a theatrical press agency. He was the founding general manager of Hamilton Place in Hamilton, Ontario in the 1970s. He started and ran the theatrical management division of Endemol Entertainment's New York offices. He served as the executive director of American Theater Productions in the early 1980s. He became regarded as a pioneer in touring Broadway shows nationally and internationally. He became the president of Masque Sound in 1997. He married Judith Winter.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on June 5, 2009.



Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
The Who's Tommy
[Musical, Original]
  • General Manager: George MacPherson
Oct 12, 1993 - Jan 29, 1995
Annie Get Your Gun
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Executive Producer: George MacPherson
Mar 09, 1993 - Jan 10, 1994
Guys and Dolls
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Executive Producer: George MacPherson
Sep 15, 1992 - Jul 03, 1994
The Secret Garden
[Musical, Original]
  • Executive Producer: George MacPherson
Apr 28, 1992 - May 22, 1994
Once on This Island
[Musical, Original]
  • Executive Producer: George MacPherson
Mar 31, 1992 - Jan 03, 1993
Lend Me a Tenor
[Play, Comedy, Farce, Original]
  • Executive Producer: George MacPherson
Sep 11, 1990 - May 19, 1991
Chess
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Executive Producer: George MacPherson
Jan 09, 1990 - May 13, 1990
Into the Woods
[Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original]
  • Executive Producer: George MacPherson
Nov 22, 1988 - May 13, 1990
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