Alliance Theatre chief Susan Booth is back from summer vacation (at Club Med!) and talking about the theater’s finances, losing two members of her leadership team, and the world premiere of “Come Fly With Me,” a Twyla Tharp dance show set to the songs of Frank Sinatra. Previews begin Sept 15.
On her Vacation: Booth and husband Max Leventhal, the Alliance’s general manager, and daughter Moira, 5, chilled at a Club Med in Florida, near West Palm Beach. “We haven’t had a vacation, the three of us, in like forever. It was heaven.”
On staff attrition: Associate Artistic director Kent Gash left in March to take a job leading a new musical-theater program at New York University. Earlier this month, managing director Tom Pechar was let go as part of administrative restructuring and belt-tightening. Neither position is being filled, at least in the near future.
“It is a really difficult landscape,” Booth said.
She called Gash’s opportunity in New York so “perfect and logical.” “Do I