In a statement, Board Chair Harold W. Fuson, Jr. said, "We are saddened by Lou's decision to leave after nine years of tremendous leadership and service. During Lou's nine years The Old Globe grew to new heights, both financially and artistically. He produced nearly 150 plays and musicals, bringing San Diego audiences some of the most successful shows in Globe history."
The Old Globe has appointed Michael G. Murphy as Interim Managing Director. Murphy has served as General Manager of the organization since April 2003.