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La Jolla Playhouse Appoints Debby Buchholz as Managing Director

Buchholz has been with the organization for 15 years.

Debby Buchholz, managing director, and Christopher Ashley, artistic director, of La Jolla Playhouse.
(© Sandy Huffaker/La Jolla Playhouse)

La Jolla Playhouse has appointed Debby Buchholz as the organization's new managing director. Buchholz has served as the Playhouse's general manager since 2002 and will begin her duties in this new role on May 1.

In partnership with the artistic director, the managing director is responsible for directing overall strategic planning, financial management, marketing, development, production management, and labor relations for the organization.

Buchholz has served as general manager of La Jolla Playhouse for more than 15 years, where she has overseen Playhouse business operations, human resources, board governance, and artist and production contract negotiations. She is a vice president of the League of Resident Theaters (LORT) and a member of its executive committee.

La Jolla Playhouse's current Broadway productions include Come From Away, Escape to Margaritaville, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

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