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Kwofe Coleman Named Managing Director of the Muny

The theater’s 2019 season opens this June with ”Guys and Dolls”.

Kwofe Coleman has been named the newest managing director of the Muny in St. Louis.
Kwofe Coleman has been named the newest managing director of the Muny in St. Louis.
(photo provided by the Muny)

The Muny has announced today the appointment of Kwofe Coleman as the new managing director of the 101-year-old St. Louis theater. Coleman, who previously served as the Muny's marketing and communications director, will work with the president and CEO, artistic director, department heads, staff, and community to support the larger vision of the Muny, maintaining a dynamic environment in keeping with its mission while ensuring financial stability and growth.

Among his duties as managing director, Coleman will take an active role in overseeing the organizational, financial, and business affairs of the Muny, while embracing and articulating the artistic and institutional vision. This will include the development of annual budgets, determining income and expense assumptions, and overseeing those revenue and expenditures. In this position, he will also take a leadership role in developing new and expanded income streams and creating strategic initiatives to expand and deepen the Muny's community engagement, educational, and outreach efforts.

"Kwofe is an incredibly talented individual who understands both the culture inside the institution and how the Muny interacts with the St. Louis community," said Muny President and CEO Denny Reagan. "As we embark on our second century, it's important to honor the past and just as important to ensure the future is sustainable and exciting. I am eager to see Kwofe step into this new role and continue the growth of the Muny's mission."

The 2019 Muny season schedule is: Guys and Dolls (June 10-16), Kinky Boots (June 19-25), 1776 (June 27-July 3), Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (July 8-16), Footloose (July 18-24), Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon (July 27-August 2), and Matilda (August 5-11).