The Vineyard Theatre Welcomes a New Managing Director + Show


Union Square Partnership Welcomes Suzanne Appel to the Neighborhood

Right on cue with a fresh new year, the Vineyard Theatre welcomes its new managing director Suzanne Appel to kick off 2017. Appel comes to the Vineyard from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, where she has served as the Director of External Affairs since 2015. Prior to her role at Hubbard Street, she served as Managing Director at Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco, according to the press release.

“The Vineyard has had a profound impact through the years, developing and launching so many incredible new plays and musicals," said Appel in a statement. "I am looking forward to working with Doug and Sarah and with the Vineyard's Board of Directors, staff and artists to advance the company's mission to nurture artists and bold new work. As a native New Yorker, I'm also thrilled to be coming home to this wonderful community."

We are thrilled to welcome Appel to the district, and to the Union Square Partnership, of which the Vineyard Theatre is a long-standing board member and supporter.

“With its long-list of award winning shows and playwrights, the Vineyard Theatre is a key partner in our work to market the district and showcase the very best that Union Square has to offer,” said Jennifer Falk, executive director of the Union Square Partnership. “We are thrilled to welcome Suzanne to the Square and look forward to the Vineyard’s next phase of exciting and innovative theater productions under her leadership.”

Dedicated to the creation and production of daring new plays and musicals, The Vineyard has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works, including Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman’s INDECENT, which will begin performances on Broadway this April, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Pulitzer Prize finalist GLORIA, which transfers this month to the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

This month The Vineyard welcomes John Kander and Greg Pierce’s new musical KID VICTORY, directed by Liesl Tommy, which begins performances February 1; and will be followed this spring by Gina Gionfriddo’s CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, directed by Peter DuBois.