April 17, 2012, Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc., announces the promotion of Bobby Rossi to Chief Programming Officer of Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Capitol Theatre and Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road Presents.
In announcing Bobby's promotion, Zev Buffman, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc., President and CEO commented, "Bobby is a rare 24 Carat person, he loves the "Hall', lives it's every moment and sees its needs with amazing clarity that is intoxicating. Bobby's relationships with agents, managers and artists', along with his knowledge of the Tampa Bay area and Ruth Eckerd Hall are a great asset to our team and the community."
In response, Bobby said, "I am very excited to work alongside Zev and the entire staff who are known and respected throughout the country and around the world as we continue to present the finest performing arts entertainment to the Tampa Bay area and beyond."
Bobby is responsible for the booking of performances at Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Capitol Theatre and Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road which books and produces offsite events, including the Tampa Bay Rays Summer Concert Series, headliners for the Clearwater Jazz Holiday and Billy Joel's recent show at The Palladium in St. Petersburg.
Entertainment industry trade publication Billboard magazine named Ruth Eckerd Hall the highest grossing theatre of the decade (2000-2009) with 2,500 seats or less.
Bobby joined Ruth Eckerd Hall in January 1996 as Director of Entertainment.
Designed by the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Ruth Eckerd Hall is consistently ranked in the top 5 venues in the world with seats of 2,500 or less by industry trade publications and is known for its 2,180-seat, acoustically perfect auditorium. Artists from America and around the world, ranging from classical, rock, opera, Broadway, jazz, pop and more are included in the stellar lineup of more than 200 performances a year. Ruth Eckerd Hall is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.