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Music Center's Stephen Rountree plans exit, Center Theatre Group move
Music Center's Stephen Rountree plans exit, Center Theatre Group move

Stephen Rountree will step down after 12 years as president of the Music Center to take a more narrowly focused, less highly compensated job at one of its key tenants, Center Theatre Group, where he will head business operations as managing director. The Music Center and CTG said that Rountree, 65, will make the switch in January, replacing Edward Rada at the theater company, while Howard Sherman, a veteran Music Center executive, steps in as interim president. The two institutions say both Rada and Rountree initiated the moves. But they come as Center Theatre Group is trying to reverse a long streak of budget deficits that has reached six consecutive seasons since the 2008 recession,...

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