Madison Center for the Arts Announces Executive Director, Performance Schedule
By Kwyn Johnson -
Wednesday Mar 10, 2021
The Madison Center for the Arts, a new performing arts venue in Phoenix, is excited to bring live performances back to Phoenix with an impressive lineup of theatrical shows and Broadway productions, including acts never-before-seen in the valley. Securing this incredible talent and leading the charge is the recently hired Executive Director, Ari Levin.
Ari Levin brings to The Madison an extraordinary list of performing arts and entertainment accolades. Levin is one of only a handful of Americans to play the title role of Hamlet, as well as produce and direct national tours with members of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company in England. He was also the executive producer and director of the "Superstars of the Kirov Ballet” for their only U.S. performance. Levin directed “Star Trek: The Experience,” had his own show on the Las Vegas strip called “Xtreme Magic,” and produced and directed the grand opening of the 2007 NBA All-Star Game with Kobe Bryant. He has produced and directed for Paramount Studios, CNN and the BBC, as well as for the Lifetime Achievement Awards for Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Goldie Hawn and Jodi Foster and over 30 episodes of Oprah’s “Where Are They Now.” Lastly, he is a current member of the Broadway Directors and Choreographers Union and spent the last twenty years as the writer, executive producer and director of ShoWest and CinemaCon.
"I was very excited about the opportunity to return to Arizona,” said Levin. “The Madison is a stunning venue and I look forward to creating a new and vibrant season full of performing arts that have never been to the Valley of the Sun."
The Madison is bringing a uniquely wonderful Broadway season to Phoenix with shows such as:
• Mariachi Sol De Mexico® de Jose Hernandez - May 5, 2021
• Zuzu African Acrobats - May 7-8, 2021
• MUMMENSCHANZ you & me - June 9-13, 2021
• Animaniacs In Concert - August 28, 2021
• Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville - September 16-19, 2021
• Shaft - Live with Burnt Sugar - Sept. 24, 2021
• American Ballet Theatre Studio - November 14, 2021
Tickets are on sale now for Mariachi Sol De Mexico® de Jose Hernandez in their special Cinco De Mayo shows and Zuzu African Acrobats. Season tickets and additional shows will be announced at a later date.
The Madison Center for the Arts is a 160,000 square foot, state-of-the-art venue featuring a 908-seat auditorium, extensive veranda and spacious lobby with a soaring 40-foot ceiling. The elegant versatility of this venue makes it an ideal choice for not only the performing arts, but corporate events, galas, weddings, and other large life celebrations.
The Madison Center for the Arts is located at 5601 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.themadison.org.