SPIEGELWORLD LEAVES GOTHAM, RELOCATES HEADQUARTERS TO LAS VEGAS AND APPOINTS THREE NEW BUSINESS LEADERS
David J. Foster, CEO; John McCoy, CMO; Mike Bauder, Senior Vice President of Production
Spiegelworld, producers of Absinthe at Caesars Palace, operator of Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and producer of Vegas Nocturne at Rose. Rabbit. Lie., today announced its global business will relocate from New York City to be managed from Las Vegas with the appointments of three new business leaders: David J. Foster, Chief Executive Officer; John McCoy, Chief Marketing Officer; and Mike Bauder, Senior Vice President of Production.
“Since the debut of Absinthe in 2011, Spiegelworld has doubled its turnover annually,” said Impresario Ross Mollison. “With the opening of Rose. Rabbit. Lie. featuring Vegas Nocturne, relocating David, John and Mike into these new positions is designed to firmly place our head office in the entertainment capital of the world – Las Vegas. Spiegelworld plans to rehearse, build and manage our future productions from Las Vegas, including our Tokyo premiere of Empire in July.”
Foster, previously the President of Spiegelworld working out of the New York City office, is the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Passionate about live pop culture, Foster has produced theater on Broadway and Off Broadway and presented concerts in prestigious venues across Australia and the U.S. Credits include Broadway productions such as The Pee-Wee Herman Show andKiki and Herb’s Alive on Broadway, the Family Guy Sings concert featuring Seth McFarlane and the cast of Family Guy, Rufus Wainwright Sings Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall, the Off Broadway hit Puppetry of the Penis and much more.
McCoy joins Spiegelworld as the new Chief Marketing Officer. Previously, McCoy served as the Vice President of Type A Marketing, a New York based boutique-marketing agency representing Broadway and national touring productions. During his tenure, he created multi-tiered marketing campaigns, managed new partnerships and conceived special events for the company’s clients. Among these responsibilities, his projects included: the national touring productions of Dirty Dancing, Million Dollar Quartet,Flashdance – The Musical and Anything Goes; Broadway projects included La Bete, Born Yesterday and Follies. No stranger to the Las Vegas market, McCoy worked for Wynn Resorts and Cirque du Soleil before moving to New York in 2010.
Bauder, Spiegelworld’s new Senior Vice President of Production, spent nearly 20 years absorbing as many roles as possible in the show business industry before starting his own leading production management firm in 2005 – MB Productions. The New York based firm managed high-profile projects including Broadway hits Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark and Jekyll & Hyde and the first national tours of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Evita, Ghost: The Musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!, among others. Mike has managed numerous projects abroad, working with leading designers and creative talent in places like the United Kingdom, China, Singapore, Korea and India.
Effective immediately, all three will be based out of Spiegelworld’s Las Vegas office, managing the operation of Rose. Rabbit. Lie. and Vegas Nocturne, Absinthe at Caesars Palace and the world tour of Empire, which shortly opens its Japanese tour in Tokyo after completing an Australian tour that saw sales of over 200,000 tickets.
Spiegelworld is a ground-breaking live entertainment producer that seamlessly weaves together the distinct artisan disciplines of circus, cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque, but reinvents them for the 21st century. Its productions feature the world’s most talented, sexy and daring artists who present breath-taking physical feats, outrageous comedy and seductive teases. Established in 2006, Spiegelworld premiered in New York City under a luxurious spiegeltent and currently boasts three unique productions now appearing around the world. Empire continues on from its successful Australian run with a transition to Japan for a Tokyo premiere this summer. Two Las Vegas based productions, Absinthe at Caesars Palace and Vegas Nocturne at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, bring Spiegelworld to the forefront of entertainment in the entertainment capital of the world. Led by Impresario Ross Mollison, past Spiegelworld productions include: La Vie, Desir and Gazillionaire’s Late Nite Lounge. Keep up with Spiegelworld on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and at Spiegelworld.com.