Celebrity Attractions, nationally touring Broadway presenter, has announced the appointment of Kristin Dotson as chief executive officer effective July 1, succeeding Ed. Payton, who is retiring. Drew Payton and Kay Payton continue to support and lead as the owners board of directors, and Broadway producers for Celebrity Attractions.
“Kristin is going to take Celebrity Attractions to the next level,” says Payton. “Her experience in making Celebrity Attractions a premier presenter of nationally touring Broadway in Tulsa, her passion for servicing patrons on a regional scale, and her authentic team player approach make her an extraordinary fit for Celebrity Attractions.”
Dotson is a 23-year Celebrity team veteran who has worked in every area of presenting Broadway seasons including box office, group sales, marketing, season development and human resources.
For much of her time at Celebrity Attractions, Dotson was the senior marketing director and then, after a promotion in 2015, began booking national Broadway tours for current and future seasons as well as representing Celebrity Attractions on a national stage at the Broadway League conferences.
Over the years, her leadership helped launch the third national tour of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in Tulsa, the first Oklahoma engagement of Disney’s “The Lion King,” multiple week and return engagements of “Wicked” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” and more than 110 other national touring productions, which have all contributed to growing Broadway season subscriptions, positioning Tulsa as a premier destination market for touring Broadway nationwide.
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