MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ENTERTAINMENT (MSG ENTERTAINMENT) has promoted JOSEPHINE VACCARELLO to EVP/Live for the company. She will report to Executive Chairman and CEO/MSG ENTERTAINMENT JAMES DOLAN.
VACCARELLO’s career with MSG ENTERTAINMENT spans 25 years where she was most recently SVP/MSG Live and Business Operations, where she oversaw strategy and business operations to drive growth.
In her new role, VACCARELLO will lead MSG ENTERTAINMENT’s live entertainment bookings business, which includes concerts, family shows, comedy, performing arts, venue tours, and special events across all of the company’s performance venues. This portfolio includes NEW YORK’s MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, THE THEATER at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, and BEACON THEATRE; and THE CHICAGO THEATRE. Additionally, VACCARELLO will be responsible for booking concert residencies at MSG SPHERE, the company’s newest venue which is scheduled to open in LAS VEGAS in the second half of this year.
DOLAN said, “Over her tenure at MSG ENTERTAINMENT, JOSEPHINE has been instrumental in growing our live event business by pursuing innovative opportunities including multi-night bookings and unique residencies, and bringing unforgettable events featuring the world’s biggest artists to our venues. In this new leadership role, I am confident she will continue to raise the bar within the live entertainment industry by leveraging her unparalleled relationships and expertise across our portfolio and in booking our newest venue – the state-of-the-art MSG SPHERE.”
VACCARELLO added, “Throughout my 25 years at this company, I’ve had unique opportunities to grow and evolve my career within the organization, and I’m honored to take on this elevated leadership role, particularly as MSG ENTERTAINMENT expands its live entertainment business. We have a lot of big ideas for the future that will make an indelible mark on live entertainment and I’m looking forward to continuing to create iconic moments with artists for our fans in NEW YORK, CHICAGO and soon, LAS VEGAS.”