October 8, 2007 Alfred Branch Jr.
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner
Feld Entertainment, Inc., producers of family entertainment shows, such as Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Doodlebops Live! and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, has named Nicole Feld and Alana Feld, executive vice presidents of the company. Nicole Feld joined Feld Entertainment in 2001; Alana Feld joined in 2003. In these new positions they will be responsible for developing, growing and marketing Feld Entertainment’s live productions, while continuing to work closely with their father, CEO Kenneth Feld, and with the company’s executive and creative teams. Feld productions attract 25 million people each year to its shows.
This year alone, Feld Entertainment will have launched seven live touring productions, while continuing to market all its existing shows throughout the world. These include the 138th Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth, the 3rd Edition of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey The Gold Unit, the domestic and international tours of the company’s hottest new property, Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour, a third tour of a Disney Live! stage production, Playhouse Disney Live! and a second North American tour of Doodlebops Live! The company is not involved in the current Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tour.
“As we continue to position ourselves for greater expansion in the live family entertainment business, Nicole and Alana, have proven as producers that they can manage the creative direction of our shows and as marketers, they have more than demonstrated their astute business skills in how to best position the company’s live entertainment productions,” said Feld Entertainment COO Mike Shannon in a statement.