Jun 11, 2009
Just got the bad news that L.A.'s Center Theatre Group has layed off 11 staff members, including beloved longtime press rep Ken Werther (pictured above) and marketing maven C. Raul Espinoza, both of whom I know well and whose leaving constitutes a crushing loss.
Not a lot I can say except that, in Kenny's case, I will miss kibitzing with a press rep who talks freely and frankly, almost but not quite to the point of dish, about the shows he's flogging. A press rep with that kind of savvy and a sense of humor, and who "gets" what critics and editors want (and don't want), is a rare commodity in my experience, though it's true of the best in the business. Kenny is one of the best, and I hope to work with him again.
UPDATE: I guess the number of staff members is 12.
Posted by Rob Weinert-Kendt at 3:41 PM