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Executive director Wiley Hausam exits Broad Stage, Jane Deknatel has interim post

Executive director Wiley Hausam exits Broad Stage, Jane Deknatel has interim post

In more than seven years since it opened to great fanfare, the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica has presented theatrical, dance and musical artists of the highest international caliber, but the most prominent tune emanating from the hall Monday was the sound of musical chairs in its executive offices.

The Broad Stage confirmed that artistic and executive director Wiley Hausam departed the company last week, after less than a year on the job.

Jane Deknatel, who has been with the Broad Stage for six years, most recently as director of development, has been appointed interim executive director. The venue's former top boss, Dale Franzen, is coming back to oversee a new...

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