Vice President of Development
Simon Shaw is the owner of Shaw Entertainment Group, specializing in booking, programming and producing live entertainment. With 16 years’ experience on both sides of the Atlantic as a booking agent, promoter, and director of programming, Simon has a rare insight into the world of presenting live entertainment. He founded Shaw Entertainment Group in 2008.
Simon was always a fan of live performance, but his eyes were opened to the commercial aspects of the business as a tour manager traveling the UK and Europe with various rock ‘n’ roll bands. After experiencing life on the road Shaw returned to the UK and began his education in the world of booking and promoting working for an agency in London.
Simon came to New York in 1999 to work for a Broadway booking agency where he was involved with many successful Broadway tours including Cabaret, Rent, Saturday Night Fever, Mamma Mia, The Full Monty, Fosse, Contact, Seussical the Musical, and Kiss me, Kate. In 2005, Simon moved to the Berkshires to program the inaugural season of the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA. In 2006 he joined a Los Angeles based booking agency working from his home in the Berkshires. He is currently programming the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA and Queens Theatre In The Park, Queens, NY as well as booking and managing his roster of artists.