DENVER (CBS4)– The president of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts passed away on Thursday. Randy Weeks, 59, is being remembered for his dedication to theater in Denver.
In addition to being the president of the DCPA, Weeks was also the executive director of its Broadway touring division.READ MORE: Colorado Snow Totals: Boulder County Gets More Than A Foot
Weeks was in London attending the Independent Presenter’s Network conference when he missed a meeting. Weeks was discovered in his hotel room bed. The cause of death is unknown.
DCPA Chairman & CEO Daniel L. Ritchie wrote a letter to DCPA employees and board members that detailed Weeks’ history with the DCPA. It began in 1978 when he started working in the box office while attending the University of Colorado. He was tapped to take the helm of Denver Center Attractions in 1989.READ MORE: More Jobs Become Available As Colorado Reopens, Prepares For Post Pandemic
Since then Weeks has presented more than 400 shows and opened the Garner Galleria Theatre in 1992.
Weeks’ theatre involvement extended beyond the DCPA to include participation in the Denver School of the Arts Board, Independent Presenter’s Network, The Broadway League, and Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.MORE NEWS: U.S. House Passes SAFE Banking Act To Give Cannabis Industry Access To Banking Services
Ritchie also wrote, “Randy has left an indelible mark on Denver, Colorado and the national theatre community. He will be greatly missed by all of us at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.”