Director of Programming, Ambassador Theatre GroupBates is also general manager of Ambassador’s Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Photo courtesy Kings Theatre)   I thought I’d grow up to beA business mogul. First job in the industryAccounts payable coordinator for AEG Live in NYC. Favorite part of the jobWorking with so many different people and artists of different genres and cultures. Least favorite part of the jobLosing nights and weekends to work shows. If I weren’t doing this, I’d be a …Male model … or if that didn’t work out, something in finance or accounting. MentorsMy father, Tom Bates, who worked as a production manager for 30-plus years, Sean Saadeh from Prudential Center and Debra Rathwell from AEG Presents. Prized possessionA signed Beastie Boys poster. Best advice receivedThe show will happen, people will move on, and there will be another show tomorrow. Basically, not to get crippled with something going wrong or feeling like […]
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