DCMetroTheaterArts (DCMTA)—the website that states it covers more local performing arts than any other media outlet—announced the appointment of a new Editor-in-Chief, Nicole Hertvik. For the last two years, she has been a DCMTA Senior Reviewer and also served as Associate Editor.
In a simultaneous announcement, Joel Markowitz, DCMTA’s Publisher and Founding Editor, was named Editor Emeritus. According to a report, “The transition to new leadership will be smooth, ensuring that the successful media platform Joel built will continue to serve the theater community and carry forward Joel’s vision.”
Markowitz was diagnosed with ALS in April and can no longer speak.