Most recently founded, owned Madstone.

Touring industry veteran Jonathan Hochwald has joined Madison Square Garden Entertainment as executive VP, productions.

In this role, Hochwald will serve as the COO and GM of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular franchise worldwide, as well as working with the company's executive VP of business development on creating and developing new productions produced by MSGE.

According to MSGE president Jay Marciano, Hochwald will "formulate a strategy for expanding our existing wholly-owned properties such as...the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which will open in seven cities this year, including New York." Marciano adds that Hochwald will also help develop new live theatrical opportunities for MSGE to mount and potentially tour.

Prior to joining MSG Entertainment, Hochwald most recently founded, owned and served as president of Madstone Productions, LLC, in New York, the North American tour promoter for the Celtic Woman tour; consulted on Cirque du Soleil's Delirium tour for Live Nation; and co-produced a multi-month run of "Love, Janis" in San Francisco.

Before starting his own company, Hochwald worked for Clear Channel Entertainment and its predecessors (SFX Entertainment and PACE Entertainment) from 1988 to 2005, where he led efforts in marketing, business and creative development in a variety of executive roles. His credits during this run include work on such successful touring shows as "Rugrats," "Blues Clue's Live," "Scooby Doo Stagefright," and "Dora The Explorer Live."