Rita K. Fucillo, my late aunt, was president and publisher at Jerome Press.
was reporting Boston's cultural events, Rosenfeld and Fucillo
were creating them through supporting the arts community.
Fucillo later became president of the League of Boston Theatres.
A woman of Substance- Rita K. Fucillo helped start Panorama and served as its President and Publisher for over 40 years.
was traveling the country, monitoring their operations in other cities, scouting shows and launching a travel division.
By the '60s and into the '70s, the pair was presenting shows locally and producing them nationally and internationally.
And in the early '60s, On Stage became Playbill and Jerome Press Publications
became the headquarters of Northeast Playbill.
Rosenfeld and Fucillo's
combined passion for theater eventually led them into the glorious Colonial Theatre, which they operated throughout the '80s, while simultaneously producing theater, running the Club and publishing Panorama, Playbill and Theatrebill
was quoted as saying that a business needs "imagination and a hell of a lot of guts" in order to succeed.
"You can't sit back and do what you always have done," she
said, "You must listen and look at the public.